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  • 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.

  • Epiphaneia wins the Kikua Sho (Japanese St. Leger).
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    Epiphaneia Finally Gets Japanese Classic Win

    Runner-up in the first two jewels of Japan's Triple Crown earlier this year, regally bred Epiphaneia broke through for a classic win in smashing style in the Kikuka Sho (Jpn-I, Japanese St. Leger) Oct. 20 at Kyoto.

  • Orfevre winning the 2012 Arima Kinen.

    Japanese Finale Features Rulership, Gold Ship

    Hong Kong group I winner Rulership and dual Japanese classic winner Gold Ship look to be the early favorites for the Arima Kinen (Grand Prix) (Jpn-I), the Japan's biggest race and its season finale, on Dec. 22.

  • Aventura Wins Last Leg of Japan's Filly Crown

    Aventura won her first grade I in the $2.1 million Shuka Sho at Kyoto Racecourse Oct. 16, celebrating her third victory in as many starts this season. The Shuka Sho is the third and final jewel of Japan's filly triple crown.

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    Victoire Pisa Wins Dubai World Cup for Japan

    There were tears of joy everywhere at Meydan Racecourse for earthquake ravaged Japan after Victoire Pisa scored a stunning upset over Transcend to give the nation a one-two finish in the $10 million Dubai World Cup.

  • Victoire Pisa in the Arima Kinen 2010.

    Victoire Pisa Wins Japan's Arima Kinen

    Victoire Pisa, a son of Neo Universe, posted his fourth graded stakes triumph when he took the lead at the top of the stretch and held off all challengers to win the (US$4.2 million) Arima Kinen (Jpn-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.

  • Champion Japanese mare Vodka wins the 59th running of the Yasuda Kinen (Jap-I) June 7 at Tokyo racecourse.

    Vodka Becomes Japan's Highest Earning Mare

    Champion Japanese mare Vodka was too good once again, winning an action packed renewal of the final leg of the Asian Mile Challenge, the 59th running of the Yasuda Kinen (Jap-I) June 7 at Tokyo racecourse.

  • 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.

  • Vodka Wins Tenno Sho Autumn Thriller

    The relentless Vodka, piloted by Yutaka Take, caught Daiwa Scarlett in the final stride to win the $2,448,000 Tenno Sho Autumn (Jpn-I) by a nose before 121,961 spectators at Tokyo Racecourse Nov. 2.

  • Vodka Rebounds in Yasuda Kinen

    Vodka, winner of the 2007 Japanese Derby, ended a year-long win drought with a stunning 3 1/2-length win in the Yasuda Kinen (Jpn-I), the final leg of Asian Mile Challenge June 8 at Tokyo Racecourse.

  • Dubai Next for February Stakes Hero Kane Hekili

    Favored Kane Hekili, the Japan Racing Association Dirt Horse of the Year in 2005, proved too strong for his rivals in Sunday's February Stakes (Jpn-I) held at Fuchu racecourse in Tokyo in front of a crowd of more than 60,000 people.

  • Cesario made history in her American Oaks romp.

    Japan's Cesario Conquers American Oaks

    Making a huge statement for Japanese racing, Cesario demolished an international field of 3-year-old fillies in winning the $750,000 American Oaks (gr. IT) on the Hollywood Park grass Sunday.

  • Japanese Oaks Winner to Arrive at Hollywood

    Cesario, winner of Japanese Oaks (Jpn-I) in her last start on May 22, is scheduled to arrive at Hollywood Park Monday for the $750,000 American Oaks (gr. IT) on July 3, racing secretary Martin Panza said Friday.