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 ...

Rainbow Line captures spring Tenno-sho title

More Sports / Horse Racing 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 ...

Kitasan Black completes Tenno-sho double

More Sports / Horse Racing 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 ...

Maurice crushes field to win Tenno-sho

More Sports / Horse Racing Oct 30, 2016

Maurice crushes field to win Tenno-sho

Maurice was dominant even at 2,000 meters as Japan's reigning horse of the year won the fall Tenno-sho for his fifth Grade 1 title on Sunday. The favorite, ridden by Ryan Moore, came home on the outside down the 500-meter straight at Tokyo Racecourse, comfortably ...

Take tastes Tenno-sho glory for seventh time

More Sports / Horse Racing May 1, 2016

Take tastes Tenno-sho glory for seventh time

Yutaka Take was back doing what he does best, winning his record seventh spring Tenno-sho title aboard Kitasan Black on Sunday. Take, who last won the race 10 years ago on Deep Impact, went wire-to-wire on the 4-year-old second-favorite to edge long-shot Curren Mirotic in ...

Gold Ship sails to spring Tenno-sho crown

More Sports / Horse Racing May 3, 2015

Gold Ship sails to spring Tenno-sho crown

Norihiro Yokoyama's calming performance in the saddle led Gold Ship to the spring Tenno-sho title and his sixth career Grade 1 victory on Sunday. The temperamental 6-year-old went off as the second choice behind Kizuna, crossing the post in 3 minutes, 14.7 seconds over the ...

Just a Way runs away with Tenno-sho title

More Sports Oct 27, 2013

Just a Way runs away with Tenno-sho title

Just a Way stole the show from favorite and reigning horse of the year Gentildonna with a phenomenal run to win the Tenno-sho on Sunday for his first Grade 1 title. The 4-year-old Just a Way, who went off as the fifth choice, lifted the ...