Keyword: Suguru Hamanaka

  • Lovely Day Holds Off Challenge in Tenno Sho

    Having his best year yet, Lovely Day tallied his second group I win in a four-race win streak Nov. 1 in Tokyo, capturing the Tenno Sho (Autumn) by a half-length from hard-charging Staphanos.

  • Mikki Queen wins the Shuka Sho.
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    Mikki Queen Closes to Record Shuka Sho Win

    Mikki Queen, successful in the Japanese Oaks (Jpn-I) earlier this year, added a second classic success to her record when taking the Shuka Sho (Jpn-I) in stakes record time Oct. 18 at Kyoto.

  • Mikki Queen (JPN) wins the Japanese Oaks.
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    Mikki Queen Rules in Japanese Oaks

    Mikki Queen showed her talent and class with a furious late run to capture the Yushun Himba (Jpn-I, Japanese Oaks) from favorite Rouge Buck May 25 at Tokyo Racecourse.

  • Shonan Pandora wins the Shuka Sho.
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    Shonan Pandora Wins Shuka Sho in Record Time

    Shonan Pandora nabbed the final jewel of Japan's Triple Crown for fillies in record time, striking at 10-1 odds in the Shuka Sho (Jpn-I) Oct. 19 at Kyoto while denying Yushun Himba (Jpn-I, Japanese Oaks) winner Nuovo Record.

  • 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.