Kentucky-bred Testa Matta came from off the pace to register a two-length win in the $2.45 million February Stakes (Jpn-I) at Tokyo Racecourse Feb. 19.
- Dark Bay or Brown Colt
- Born 2006
|Testa Matta View Five-Cross Pedigree||Tapit||Pulpit|
|Tap Your Heels|
|Wings of Jove|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Waterford-Millford Farms, agent||($20,000)|
|Two-year-old||Narvick International||SAB Training, agent||$60,000|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
Heavy favorite Espoir City, Japan's champion dirt horse last year, got his 2010 campaign off to a great start by easily winning the US$2.2 million February Stakes, the first grade I race of the season Feb. 21 at Tokyo.