Japanese newspapers: Japan's horses had a historic night in Dubai and climbed to the top in the Dubai World Cup
Japanese newspapers praised the achievements of Japanese horses in the 27th edition of the Dubai World Cup yesterday, stressing that they climbed to the top of the "highest stage in the world", through the historic achievement of the horse "Yoshba Tesoro", 6 years old, winner of the ninth round in the Dubai World Cup, to repeat the historic achievement of «Victoria Besa» in the 2011 edition as the first Japanese horse to win the title.
She pointed out that the Japanese horses recorded a purely historic night, after winning four titles, the Dubai Gold Cup, the Emirates Derby, the Dubai Shaimaa Classic, in addition to the main half. Japan retained the Dubai Gold Cup title with Broome, ridden by Masaki Matsushima, John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derek Smith, ridden by Ryan Moore and trained by Aidan O'Brien, setting a new race record of 3:16:83 minutes.
Japanese horses dominated the top three of the UAE Derby after Derma Sotojik won, with Dora Eride second and Continentoir third.
Equinox proved his right to be the top of the favourites to win the Dubai Shaimaa Classic, breaking Mushrif's record of 2:26:65 minutes and achieving a time of 2:25:56 minutes, to retain the title achieved by Japan last year through Shahriar.
The newspaper «Netkiba» that the horse «Yoshba Tesoro» excelled on the evening of the 27th edition, and ended the feud of Japanese horses with the title of the main run after an absence of 11 years, saying that his legs extended to the highest horse racing stage in the world.
She added that Japanese jockey Yoga Kawada led Yoshuba Tesoro to the top of the world, to conclude the Japanese night in Dubai with distinction after winning three more runs, and shared the number of titles with the UAE, which won four titles and represented it for Japan, while the American horse «Siplios» won the title of the Dubai Golden Shaheen race.
For its part, the newspaper «Yomiri» that the horse «Equinox» continued to win awards after another after his track record of the title of the Dubai Shaimaa Classic and won a prize money of $ 3.48 million equivalent to 450 million Japanese yen, while «Yoshba Tesoro» won the most expensive prize in the UAE evening with $ 6.96 million (equivalent to 940 million Japanese yen), to impose Japanese horses control of the two most expensive runs in the Dubai World Cup.
The Nikan Sports newspaper said that Yoshba Tesuru made owner Iotokugi Kenji Holdings explode in joy after becoming a world champion in Dubai.
Japan is now in third place in the list of countries winning the Dubai World Cup, as the UAE tops the list with 13 titles, compared to eight titles for the United States, two titles for Saudi Arabia and Japan, and one title for Australia and Brazil.