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  • Filly Gentildonna celebrates at Tokyo Race Course after winning the Japan Cup and becoming the first filly to win this prestigious event twice.

    Gentildonna

    Highlights from the racing career of Japan's champion mare Gentildonna.

  • Gentildonna takes the Arima Kinen at Nayakama Racecourse. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-585N2Mc">Order This Photo</a>

    Gentildonna Goes Out On Top in Career Finale

    Gentildonna brought a fitting close to her illustrious racing career Dec. 28 in scoring an impressive win in the Arima Kinen (Jpn-I), Japan's season-ending all-star race at Nakayama Racecourse.

  • Epiphaneia wins the 2014 Japan Cup.
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    Epiphaneia Proves Easy Winner of Japan Cup

    Epiphaneia eagerly tracked the pace into the stretch in the Japan Cup (Jpn-I) Nov. 30, kicked away to a huge lead as the 18-horse field charged toward the line, and won by four lengths over Just a Way.

  • Spielberg wins the Tenno Sho in Japan.
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    Spielberg Comes Running Late in Tenno Sho

    Spielberg, a half brother to U.S. grade I winner and Central Kentucky sire Flower Alley, flew by dueling front-runners Isla Bonita and Gentildonna late and narrowly won the Tenno Sho (Autumn) (Jpn-I) Nov. 2 at Tokyo.

  • Gentildonna fights for the win in the Dubai Sheema Classic.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/Dubai-2014/38085033_tQgx4h#!i=3148828014&k=GNnvhwQ">Order This Photo</a>

    Gentildonna Wins Dramatic Sheema Classic

    Checked twice in the final 250 meters, Japan's star mare Gentildonna showed just what she's made of March 29 in winning the $5 million Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-I) in course-record time at Meydan Racecourse.

  • Twilight Eclipse jogs at Meydan March 24, 2014.

    Twilight Eclipse On Toes for Sheema Classic

    After arriving in Dubai and clearing quarantine, U.S.-based Twilight Eclipse made his first appearance on the track at Meydan March 23 with an energetic gallop ahead of the $5 million Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-I) March 29.

  • Japanese contender Gentildonna preps for the Dubai World Cup race card March 24.

    World Cup Hopefuls Stretch Legs at Meydan

    Several contenders for the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), including last year's runner-up Red Cadeaux, took to the track March 24 at Meydan to stretch their legs before the world's richest race March 29.

  • Ron the Greek
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    Likely World Cup Card Entrants Released

    There are 36 grade/group I winners, including former American star Ron the Greek, among the fields taking shape for the eight Thoroughbred stakes on Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) card March 29.

  • 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.

  • Gentildonna finishes strongly for a repeat performance in the Japan Cup. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2930050273&k=r4RS7L4">Order This Photo</a>

    Gentildonna Posts Repeat Victory in Japan Cup

    In an exhilarating finish to the 33rd renewal of the Japan Cup (Jpn-I), filly Gentildonna nosed out another filly, Denim and Ruby, Nov. 24 at Tokyo Race Course to become the first to win the prestigious event twice.

  • Just a Way wins the Tenno Sho.
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    Just a Way Devastates Tenno Sho Field

    Just a Way unleashed an explosive burst of speed 400 meters out and romped away to win the Tenno Sho (Autumn) (Jpn-I) Oct. 27, overwhelming Japan's reigning Horse of the Year Gentildonna and last year's winner, Eishin Flash.

  • Orfevre won the 2012 Takarazuka Kinen. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1925588634&k=6mNfqNp">Order This Photo</a>

    Orfevre Out of Takarazuka Kinen

    Orfevre, expected favorite in his title defense in the June 23 Takarazuka Kinen (Jpn-I), was withdrawn from the race after the 2011 Triple Crown champion bled following training June 13.

  • St Nicholas Abbey rolls home to win the Dubai Sheema Classic.

    St Nicholas Abbey Wins Dubai Sheema Classic

    Coolmore and partners' St Nicholas Abbey spoiled the international debut of filly Gentildonna as he drew off from the reigning Japanese Horse of the Year, winning the $5 million Dubai Sheema Classic March 30 at Meydan.

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    Gentildonna Towers in Dubai Sheema Classic

    Japan's brilliant filly Gentildonna begins her international campaign March 30 in the $5 million Longines Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-I) on the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) undercard at Meydan.

  • Gentildonna winning the Japan Cup.
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    Gentildonna Noses Out Orfevre in Japan Cup

    In a battle between Triple Crown winners, Gentildonna became the first 3-year-old filly to win the Japan Cup (Jpn-I) when she took on favored Orfevre in a furious stretch duel and edged the older colt by a nose.

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    American Bloodlines Dominate Japan Cup

    When the 17 horses enter the starting gate at Tokyo Racecourse Nov. 25 for the 32nd Japan Cup (Jpn-I), nearly every one of them will bring North American bloodlines to the task.

  • Solemia (near) and Orfevre finished one-two in the 2012 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

    Arc 1-2 Finishers Entered in Japan Cup

    Solemia and Orfevre, the one-two finishers in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, have drawn posts 14 and 17, respectively, in the Nov. 25 Japan Cup (Jpn-I) at Tokyo Racecourse.

  • Verxina (left) has finished second in all three jewels of Japan's Triple Crown for fillies this season.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2148927181&k=NpfnhdZ">Order This Photo</a>

    Verxina Poised to Emerge from Shadow

    Holding the rare distinction as runner-up in all three jewels of Japan's Triple Crown for fillies, Verxina will try for a break through in the Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup (Jpn-I) Nov. 11 at Kyoto.

  • Gentildonna winning the Japanese Oaks.

    Gentildonna Impacts Japanese Racing

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />Gentildonna is from the 2nd crop of 2-time Japanese Horse of the Year Deep Impact, and is the first of his offspring to win a group race at more than a mile.