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  • Grape Brandy wins the February Stakes.
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    Grape Brandy Swoops to February Stakes Win

    Espoir City appeared on his way to a second February Stakes (Jpn-I) win Feb. 17 at Tokyo, but Grape Brandy wore him down in the final 100 meters to secure the win in Japan's first top-level race of the season.

  • Hiruno d'Amour wins the Emporer's Cup Spring.

    Hiruno d'Amour Prevails in Tenno Sho Spring

    Hiruno d'Amour completed a father-son double in the $3.2 million Tenno Sho Spring (Jpn-I) May 1 at Kyoto Racecourse, matching his sire Manhattan Cafe while landing his first grade I by a half-length over Eishin Flash.

  • Red Desire edged out favorite Buena Vista in the $2 million Shuka Sho (Jpn-I) at Kyoto Race Course.

    Buena Vista Loses in Japan's Filly Crown Bid

    Buena Vista failed in her bid to become the third winner of the Japanese filly Triple Crown on Sunday when she lost by a nose to second choice Red Desire in the $2 million Shuka Sho (Jpn-I) at Kyoto Race Course.

  • English Derby winner High Chaparral among favorites for Arc.

    French, English Derby Winners Top Arc Field

    French Derby winner Sulamani and English Derby champion High Chaparral are the top contenders for Sunday's $1.58 million Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), Europe's most prestigious horse race. Sakhee, last year's Arc winner, went on to finish second in the Breeders' Cup Classic.

  • Another Surprise Ending in Japan's Triple Crown Series

    In a year with no consistent standout emerging to rally behind, the Kikuka Sho (St. Leger, Jpn-I) on Oct. 21 capped Japan's triple crown series with yet another surprise ending that left fans shaking their heads in dissatisfied disbelief.