Ticker
  • Abel Tasman (12-1) gets up in time to beat American Gal in the Grade 1 Starlet.Posted 11 hours ago
  • Mastery (1-5) shrugs off his competition in the Grade 1 Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity.Posted 13 hours ago
  • Party Boat (5-2) gets her head down to win the Wait a While.Posted 14 hours ago
  • Fact Finding (8-5) draws clear of the Smooth Air field and keeps a perfect record.Posted 14 hours ago
  • Lovable Lady (12-1) blasts away in the Willa On the Move Stakes.Posted 15 hours ago
  • Paulassilverlining (1-9) makes easy work of the Garland of Roses field.Posted 15 hours ago
  • Sonic Mule (3-1) keeps the wins for Todd Pletcher rolling in the Buffalo Man.Posted 15 hours ago
  • Tapwrit (3-2) holds off stablemate Master Plan to win the Pulpit.Posted 15 hours ago
  • Lirica (5-2) finds a clear path to take the Hut Hut Stakes.Posted 17 hours ago
  • Bode's Dream (5-2) returns victorious in the House Party to remain undefeated.Posted 18 hours ago

JAPAN: Apapane edges Buena Vista

LAST year's fillies' Triple Crown winner Apapane (Sakae Kunieda/Masayoshi Ebina) came out on top in the battle of the Classic heroines at Tokyo on Sunday when she beat the year-older Buena Vista a neck in the Victoria Mile.

Buena Vista, the reigning Japanese horse of the year, had won the 177.3 million yen (£1.35m) event in 2010.

She also won both the Oka Sho (1,000 Guineas) and Yushun Himba (Oaks) in 2009, a feat matched last term by Apapane, although the latter only dead-heated in the latter contest. Apapane went on to win the Shuka Sho (filly St Leger) as well.

Ridden in Sunday's race for the first time by Japan's current leading rider Yasunari Iwata, Buena Vista charged from the rear in customary fashion.

But though she was closing all the time, she fell just short once more as Apapane triumphed in the famous Deep Impact colours at odds of just over 3-1. Lady Alba Rosa took third.
Read More

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories