Adrian Webber

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More Sports May 4, 2009

Meiner Kitz springs Tennosho surprise

Kyoto Pref. — Six-year-old Meiner Kitz pulled off one of the biggest shocks of the racing year so far, when landing the spoils in the 139th Tennosho (Emperor's Cup) at Kyoto Racecourse on Sunday afternoon. At odds of just over 45-1, the horse stunned the ...

Lemaire guides Kane Hekili to Japan Cup Dirt triumph

More Sports Dec 8, 2008

Lemaire guides Kane Hekili to Japan Cup Dirt triumph

TAKARAZUKA, Hyogo Pref. — Kane Hekili and French jockey Christophe Lemaire won a thrilling battle in the final 100 meters of the ninth Japan Cup Dirt, when they held off the late challenges of Meisho Tokon and the race favorite, Vermilion, to land the ...

Black Emblem takes honors at Shuka-sho

More Sports Oct 20, 2008

Black Emblem takes honors at Shuka-sho

KYOTO — Black Emblem took full honors when powering up the home straight on the inside to win the 13th Shuka-sho, the final leg of the three Group 1 races in the year for 3-year-old fillies. Jockey Yasunari Iwata masterminded another top class win after ...

More Sports Jun 30, 2008

Eishin Deputy scores Takarazuka Kinen win

HYOGO PREF. — Eishin Deputy knocked off some of the more fancied runners with an all-the-way win in the 49th Takarazuka Kinen at Hanshin racecourse on Sunday afternoon. The 6-year-old put up a game display under jockey Hiroyuki Uchida, who took the shortest way round, ...