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  • Moanin rolls to victory in the February Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    NY-Bred Moanin Sets Track Record in Japan

    Moanin, a New York-bred son of Henny Hughes, unleashed a quick turn of foot at the top of the stretch and continued his momentum for a 1 1/4-length victory in the February Stakes (Jpn-I) at Tokyo Racecourse Feb. 21.

  • Leontes wins the Asahi Hai Futurity Dec. 20.
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    Leontes Wins Asahi Hai Futurity in 2nd Start

    Leontes, a half brother to 2014 Japan Cup (Jpn-I) winner Epiphaneia, went from debut winner to group I winner Dec. 20 when capturing the Asahi Hai Futurity at Hanshin Racecourse.

  • Sambista wins the Japan Champions Cup.
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    Sambista Stuns in Japan's Champions Cup

    Sambista became the first female winner of the Champions Cup (Jpn-I), run as the Japan Cup Dirt until 2013, when pulling a 66-1 upset Dec. 6 at Chukyo Racecourse.

  • Copano Richard Sprints to Victory in Japan's Takamatsunomiya Kinen.
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    Copano Richard Sprints to Victory in Japan

    Copano Richard blew past tiring pacesetter A Shin Top in the uphill stretch at Chukyo Racecourse and drew clear for victory in the Takamatsunomiya Kinen (Jpn-I) March 30.

  • Logotype wins the Satsuki Sho.
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    Logotype Wins Japanese Guineas in Record Time

    Teruya Yoshida's homebred Logotype, Japan's champion 2-year-old male last season, stormed to a course-record win in the Satsuki Sho (Jpn-I) or Japanese Two Thousand Guineas at Nakayama Racecourse April 14.

  • Ayusan wins the Oka Sho.

    Ayusan Digs In to Win Japan's Oka Sho

    Ayusan dug in gamely to repel a strong late bid from Red Opal and capture the $2,311,000 Oka Sho (Jpn-I), or Japanese One Thousand Guineas, the first jewel in Japan's Triple Crown for fillies April 7 at Hanshin Racecourse.

  • Logotype wins the Asahi Hai Futurity.
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    Logotype Upsets Codino in Asahi Hai Futurity

    Logotype turned back a strong challenge from favorite Codino and prevailed by a neck in a thrilling upset performance in Japan's top race for juvenile males, the Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes (Jpn-I), on Dec. 16.

  • Transcend won the Japan Cup Dirt in 2010 and 2011.

    Young Star Vs. Past Winners in Japan Cup Dirt

    Rising star Roman Legend puts a six-race win streak on the line in the Japan Cup Dirt (Jpn-I) Dec. 2 at Hanshin Racecourse while facing two previous winners of the race in his group I debut.

  • 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.

  • Eishin Flash wins the Emperor's Cup Fall (Tenno Sho Aki).
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    Eishin Flash Pulls Tenno Sho Upset

    Former Japanese classic winner Eishin Flash halted a lengthy winless skid on Oct. 28 when he defeated favorite Fenomeno in a thrilling finish to the $3,437,000 Tenno Sho (Autumn) (Jpn-I) at Tokyo Racecourse.

  • Victoire Pisa takes the Dubai World Cup for Japan.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    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.

  • Hong Kong Announces Jockeys' Championship Invitees

    The world's elite jockeys have been invited for the sixth International Jockeys' Championship at Happy Valley Racecourse on Dec. 10, a prelude to the Hong Kong International Races on Dec. 14.

  • From the Print Edition: Gaining Admiration in Japan

    Admire Don emerged as Japan's champion 2-year-old colt with a three-quarter-length win of the 1,600-meter Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes (Jpn-I) at Nakayama Racecourse on Dec. 9. Unbeaten in his previous two starts, the son of Timber Country went postward a strong favorite in the 16-horse field of classic hopefuls for 2002.