Buena Vista (02) wins the Japan Cup

November 28, 2011

On Sunday 27th November 2011 The Japan Cup was won by Buena Vista(02) owned by Teruya Yoshida (Sunday Racing Co. Ltd) notable now as an owner of racehorses that have won 3 of the Great Eight racing trophies in 2011; Yoshida was also a  multi owner of  the 2011 L’Arc de Triomphe  winner Danedream and the 2011 Dubai World Cup  winner Victoire Pisa.

THE JAPAN CUP by the Japan Times
A year after suffering the humiliation of being demoted from first to second in Japan’s richest race, Buena Vista on Sunday won the Japan Cup fair and square, holding off Tenno-sho champion Tosen Jordan to capture her sixth Grade 1 title.

In a stellar field of 16 including Dubai World Cup champion Victoire Pisa and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Danedream, the 5-year-old Buena Vista became only the fifth female horse ever to pick up the winner’s check of ¥250 million in Japan’s international showpiece.

Before an electric crowd of 103,816 at Tokyo Racecourse, Victoire Pisa finished 13th, while Danedream, who went off as the narrow first choice over Buena Vista, came in sixth.

 Japan’s High Society of Racing – Teruda Yoshida 
His family name is synonymous with world-class racing. Yoshida operates Shadai Farm in northern Japan, which was developed by his later father, Zenya. Sunday Silence, the 1989 North American Horse of the Year, stood as a stallion at Shadai before his death in 2002. Shadai Farm is home to such stallions as 1992 Kentucky Derby winner War Emblem, and the Japan Cup winners Deep Impact, Falbrav, Special Week, and Zenno Rob Roy.

With such stallion power, Yoshida is constantly upgrading his team of mares.

Earlier this fall, he bought the 2-year-old filly Elusive Kate, winner of the Group 1 Prix Marcel Boussac at Longchamp on the same program as Danedream’s Arc win; and Stacelita, the winner of the Beverly D. and Flower Bowl Stakes for turf females this year in the United States.

Shanghai Race Club Members “Japan Cup” Complimentary Gift
All Shanghai Race Club members owning badge numbers ending in 02 please contact Juliet@theshanghairaceclub.com to confirm your address for the complimentary gift delivery.

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