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Jour Polaire digs in to win Victoria Mile

/ May 13, 2018

Jour Polaire digs in to win Victoria Mile

Eighth-favorite Jour Polaire bested the all-female pack on the outside Sunday to capture the 13th running of the Victoria Mile and earn her first Grade 1 victory. Jour Polaire, ridden by Hideaki Miyuki, held steady in the middle of the group before outdistancing the leaders ...

Rainbow Line captures spring Tenno-sho title

/ Apr 29, 2018

Rainbow Line captures spring Tenno-sho title

Rainbow Line came from behind to deny favorite Cheval Grand a first spring Tenno-sho championship in Sunday's Emperor's Cup, the race that starts six straight weeks of Grade 1 action. While Yamakatsu Raiden led the pack for most of the 3,200 meters over turf at ...

Seventh-favorite Epoca d'Oro wins Satsuki-sho

/ Apr 15, 2018

Seventh-favorite Epoca d'Oro wins Satsuki-sho

Seventh-favorite Epoca d'Oro earned his first Grade 1 victory after winning the 78th running of the Satsuki-sho on Sunday at Nakayama Racecourse. Jockey Keita Tosaki steered Epoca d'Oro behind the leading pack before coming from behind in the final dash to win the race in ...

Almond Eye uses late charge to win Oka-sho

/ Apr 8, 2018

Almond Eye uses late charge to win Oka-sho

Second-favorite Almond Eye, ridden by jockey Christophe Lemaire, made a late dash Sunday to win the Oka-sho and earn her first Grade 1 victory. Starting second-to-last, Almond Eye conserved her energy until after the final turn, when she sprinted past the pack on the outside ...

Danon Premium claims first Grade 1 victory

/ Dec 17, 2017

Danon Premium claims first Grade 1 victory

Race favorite Danon Premium bested the pack in a late comeback on Sunday to claim his first Grade 1 victory at the 69th running of the Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes at Hanshin Racecourse. The two-year-old colt, ridden by jockey Yuga Kawada, started strong out of ...

Jockey Yutaka Take chosen for International Award of Merit

/ Dec 11, 2017

Jockey Yutaka Take chosen for International Award of Merit

Renowned jockey Yutaka Take became the first Japanese recipient of the 2017 International Award of Merit, the Japan Racing Association announced on Monday. Established in 2013 by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities and Swiss watchmaker Longines, the Award of Merit recognizes distinguished horsemen and ...

Gold Dream claims Champions Cup

/ Dec 3, 2017

Gold Dream claims Champions Cup

Gold Dream, ridden by Englishman Ryan Moore, blew past race favorite T M Jinsoku at the wire on Sunday to win the Grade One Champions Cup at Chukyo Racecourse near Nagoya. The eighth favorite had been trailing the leaders from near the back of the ...