Superstar mare’s desperate late lunge fails by a head as Classic-placed five-year-old gains shock G1 success.
All-white filly loses unbeaten record as she can finish only eighth n Yushun HImba (Japanese Oaks) in Tokyo.
Fillies’ Triple Crown winner suffers second defeat at odds of 2-5 as six-year-old scoots around the rails to claim G2 prize.
Female riders Manami Nagashima. aged 18, and Naho Furukawa, 20, are among eight new applicants to secure a JRA licence.
The rider had been granted a two-month licence by the JRA but has had to abandon her plans as a declaration of emergency is in place.
Bob Baffert and Bryony Frost also feature in our weekly round-up of significant milestones, facts and figures.
Mickaelle Michel has become the first European female in JRA history to receive a licence to ride in Japan’s top tier.
Fans’ pick and race favourite Chrono Genesis just got the better of a tight finish to the Arima Kinen, the world’s biggest turnover betting race.