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  • Gentildonna Unplaced in Sheema Classic Prep

    Gentildonna's tuneup for the $5 million Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-I) next month was foiled in the starting gate as the jittery star mare was sapped before the Kyoto Kinen (Jpn-II) began Feb. 16.

  • Classic contender Espoir City arrives at Churchill Downs.

    Espoir City Arrives at Churchill

    The Yushun Horse Club's Japan-based star Espoir City arrived at Churchill Downs Oct. 19 for a run in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I)), settling in his stall in the quarantine barn early in the morning.

  • Espoir City, Japan's champion dirt horse last year, got his 2010 campaign off to a great start by easily winning the February Stakes at Tokyo.

    Dubai-Bound Espoir City Captures February S.

    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.

  • Espoir City, with jockey Tetsuzo Sato, crosses the finish line to win the Japan Cup Dirt at Hanshin Race Course in Japan.

    Espoir City Runs Away With Japan Cup Dirt

    Favored Espoir City became the 10th champion of the Japan Cup Dirt Dec. 6 at Hanshin Racecourse, going wire-to-wire from the rail post to finish 3 1/2 lengths ahead of Silk Mobius for his first group I victory.

  • Indian Blessing shown working on March 23 in Dubai.

    A Little Barn Time for Indian Blessing

    Following her half-mile workout March 23, two-time champion Indian Blessing walked the quarantine barn area Tuesday morning in preparation for the $2-million Dubai Golden Shaheen (UAE-I), Sponsored by Gulf News, Saturday night at Nad Al Sheba in Dubai.