Sunday, August 31, 2014

Robe Tissage takes Keeneland Cup


Robe Tissage finally ended her losing streak when she landed the grade three Keeneland Cup this afternoon at Sapporo Racecourse. It was the first victory for the 4-year-old filly since Dec. 9 2012 when she took the grade one Hanshin Juvenile Fillies.
Under the hands of Kosei Miura, Robe Tissage rushed into the front near the line, winning the 1,200-meter race in  minute 9 seconds by a neck from Red Oval with another head back third Majin Prosper in a blanket finish.
Bred by Northern Racing, Robe Tissage is a black filly by War Emblem out of Petit Noire by Singspiel.


Musee Sultan wins Niigata Nisai in thrilling photo finish
Musee Sultan won the Niigata Nisai Stakes for 2-year-olds in 1 minute 33.40 seconds at Niigata Racecourse on firm ground. 
Musee Sultan, ridden by Yoshitomi Shibata, pulled away from the crowd within 200 meters to go. Avenir Marcher came with a superb late surge on the outside to challenge. The two produced a thrilling photo finish all the way to the line.

Prior to the grade three Stakes victory, Musee Sultan won his debut at Niigata on Aug. 10. The colt was sold at Select Sale on yearling session last year for 78,750,000 jpn yen(approx. US$787,500).
Bred by Shadai Farm, Musee Sultan is a son of King Kamehameha and the French Deputy mare Ask Deputy.

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