Having retired to stud in late March of last year, the first foals by #Idaho are now arriving and include this quality colt out of Happy Flight bred by John Butler who described him as “probably the best foal we’ve ever had.” Winner of the Hardwicke Stakes at #RoyalAscot, the Great Voltigeur Stakes @yorkraces and the Ormonde Stakes @chesterraces, #Idaho was also placed in the Epsom Derby, the Irish Derby and behind Enable in the ‘King George’. Bred on the famed #Galileo/Danehill cross he is a full brother to seven-time Gr.1 winning superstar #HighlandReel #CoolmoreNHSires #HomeOfChampions #TheBeeches #Coolmore #Horses #Horseracing #HorsesOfInstagram #Thoroughbred
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Oisin Murphy celebrated a sensational six-timer at Nakayama on a memorable Monday for Britain’s champion Flat jockey.
Murphy, who won the Japan Cup aboard Suave Richard in November, enjoyed a five-timer at Tokyo last year but went one better with six victories from 11 rides on the card following a double at the same track on Sunday.
The Sakae Kunieda-trained Succession provided Murphy with feature-race success in the Listed Junior Cup, worth ¥20,322,000 (£142,916/€167,939) to the winner.
Succession was Murphy’s fifth winner at the meeting following earlier strikes aboard American Face, Tokai Etoile, Hiraboku Queen and Satono Unison.