News from all over the world in our round-up of international horse racing snippets.
The four-year-old colt came close to making his G1 breakthrough when finishing runner-up in the Tenno Sho (Spring) won by World Premiere.
The five-year-old mare continued Japan’s domination of Hong Kong’s Queen Elizabeth II Cup when becoming her nation’s sixth winner of the HK$25 million feature.
Unbeaten filly extends winning sequence to six as rain his Hanshin ahead of much-anticipated G1 clash.
Superstar sprinter/miler’s connections have nominated the 1m2f Osaka Hai for her return to action – a race which is also on Contrail’s spring schedule.
Superstar racemare polled more votes than Triple Crown winners Contrail and Daring Tact to win the prestigious prize.
Japan Cup heroine goes into retirement as world number one after leaping up the TRC list – while Contrail falls to number five.
Here’s the takeaway from an epic race at Tokyo with video, quotes, reaction and the best of the tweets.