10 January 2011

Buena Vista Wins Japan Horse-Of-Year

In Japan, multiple Gr1-winning 5YO mare Buena Vista (Special Week-Biwa Heidi, by Caerleon) was named 2010 Horse-Of-The-Year & Champion Older Female. Buena Vista (previously Japan's champion 2YO filly in 2008 & 3YO filly in 2009) won the Gr1 Tenno Sho-Autumn & Gr1 Victoria Mile during 2010, as well as sensationally finishing 1st-past-the-post in the Gr1 Japan Cup before being controversially relegated to runner-up by the stewards; she also finished 2nd in the Gr1 Arima Kinen, Gr1 Takarazuka Kinen & UAE Gr1 Dubai Sheema Classic. Other award winners included:
  •  Older Male: Nakayama Festa (Stay Gold-Dear Wink, by Night Spot)
  •  3YO Male: Victoire Pisa (Neo Universe-Whitewater Affair, by Machiavellian)
  •  3YO Filly: Apapane (King Kamehameha-Salty Bid, by Salt Lake)
  •  2YO Male: Grand Prix Boss (Sakura Bakushin O-Rosy Mist, by Sunday Silence)
  •  2YO Female: Reve d'Essor (Agnes Tachyon-Reve D'oscar, by Highest Honor)
  •  Sprinter-Miler: Kinshasa No Kiseki (Fuji Kiseki-Keltshaan, by Pleasant Colony)
  •  Dirt Horse: Espoir City (Gold Allure-Eminent City, by Brian's Time) 

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