Race favorite Symboli Kris S. became the first horse to win back-to-back fall versions of the Emperor’s Cup, as the American-bred champion four-year-old son of Kris S., in the words of jockey Olivier Peslier, “flew” to a record win of the prestigious race Sunday at Tokyo Racecourse.

Symboli Kris S., voted Horse of the Year in 2002 after wins of the fall Emperor’s Cup and the Arima Memorial, easily overcame an outside draw to top the field of 18 with a time of 1:58:0 over the 2,000 meters of fast turf.

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