Makahiki triumphs by a nose in Japanese Derby

May 29, 2016

Makahiki triumphs by a nose in Japanese Derby

Makahiki became the top 3-year-old in all of Japan on Sunday, winning the Japanese Derby and a ¥200 million check after a photo finish over Satono Diamond. On a glorious afternoon at Tokyo Racecourse, the Deep Impact-sired Makahiki, who went off as the third ...

Favorite Duramente wins Japanese Derby in record time

May 31, 2015

Favorite Duramente wins Japanese Derby in record time

First choice Duramente won the Japanese Derby in record time on Sunday to close in on the Japanese triple crown, a feat accomplished by only seven horses in the long history of the sport. Duramente, ridden by two-time Derby winner Mirco Demuro, added to ...

Take trains sights on Arc after record Derby win

May 27, 2013

Take trains sights on Arc after record Derby win

After becoming No. 1 in Japan, Yutaka Take and Kizuna are ready to take on the world. Take won a record fifth Japanese Derby aboard favorite Kizuna on Sunday, and will head to the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe this fall to try to ...