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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 ...

Mozu Katchan captures Queen Elizabeth II Cup

/ Nov 12, 2017

Mozu Katchan captures Queen Elizabeth II Cup

Mozu Katchan, the fifth favorite, won the 42nd running of the Queen Elizabeth II Cup on Sunday by a neck over Crocosmia. With Mirco Demuro aboard, the three-year-old filly covered 2.2 km on turf at Kyoto Racecourse in 2 minutes, 14.3 seconds to capture its ...

Kitasan Black completes Tenno-sho double

/ Oct 29, 2017

Kitasan Black completes Tenno-sho double

Retiring Kitasan Black, ridden by Yutaka Take, completed a Tenno-sho double Sunday as the top favorite came from behind to win the autumn race and pick up his sixth Grade One victory. Kitasan Black, who defended the spring title in April, had a poor start ...