Keyword: Norihiro Yokoyama

  • Gentildonna Unplaced in Sheema Classic Prep

    Gentildonna's tuneup for the $5 million Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-I) next month was foiled in the starting gate as the jittery star mare was sapped before the Kyoto Kinen (Jpn-II) began Feb. 16.

  • The first dead heat in a grade I race in Japanese history took place when Apapane and Saint Emilion battled to a draw in the Japanese Oaks.

    Japanese Oaks Ends in a Dead Heat

    The first dead heat in a grade I race in Japanese history took place May 23 when favored Apapane and Saint Emilion battled to a draw in the $2.2 million Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) at a rainy and soggy Tokyo Racecourse.

  • Yokoyama Wins Hanshin Jockey Event; Borel 6th

    Japan's Norihiro Yokoyama captured the two-day World Super Jockeys Series at Hanshin Racecourse Dec. 6, comfortably defeating Hong Kong's Douglas Whyte and Ryan Moore of Great Britain. Americans Calvin Borel and Garrett Gomez finished sixth and 14th, respectively, in the 15-rider field.

  • Eight-year-old Company earned the first grade I victory of his career when he upset a talented field in the Tenno Sho (Autumn) at Tokyo Racecourse.

    Company Shocks Vodka in Tenno Sho (Autumn)

    Eight-year-old Company earned the first group I victory of his career when he upset a field that included Vodka and Screen Hero to become the 140th winner of the Tenno Sho (Autumn) before a crowd of 107,783 at Tokyo Racecourse Nov. 1.

  • Bejarano Fourth in Japan's Jockey Series

    Competing internationally for the first time, 23-year-old Rafael Bejarano rode to a fourth-place finish in the 19th World Super Jockey Series at Hanshin Race Course on Sunday.