Sunday, November 27, 2011

Japan Cup 2011 - Buena Vista wins it for the girls


It was a 1-2-3 finish for the Japanese breds and a 1-2-3 finish for descendants of Northern Dancer in what is billed as the 3rd richest race in the world. The great mare Buena Vista outduelled Tosen Jordan down the stretch with Jaguar Mail finishing third to win over 250,000,000 yen (over $3M US) first place money. Danedream and Victoire Pisa winners of l'Arc and the Dubai World Cup finished well back. It was vindication for the 5 year-old mare who won the race last year but was demoted to second after the stewards ruled her jockey interfered with Rose Kingdom who was promoted for the win.

1) Buena Vista - great great grandaughter x2
2) Tosen Jordan - great grandson x2
3) Jaguar Mail - great great grandson x2

above images from Getty

great early video coverage of the race

quick link to my last year's post and video where Buena Vista won the race a little more convincingly but had her number taken down by the stewards

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