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Gran Alegria flies past Almond Eye at Yasuda Kinen

Horse Racing Jun 7, 2020

Gran Alegria flies past Almond Eye at Yasuda Kinen

Third-pick Gran Alegria cruised to victory in the Yasuda Kinen on Sunday and denied race-favorite Almond Eye an unprecedented eighth Grade 1 turf win. Ridden by Kenichi Ikezoe, Gran Alegria came up through the middle of the pack in the final stretch of the mile ...

Almond Eye wins Victoria Mile for seventh G1 title

Horse Racing May 17, 2020

Almond Eye wins Victoria Mile for seventh G1 title

Heavy favorite Almond Eye won the 15th running of the Victoria Mile on Sunday to tie the all-time record for most Grade 1 victories by a Japanese racehorse on turf. Ridden by jockey Christophe Lemaire, Almond Eye finished the 1,600-meter race at Tokyo Racecourse in ...

Unbeaten Contrail soars to victory at Satsuki-sho

Horse Racing Apr 19, 2020

Unbeaten Contrail soars to victory at Satsuki-sho

Race-favorite Contrail beat third-pick Salios at the wire in the 80th running of the Satsuki-sho on Sunday to capture the first leg of this year's Japanese triple crown and remain undefeated in four career starts. Steered by Yuichi Fukunaga, Contrail conserved his energy in the ...

Daring Tact captures first G1 victory at Oka-sho

Horse Racing Apr 12, 2020

Daring Tact captures first G1 victory at Oka-sho

Daring Tact won the 80th running of the Oka-sho on Sunday and claimed her first Grade 1 victory in just three starts while capturing the first leg of the Japanese filly triple crown. The second pick in the field of 18 3-year-old fillies, Daring Tact ...