Happy Grin working with Takafumi Hattori in the saddle
Second fillies classic
The Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) is a 2,400m turf race held at Tokyo Racecourse.
Master Fencer finished an admirable sixth place in the 145th Kentucky Derby as the first Japanese-bred racehorse to take a crack at the Run for the Roses on Sunday.
The first sale of the year, the 2019 Hokkaido Training Sale is on Tuesday, May 21st in Sapporo, Japan. 248 two-year-olds in training are cataloged this year and will have an exhibition gallop on Monday, May 20th. The horses will be available from Sunday, May 19th for viewing by buyers.
Over 70,000 racegoers witnessed a thrilling Grade 1 Tenno Sho (Spring) last Sunday at Kyoto Racecourse, enjoying every moment of the race, particularly the hard fought finish in the closing stages, before Fierement finally got the better of Glory Vase.
Masami Matsuoka ends a 10-year G1 drought on Win Bright.