Hooves Like Thunder in the Blue Sky

Creatures made of muscle, beauty and speed

By Masayoshi Hirose    - 1 min read

I went to Kyoto Racecourse to watch the Mile Championship of G1 Race on November 23rd, 2014.

I'd never visited a racecourse nor watched horse racing  before in my life, and I was of course excited! Just watching beautiful race horses galloping in past me was thrilling. To me, they didn't seem to care who would win or lose the race, but they appeared to be dedicated to just running. The drama they showed us on the race track moved us, and we were still as excited as a bunch of kids when we left Kyoto Racecourse.

There's one more thing to tell you...the betting ticket I bought won the race! and I was able to have a rich dinner on that day!

A Dream-Come-True Horse Race Watching
1. First-Time Visit to a Racecourse
2. Hooves Like Thunder in the Blue Sky

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Takako Sakamoto

Takako Sakamoto @takako.sakamoto

I was born in and grew up in Tokushima prefecture, and have lived in many places since then: Nishinomiya, Kyoto, Nara, Mie, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Fukuoka and Fukui. I am currently living in Yokohama City. All the places I lived, all the places I visited, I have loved dearly. The historical places where people lived, loved, suffered, and fought - places where I can still hear their heartbeats - mesmerize me. I'd like to retrace the footsteps of the people who lived in Japan a long long time ago, and introduce to you what they left behind on this soil.  

Original by Masayoshi Hirose