Japan Cup 2012 (English) Triple Crown Filly Wins Out a Fierce Duel with Triple Crown Colt

This year's triple-crown filly Gentildonna(15) displayed her persistent strength, nosing out a fierce and long duel with last year's triple-crown colt Orfevre(17), to become the first three-year-old filly to win the Japan Cup. Sired by the 2006 Japan Cup champion Deep Impact. Last year's Horse of the Year, Orfevre,scored another close second following his runner-up finish in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe last month. Coming in 2-1/2 lengths behind in third was Rulership(13), who was also third in his previous start in the Tenno Sho (Autmun). Owner, Sunday Racing Co.,Ltd., became the first owner to dominate the top three positions in the JRA G1 race. 3-year-old & up, 2400 m, turf, Sunday, November 25, 2012 Tokyo Racecourse

 

 



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