Deep Impact was hailed as an absolute presence, a hero. The impact left by this single thoroughbred continues to gallop eternally within people's hearts.
With 12 wins in 14 career starts, Deep Impact left an indelible mark on horse racing. As a leading sire, his progeny have had remarkable success,...
Ushba Tesoro became the first Japanese thoroughbred to win the prestigious international race since Sunday Silence descendant Victoire Pisa in 2011.
French jockey Lemaire, who won his first Arima Kinen aboard Heart's Cry in 2005, steers race favorite Equinox to his second Grade 1 victory this year.
The offspring of legendary horses like Sunday Silence are deeply connected to the sport's rich history, including racing bloodlines, as the Japan Cup will show.
Successful foreign horses, trainers and jockeys have helped raise the event’s global profile since it began more than 40 years ago.
"My goal is to keep my jockey title. Because when you are on top, you need to do your best to stay on top," Lemaire said.