Horse Racing: Japan makes name in the world’s richest race
Saturday provided the fans of the sport and all those involved in the horse business, a great deal of substantial racing events. As the Dubai World Cup began, the best horses from fields as far as France, Japan, the United States and Britain were seen to
run parallel each other to clinch victories in the World’s richest and some of the most prestigious horse racing events. Meydan racecourse is the most flaunted track at this point in time.
It was a big day for Japan as the world richest race was claimed by the Japanese trained racehorse Victoire Pisa. Dubai World Cup (Group 1) was run at the Meydan racecourse over a distance of 1 mile and 2 furlongs and was open for racehorses of age four
and above. It gave the beleaguered nation an opportunity to triumph as Victoire Pisa was successful in holding off the champion horse Transcend. Despite the confrontation that the Japanese racing community had to face due to the massive earthquake that shook
the country this month, the connections of the horse struggled for this victory and did indeed deserved it. The winner of the Royal Ascot meeting, Monterosso bagged the third spot, meanwhile the fourth place was occupied by the racehorse Cape Blanco. Before
the 10 million dollar contest had begun there was a lot of discussion regarding the comeback of the horse Twice Over to avenge his loss that he had to face in the last year’s edition of this event. His trainer Henry Cecil was more than confident that this
time the colt will perform better than he did last year, nonetheless his plans did not materialize and the horse majorly disappointed his fans and connection as he could only manage to finish the race in the ninth place.
The winner racehorse Victoire Pisa trains under the care of the champion trainer Katsuhiko Sumii and was ridden by the jockey Micro Demuro in the Dubai World Cup. In a post race interview, the delighted trainer of the victorious horse was reported as saying,
“To win the richest race in the world when Japan is going through a tough time is fantastic. I felt the whole country was backing me.”
The jockey Micro Demuro also deserves a huge round of applause as he made it very easy for the horse to take the lead.