Keyword: Yuichi Fukunaga

  • Vivlos, following her classic success in the 2016 Shuka Sho Oct. 16 at Kyoto

    Vivlos Accelerates to Shuka Sho Win

    Coming into her own over the summer, Vivlos struck for a classic victory Oct. 16 when taking the Shuka Sho (Jpn-I), the third jewel in Japan's Triple Crown for fillies, at Kyoto.

  • Epiphaneia wins the 2014 Japan Cup.
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    Epiphaneia Proves Easy Winner of Japan Cup

    Epiphaneia eagerly tracked the pace into the stretch in the Japan Cup (Jpn-I) Nov. 30, kicked away to a huge lead as the 18-horse field charged toward the line, and won by four lengths over Just a Way.

  • Dubai World Cup: Dubai Duty Free

    Coverage of Just a Way's win in the Dubai Duty Free from the parade ring to the race to the after race activities, including comments from winnng jockey Yuichi Fukunaga and trainer Naosuke Sugai.

  • Gentildonna Unplaced in Sheema Classic Prep

    Gentildonna's tuneup for the $5 million Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-I) next month was foiled in the starting gate as the jittery star mare was sapped before the Kyoto Kinen (Jpn-II) began Feb. 16.

  • Just a Way wins the Tenno Sho.
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    Just a Way Devastates Tenno Sho Field

    Just a Way unleashed an explosive burst of speed 400 meters out and romped away to win the Tenno Sho (Autumn) (Jpn-I) Oct. 27, overwhelming Japan's reigning Horse of the Year Gentildonna and last year's winner, Eishin Flash.

  • Epiphaneia wins the Kikua Sho (Japanese St. Leger).
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    Epiphaneia Finally Gets Japanese Classic Win

    Runner-up in the first two jewels of Japan's Triple Crown earlier this year, regally bred Epiphaneia broke through for a classic win in smashing style in the Kikuka Sho (Jpn-I, Japanese St. Leger) Oct. 20 at Kyoto.

  • Yuichi Fukunaga

    Fukunaga Winding Up His United States Visit

    Yuichi Fukunaga, a leading jockey in Japan, is slated to ride in three races over Del Mar's closing weekend before he returns home. He enjoyed his stay, he said, though mounts were tough to acquire.

  • Jockey Ryan Moore takes the World Super Jockeys Series title from Japan.

    Ryan Moore Captures Tokyo Super Jockey Title

    Jockey Ryan Moore from Great Britain captured his first World Super Jockeys Series title from Japan this year this year when he edged Australia's Craig Williams and Irish rider Johnny Murtagh at Tokyo Racecourse Nov. 27.

  • Cesario made history in her American Oaks romp.

    Japan's Cesario Conquers American Oaks

    Making a huge statement for Japanese racing, Cesario demolished an international field of 3-year-old fillies in winning the $750,000 American Oaks (gr. IT) on the Hollywood Park grass Sunday.

  • Japanese Oaks Winner to Arrive at Hollywood

    Cesario, winner of Japanese Oaks (Jpn-I) in her last start on May 22, is scheduled to arrive at Hollywood Park Monday for the $750,000 American Oaks (gr. IT) on July 3, racing secretary Martin Panza said Friday.

  • 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.