Keyword: Mikio Matsunaga

  • Lani

    Lani Breezes in Advance of Preakness

    Koji Maeda's Lani took his time on the Belmont Park main track the morning of May 18, before turning in his final breeze ahead of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) Saturday, May 21 at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Lani Breezes in Final Derby Preparation

    Koji Maeda’s Lani turned in the only work of the day by Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) contenders May 3 when the Japanese-owned and –trained colt breezed five furlongs in 1:01.

  • UAE Derby Press Conference

    Comments from trainer Mikio Matsunaga after Lani's victory in the UAE Derby (UAE-II). Courtesy Dubai Racing Club

  • UAE Derby Press Conference

    Comments from trainer Mikio Matsunaga after Lani's victory in the UAE Derby (UAE-II). Courtesy Dubai Racing Club

  • Lani takes the UAE Derby over Polar River.

    Lani Headed to KY After UAE Derby Win

    Kentucky-bred Lani is headed back to his roots while representing Japan after earning his way into the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with a March 26 UAE Derby (UAE-II) score.

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    Red Desire: 'She's a Different Horse Now'

    American horses could have a tough time in the Emirates Airlines Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. I). Not only is European invader Midday back to defend her title, Japan has sent a formidable adversary in Red Desire.

  • 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.