• Kyodo News


Eight-year-old Kinshasa No Kiseki will retire from racing after becoming the first horse to win the Takamatsunomiya Kinen in consecutive years.

The Japan Racing Association announced Monday that the Nobuyuki Hori-trained Kinshasa No Kiseki will be retired to stud at the Shadai Stallion Station in Hokkaido.

The Australian-bred Kinshasa No Kiseki, owned by Kazumi Yoshida, finishes with 12 wins from 31 starts, including seven graded victories. He earned more than ¥785 million.

Under Umberto Rispoli, Kinshasa No Kiseki won the Takamatsunomiya Kinen on Sunday at Hanshin Racecourse for his second Grade 1 title. He was also runnerup twice in the Sprinters Stakes.

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