Keyword: Toyomitsu Hirai

  • Orfevre winning the 2012 Arima Kinen.

    Japanese Finale Features Rulership, Gold Ship

    Hong Kong group I winner Rulership and dual Japanese classic winner Gold Ship look to be the early favorites for the Arima Kinen (Grand Prix) (Jpn-I), the Japan's biggest race and its season finale, on Dec. 22.

  • 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.

  • Hip #180, filly, Ado (Empire Maker - Trip by Lord At War (ARG)) brought $485,000 during the first session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training.

    Ado Tops Exciting Day at OBS March Sale

    The action-packed first session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training ended with a flourish after approximately five hours of enthusiastic bidding from a variety of shoppers.

  • Meisho Samson Upset in Takarazuka Kinen

    Front-running Eishin Deputy held off favored Meisho Samson by a head to win the $2.4 million Takarazuka Kinen at Osaka's Hanshin Racecourse June 29 in the final grade I race on the Japanese Racing Association spring calendar.

  • Eishin Preston Repeat Winner of QE II Cup

    Favored Japanese challenger Eishin Preston won the group I Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Sha Tin on Sunday for the second year in a row.