Since last year's Arima Kinen, Efforia has struggled to produce successful results in races. But trainer Yuichi Shikato believes he's now on the right track.
The 2021 American League MVP is one of three athletes selected as cover stories for the first-ever GQ Sports Issue.
Takeshi Yokoyama and the 3-year-old bay colt made a strategic late surge and took the lead with about 4 seconds remaining.
Fresh off his Tenno Sho (Autumn) triumph, Efforia races toward the title of Grand Prix Horse at full strength.