Mikki Queen produced a sensational late run to win the 2015 Japaneses Oaks on Sunday at Tokyo Race Course. Ridden by Suguru Hamanaka, she got past Rouge Buck and Culminar in the very final stage, getting up to the winning post in 2 minutes 25.00 seconds on the 2,400-meter turf trip.
Rouge Buck, who took a lead before the 200-meter pole, gave way to finish a 3/4-length behind the winner in second. Another 1/2-length behind, Culminar finished third.
Mikki Queen has now won three in five starts for trainer Y. Ikee and owner for M. Noda. Her career earnings improved to more than 166 million jpy.
Bred by Northern Farm, Mikki Queen is a 3-year-old bay filly by Deep Impact out of Musical Way, by Gold Away.