Almond Eye wins Tenno-sho in return to racing

More Sports / Horse Racing Oct 27, 2019

Almond Eye wins Tenno-sho in return to racing

Racing for the first time since June, Almond Eye regained G1 dominance on Sunday as the four-year-old filly won a three-length victory at the autumn Tenno-sho. Steered by Christophe Lemaire, the race favorite got off to a good start in the 2,000-meter turf race at ...

Fierement goes the distance to claim spring Tenno-sho

More Sports / Horse Racing Apr 28, 2019

Fierement goes the distance to claim spring Tenno-sho

Race-favorite Fierement claimed the spring Tenno-sho by a neck on Sunday as French jockey Christophe Lemaire picked up his third straight Grade 1 victory in Japan. Fierement crossed the finish line at Kyoto Racecourse in 3 minutes, 15 seconds, edging sixth-favorite Glory Vase. A four-year-old colt ...

Saturnalia wins Satsuki-sho

More Sports / Horse Racing Apr 14, 2019

Saturnalia wins Satsuki-sho

No. 1 favorite Saturnalia pulled away from a tight pack of contenders to win the Satsuki-sho, the last Japanese Classic of the Heisei Era, on Sunday. Saturnalia, ridden by French jockey Christophe Lemaire, edged fourth pick Velox by a head at Nakayama Racecourse with Danon ...

Gran Alegria earns first G1 win in record time

More Sports / Horse Racing Apr 7, 2019

Gran Alegria earns first G1 win in record time

Gran Alegria was the uncontested winner of the Oka Sho on Sunday, claiming her first Grade 1 victory in record time. The second-favorite, ridden by Christophe Lemaire, pulled ahead before the final turn at Hanshin Racecourse and crossed the finish line unrivaled in 1 minute, ...

Soul Stirring triumphs in Japanese Oaks

More Sports / Horse Racing May 21, 2017

Soul Stirring triumphs in Japanese Oaks

Frankel-sired Soul Stirring captured the second jewel in the filly's Triple Crown on Sunday, comfortably winning the Japanese Oaks at Tokyo Racecourse. Runaway favorite Soul Stirring did her legendary father of 10 Grade 1 wins proud, bouncing back from last month's disappointment of finishing third ...