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, ...

Almond Eye uses late charge to win Oka-sho

More Sports / Horse Racing 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 ...

Reine Minoru upsets field to take Oka-sho crown

More Sports / Horse Racing Apr 9, 2017

Reine Minoru upsets field to take Oka-sho crown

Eighth favorite Reine Minoru held off star jockey Yutaka Take aboard third favorite Lys Gracieux down the final stretch for a surprise half-length victory in the Oka-sho on Sunday. Reine Minoru, with Kenichi Ikezoe aboard, crossed the finish at Hanshin Racecourse in 1 minute, 34.5 ...