Keyword: Vermilion

  • Espoir City, with jockey Tetsuzo Sato, crosses the finish line to win the Japan Cup Dirt at Hanshin Race Course in Japan.

    Espoir City Runs Away With Japan Cup Dirt

    Favored Espoir City became the 10th champion of the Japan Cup Dirt Dec. 6 at Hanshin Racecourse, going wire-to-wire from the rail post to finish 3 1/2 lengths ahead of Silk Mobius for his first group I victory.

  • Success Brocken Surprises Casino Drive

    The torch was passed from dirt champions Kane Hekili and Vermilion when Success Brocken edged Casino Drive by a neck in record time while winning the $2.2 million February Stakes (Jpn-I) before 70,000 at Tokyo Race Course Feb. 22.

  • Kane Hekili wins the Japan Cup Dirt at Hanshin Racecourse on Dec. 7.

    Kane Hekili Captures Japan Cup Dirt

    Kane Hekili beat back the late charges of favored Vermilion and Meisho Tokon to win the $3 million Japan Cup Dirt (Jpn-I) by a head in the first running of the event at Hanshin Racecourse Dec. 7. American hopes Frost Giant and Tin Cup Chalice finished 12th and 13th, respectively.

  • Vermilion winning the Japan Dirt Cup (JPN-I).

    Vermilion On Target; World Cup Next

    Favored Vermilion, Japan's champion dirt horse last year, dominated the field in his debut for 2008 with a 1 3/4-length win in the February Stakes (Jpn-I) at Tokyo racecourse Feb. 24 before a crowd of 53,029.

  • Admire Moon is the 2007 Japanese Horse of the Year.

    JRA Award Winners Named

    Admire Moon, winner of three grade I races in his final season, was presented Jan. 28 with the Japan Racing Association's top honor of Horse of the Year, as well as older male.

  • Vermilion powers away to a course record at Tokyo Racecourse while winning the Japan Dirt Cup.

    Vermilion Scores in Japan Cup Dirt

    Sunday Racing's Vermilion saved ground on the backstretch and accelerated past the leaders in the final furlong to win the $2.4-million Japan Cup Dirt (Jpn-I) by 1 1/4 lengths on Nov. 24, in the process setting a new record on the Tokyo Racecourse main track.

  • Fernando Jara crosses the finish line aboard Invasor to win the Dubai World Cup.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D949128%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Invasor Conquers World Cup; 'Cat Last

    Invasor avenged the only defeat of his career with a thrilling victory in the $6 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) on Saturday, outfighting Premium Tap in the stretch while rival Discreet Cat never posed a threat.

  • World Cup Connections Confident Day Before Race

    The connections of Horse of the Year Invasor and challenger Discreet Cat remained confident Friday as the horses continued to prepare for Saturday's $6 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) at Nad al Sheba in Dubai.