"In a fierce duel to a Japan Cup photo finish, Gentildonna refused to back down slamming Orfevre to not only his second loss in a row but to his second loss in a row to a filly.
"In claiming her victory of the Japan Cup at Tokyo Racecourse Nov. 25, Gentildonna not only added her name to the list of 31 previous winners, but went down in history as the first 3-year-old filly to do so."
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@FranJurga writes: The Japan Cup is the only race I know of that has two runnings: one on turf and one on dirt, a week apart, with (of course) different fields.
The victory by the filly today was such a great stretch duel. Considering that both horse are owned by the same partnership, it was even more interesting.
Moreover both the filly and the colt have won their respective Triple Crowns in Japan.
BE SURE TO WATCH THE YOUTUBE FILM OF THE RACE: