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  • 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.

  • Lovely Day wins the Takarazuka Kinen.
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    Lovely Day Wins in Japan, Gold Ship Unplaced

    Lovely Day repelled the strong late charge of Denim and Ruby and landed his first group I win June 28 in the Takarazuka Kinen at Hanshin while overwhelming favorite Gold Ship missed the break and finished next to last.

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    Azeri Foal by Deep Impact Tops JRHA Sale

    A Deep Impact colt out of U.S. Horse of the Year Azeri topped the Japan Racing Horse Association's foal session at 240,000,000 ($2,374,011 in U.S. funds) July 9 at Northern Horse Park in Hokkaido.

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    Orfevre Out of Takarazuka Kinen

    Orfevre, expected favorite in his title defense in the June 23 Takarazuka Kinen (Jpn-I), was withdrawn from the race after the 2011 Triple Crown champion bled following training June 13.

  • Gentildonna winning the Japan Cup.
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    Gentildonna Noses Out Orfevre in Japan Cup

    In a battle between Triple Crown winners, Gentildonna became the first 3-year-old filly to win the Japan Cup (Jpn-I) when she took on favored Orfevre in a furious stretch duel and edged the older colt by a nose.

  • Orfevre winning the Takarazuka Kinen.

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    Orfevre to Run in Japan Cup

    An exciting rematch between Japanese superstar Orfevre and French filly Solemia is set for the Japan Cup (Jpn-I) Nov. 25, according to reports.

  • Tosen Jordan partnered with Italian jockey Nicola Pinna to upset a strong field in the 2011 Emperor's Cup at Tokyo Racecourse.

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    Tosen Jordan Smashes Japanese Mark at Tokyo

    Tosen Jordan partnered with Italian jockey Nicola Pinna to upset a strong field in the 2011 Emperor's Cup at Tokyo Racecourse Oct. 30 in record time. Defending champion and race favorite Buena Vista finished fourth.

  • Orfevre wins the Kikuka Sho to take the Japan Triple Crown.

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    Orfevre Completes Japanese Triple Crown

    Orfevre became the seventh Japanese Triple Crown winner Oct. 23 when he registered a 2 1/2-length victory as a strong favorite in the $2.7 million Kikuka Sho (Jpn-I), or Japanese St. Leger, at Kyoto Racecourse.

  • Orfevre wins the Japanese Derby

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    Favored Orfevre Wins Japanese Derby

    Sunday Racing Company's Orfevre became the first horse in five years to win the first two legs of the Japanese Triple Crown when he won the Japanese Derby (Jpn-I) before a crowd of 82,240 May 29 at Tokyo Racecourse.

  • 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.

  • Deep Impact Repeats as Japan's Horse of Year

    Deep Impact collected 287 of a possible 289 (97.9%) total votes in winning the 2006 Japanese Racing Association's Horse of the Year Award for the second year in a row.

  • Sekiguchi Selects Trainer for High-Profile Colt

    After having asked for invitations from trainers around the world to offer to condition the $2.79-million Sunday Silence yearling he bought at the 2003 Hokkaido foal sale, owner Fusao Sekiguchi has decided to keep the colt in Japan.