Sunday, October 17, 2010
Filly Triple Crown Winner For Apapane
Apapane became the Triple Crown winner for 3-year-old fillies when she won the Shuka Sho at Kyoto on Sunday. It was the third filly Triple Crown following .
The 18 three-year-old fillies went to post for the 2,000-meter Shuka Sho. Apapane made a great start but settled down in the middle of the field. She was running smoothly and jockey Masayoshi Ebina gave her a go-sign on the final bend. Apapane's great stride took her into the front down the stretch.
At the line, Apapane was a 3/4-length better than second-placed Animate Bio, who finished fast to beat Apricot Fizz by a 1/2-length. The final time was 1 minute 58.40 seconds on firm ground.
This was Apapane's sixth victory in nine starts and the first prize of 92+ million jp yen brought her career earnings to 400+ million jp yen.
Apapane is a bay filly by King Kamahameha out of the Salt Lake mare Salty Bid.
Posted by starsfaraway at 5:36 PM