Personal Rush, a Kentucky-bred son of Wild Rush, raced 1 1/4 miles in track-record time of 2:02.8 to win Monday's Derby Grand Prix (Jpn-I) at Japan's Morloka racecourse.
The 3-year-old colt trained by Kenji Yamauchi for owner Tomiro Fukami defeated Japanese-bred Top of World by nine lengths in his record run.
Produced from the Alydar mare Personally, Personal Rush was bred in Kentucky by Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Wood. The colt was sold at the 2002 Keeneland September yearling sale for $57,000 and subsequently purchased by J. S. Company for $240,000 at the 2003 Barretts Equine Limited March sale of 2-year-olds in training.
With five victories, including three stakes, from nine starts, Personal Rush has earned the U. S. equivalent of $1,241,818.