"I would like to take a leap forward with my experience of winning this time," Agu said after securing Japan’s first-ever stage victory on the tour.
The winning duo finished in a race-record 2 minutes, 21.9 seconds, earning Take his sixth Japanese Derby title.
Yuga Kawada collected his 20th career Japan Racing Association Grade I win, taking the lead with 100 meters remaining in a pulsating performance.
Kazuo Yokoyama joins his father and grandfather as winners of the prestigious race.
Deep Bond returns to the spotlight after a runner-up finish in last year’s race, a 3,200-meter test of speed and endurance.
Oketani’s dynamic coaching repertoire fuses old-school strategies with modern-day tactics. He’s positioned the Golden Kings for a run at a B. League title.
“As the level of Japanese racehorses has increased over the years, I’ve been really proud to showcase it on the global stage,” trainer Yoshito Yahagi said.
Glory Vase collected his second victory in three years in the Hong Kong Vase, while filly Loves Only You won the Hong Kong Cup, adding to...
Loves Only You and Marche Lorraine become the first Japan-trained horses to win races at the prestigious global event, which has been held since 1984.
"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.
In two seasons at Canada’s Woodbine Racetrack, Kazushi Kimura has demonstrated that he has the talent and determination to be a successful jockey for...