Keyword: Mitsugu Kon

  • 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.

  • Front-running Laurel Guerreiro edges B B Guldan by a bare nose in Japan's Sprinter Stakes at Nakayama.

    Centimeter Settles Japan's Sprinters Stakes

    The sixth leg of the Global Sprint Challenge produced one of the closest finishes in Japan's Sprinters Stakes (Jpn-I) history when Laurel Guerreiro edged B B Guldan by one centimeter to prevail in the US$2 million event on Oct. 4 at Nakayama Racecourse.

  • Laurel Guerreiro Upsets Sleepless Night

    Laurel Guerreiro upset favored Sleepless Night, last year's Japanese Racing Association champion sprinter, while posting his first grade I win in the US$2.25 million Takamatsunomiya Kinen at Chukyo racecourse March 29.

  • Hirofumi Shii rides Deep Sky to victory in the 75th running of the Japan Derby.

    Deep Sky Soars to Japanese Derby Win

    Favored Deep Sky came from out of the clouds to register a convincing win in the $4,639,000 Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby, Jpn-I), giving jockey Hirofumi Shii consecutive wins in the second leg of the nation's Triple Crown.