Keyword: Vodka

  • Vodka

    Japanese Mare on All-Time Earnings Quest

    Already the leading female by earnings in Thoroughbred racing history, Japan's back-to-back Horse of the Year Vodka is in Dubai with a mission to capture the coveted crown as the sport's all-time leading money earner.

  • Vodka, Japan's reigning Horse of the Year, barely held on to win the Japan Cup at Tokyo Race Course.

    Vodka Scores Popular Victory in Japan Cup

    In a scene that has been played out on four continents over the past four years, Vodka, Japan's reigning Horse of the Year, had the fans at Tokyo Race Course cheering wildly as she barely held on to win the Nov. 29 Japan Cup (Jpn-I), joining other recent femme fatales Rachel Alexandra, Zenyatta, and Rags to Riches, Zarkava, Goldikova, and Makybe Diva.

  • 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.

  • Champion Japanese mare Vodka wins the 59th running of the Yasuda Kinen (Jap-I) June 7 at Tokyo racecourse.

    Vodka Becomes Japan's Highest Earning Mare

    Champion Japanese mare Vodka was too good once again, winning an action packed renewal of the final leg of the Asian Mile Challenge, the 59th running of the Yasuda Kinen (Jap-I) June 7 at Tokyo racecourse.

  • Gladiatorus leads all the way to take the Dubai Duty Free.

    Gladiatorus Dominates Dubai Duty Free

    Unheralded Gladiatorus humbled a field that included 10 grade or group I winners when he sped to a front-running victory with local jockey Ahmed Ajtebi in the $5 million Dubai Duty Free (UAE-I) over the Nad al Sheba grass course March 28.

  • Niconero worked March 24 to prepare for the Dubai Duty Free.

    Niconero Looking for Duty Free Victory

    Jockey Craig Williams partnered Niconero in his work the morning of March 24 to prepare for the Dubai Duty Free (UAE-I) and reported the 7-year-old was in good shape.

  • Vodka Voted Japan's Horse of the Year

    Vodka, a 4-year-old filly who won two grade I stakes against horses of all ages and of both genders, became the first filly/mare to claim the Japan Racing Association's Horse of the Year title in 11 years.

  • Vodka Wins Tenno Sho Autumn Thriller

    The relentless Vodka, piloted by Yutaka Take, caught Daiwa Scarlett in the final stride to win the $2,448,000 Tenno Sho Autumn (Jpn-I) by a nose before 121,961 spectators at Tokyo Racecourse Nov. 2.

  • Vodka Rebounds in Yasuda Kinen

    Vodka, winner of the 2007 Japanese Derby, ended a year-long win drought with a stunning 3 1/2-length win in the Yasuda Kinen (Jpn-I), the final leg of Asian Mile Challenge June 8 at Tokyo Racecourse.

  • Asian Winds Breezes to Victoria Mile Win

    Asian Winds, making her group I debut, drew away from the challenger Vodka in the closing strides to win the US$1,675,000 Victoria Mile for fillies and mares before 60,038 at Tokyo Race Course.

  • The sole American-based runner in the Duty Free field is J. Paul Reddam's Notional.

    International Field Set for Duty Free

    Keeping with the international spirit of Dubai World Cup Day, an incredibly accomplished field of 16 older males and females from seven different countries will go postward in the Dubai Duty Free (UAE-I) at Nad Al Sheba Racecourse.

  • 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.

  • Admire Moon wins the Japan Cup.

    Admire Moon Hangs on For Japan Cup

    Admire Moon took the lead at the top of the stretch, and then hung on bravely while three rivals challenged from his outside, taking the $4.6-million Japan Cup (Jpn-I) by a head on Nov. 25 at Tokyo Racecourse.

  • Daiwa Scarlet Wires QE II Cup

    Favored Daiwa Scarlet controlled the tempo then led the dash for home by three-quarters of a length over Fusaichi Pandora in the $1.675 million Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup (Jpn-I) at Kyoto Race Course Nov. 11.

  • Peeping Tom Seeks Fall Highweight Success

    Flatbird Stable's 6-year-old gelding Peeping Tom will tote highweight of 138 pounds and break from the rail in the $100,000 Fall Highweight Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct Thanksgiving Day.

  • Well Fancied's Bold Move Saves Hudson Win

    Well Fancied carried John Velazquez through a narrow opening on the rail Saturday afternoon at Belmont Park to capture the $125,000 Hudson Handicap for New York-breds at six furlongs.

  • Affirmed Success rolls to victory.

    Affirmed Success Wins Toboggan by Two Lengths

    Affirmed Success, an 8-year-old gelding ridden by Richard Migliore, came from off the pace Saturday to win the $108,200 Toboggan Handicap at Aqueduct by two lengths. This was the first victory in three starts this year for Affirmed Success, the oldest horse to ever win the Toboggan.