Keyword: Christophe Lemaire

  • Rey de Oro wins the 2017 Japanese Derby

    Rey de Oro wins Japanese Derby

    Rey de Oro settled briefly behind a slow pace in the May 28 Tokyo Yushun (G1), or Japanese Derby, moved up when jockey Christophe Lemaire realized action was required and powered through deep stretch to win by three-quarters of a length.

  • Spiritjim catches Noble Mission late to win the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-P3wX56F">Order This Photo</a>

    Spiritjim Denies Noble Mission in France

    With Noble Mission running out of energy in the closing stages of the June 29 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (Fr-I), Spiritjim was there to capitalize and won by head in the last stride.

  • Belshazzar wins the Japan Cup Dirt.
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    Belshazzar Wins in Japan, Pants On Fire Last

    Belshazzar, whose once-promising career was curtailed by health issues, stormed to victory in the Japan Cup Dirt (Jpn-I) Dec. 1 at Hanshin, while U.S.-based Pants On Fire had trouble in the gate and finished last.

  • Flotilla wins the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches in France.
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    Flotilla Strikes in Return to Take Pouliches

    Flotilla, the 2012 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies' Turf (gr. IT) winner, caught Esoterique in the closing strides and won the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (Fr-I, French One Thousand Guineas) May 12 at Longchamp.

  • Flotilla (blue silks) sails home to win the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Juvenile-Fillies-Turf/26130221_nMsRcw#!i=2191257428&k=639HMsN">Order This Photo</a>

    Flotilla Flies Home in Juvenile Fillies Turf

    Flotilla avoided trouble with an explosive late run down the center of the course in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT) Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park, giving jockey Christophe LeMaire his first Cup win.

  • Bayrir flies home to win the Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) at Arlington Park.

    Bayrir Ships From France to Take Secretariat

    The Aga Khan's Bayrir, winner of three of four previous races including a group II stakes in France, rallied late to win the $500,000 Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) for 3-year-olds at Arlington Park Aug. 18.

  • Frankie Dettori celebrates winning the Hong Kong Jockey's Challenge.

    Dettori wins Hong Kong Jockeys' Challenge

    Frankie Dettori, subbing for Corey Nakatani, won the Cathay Pacific International Jockeys' Championship, booting home the winner of the last leg of the Dec. 7 competition with a dramatic stretch run.

  • Dunaden Triumphs in Melbourne Cup Thriller

    For the second consecutive year, a French-trained winner of the Geelong Cup (Aus-III) captured Australia's most famous race, the Aus$6 million Melbourne Cup (Aus-I).

  • Vodka, Japan's reigning Horse of the Year, barely held on to win the Japan Cup at Tokyo Race Course.

    Vodka Scores Popular Victory in Japan Cup

    In a scene that has been played out on four continents over the past four years, Vodka, Japan's reigning Horse of the Year, had the fans at Tokyo Race Course cheering wildly as she barely held on to win the Nov. 29 Japan Cup (Jpn-I), joining other recent femme fatales Rachel Alexandra, Zenyatta, and Rags to Riches, Zarkava, Goldikova, and Makybe Diva.

  • Le Havre Triumphs in French Derby

    Second in the French 2,000 Guineas on May 10, Le Havre reversed the form in the €1.5m Prix du Jockey Club (French Derby, Fr-I) over a non-staying seventh Silver Frost June 7 at Chantilly.

  • Kane Hekili wins the Japan Cup Dirt at Hanshin Racecourse on Dec. 7.

    Kane Hekili Captures Japan Cup Dirt

    Kane Hekili beat back the late charges of favored Vermilion and Meisho Tokon to win the $3 million Japan Cup Dirt (Jpn-I) by a head in the first running of the event at Hanshin Racecourse Dec. 7. American hopes Frost Giant and Tin Cup Chalice finished 12th and 13th, respectively.

  • Little Amapola Takes Japan's QE II Cup

    Little Amapola burst to the lead with 200 yards to go and defeated favored Kawakami Princess by 1 1/2 lengths in the $1.77 million Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup (Jpn-I) at Kyoto Racecourse Nov. 16.

  • Natagora Nails One Thousand Guineas

    Favored Natagora dictated the pace and then held off all challengers in spite of tiring in the final furlong to register a half-length victory in the stanjamesuk.com One Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) contested at Newmarket May 4.

  • High Rock Rolls to Victory in Prix de Conde

    Jockey Christophe Lemaire and trainer Jean-Claude Rouget, who teamed up Oct. 20 to capture the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes (Eng-I) on Literato, continued their winning ways the next day, when High Rock rolled to an impressive win in the Prix de Conde (Fr-III) at Longchamp.

  • French invader Literato (left) takes the Champion Stakes over Eagle Mountain.

    Literato Hangs on for Champion Victory

    French raider Literato took the lead within the final furlong and tenaciously held off the determined rally of Eagle Mountain to claim a head victory in the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes (Eng-I) at Newmarket Oct. 20.

  • France Shows Pride in Champion Triumph

    Pride made amends for her second place finish in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) with an easy three length victory in the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes (Eng-I) at Newmarket on Saturday.

  • Heart's Cry and Christophe Lemaire win the Dubai Sheema Classic.

    No Stopping Heart's Cry in Sheema Classic

    Heart's Cry, partnered by Christophe Lemaire and trained by Kojiro Hashiguchi, gave Japan its second win of the Dubai World Cup meeting, leading all the way to capture the $5 million Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-I) over 2,400 meters (about 1 1/2 miles) on the Nad Al Sheba turf Saturday night.

  • Starcraft Schools Dubawi in Queen Elizabeth II

    Starcraft, the "Aussie Machine", rolled to an impressive three-quarters of a length victory over Dubawi in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Eng-I) at Newmarket on Saturday. Christophe Lemaire, a French jockey with no previous riding experience at the British course, gave his better-known counterparts a lesson in tactical riding.

  • Divine Win in French One Thousand Guineas

    The undefeated French star Divine Proportions ran her winning streak to seven, barely breaking a sweat while easing up at the end for a five-length victory in the Gainsborough Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (Fr-I) Sunday at Longchamp.

  • Divine Proportions Powers to Prix Boussac

    Undefeated Divine Proportions further staked her claim as Europe's top juvenile filly with a convincing two-length victory as the short-priced favorite in the Prix Marcel Boussac (Fr-I) Sunday at Longchamp.

  • No Catching Vespone in Prix Jean Prat

    Pacesetting Vespone, ridden by Christophe Lemaire, was never seriously challenged in comfortably winning Sunday's Prix Jean Prat (Fr-I) at Chantilly by three lengths.