For all of her dominance, Lys Gracieux did give trainer Yoshito Yahagi a few nervous moments, settling back and needing an ounce of luck on turning to mow down plucky three year-old Castelvecchio. Just as the legend Winx did previously, Lys Gracieux never looked like losing the Cox Plate as a crowd of 24,648 roared louder with every bound of the 2040m weight-for-age classic. Japan’s Lys Gracieux, with Damian Lane on board, ran out the winner in the 98th edition of the 2,040 metre race, while Castelvecchio and Te Akau Shark came in second and third respectively.

Not a bad way to exit with a pending suspension.

“I just rode her back. Credit to the Japanese, they continually take their horses overseas to take on the best, and many times have come up trumps.Beautiful people.

Japan wins the @CoxPlate., The 3-year-old Castelvecchio is into $7 and now equal second in the #CoxPlate market with Mystic Journey! Don't have an account? Saturday’s lid, however, was a much more demure black number with a dark red print trim. Cox Plate results and replay – 2019. #LysGracieux #CoxPlate, @LaneDamian you are a legend!!!!!!!! Lane was instrumental in convincing connections of Lys Gracieux and Mer De Glace to bring the Japanese raiders to Australia, specifically for the Cups and Plate. And writing was on the wall early, with Irish import Hunting Horn, Frenchman-trained English galloper Chief Ironside winning the Cox Plate lead-up races. Cox Plate favourite Lys Gracieux romped to an emphatic win at the Valley, surging past rivals to clinch the $5 million weight-for-age classic. Mystic Journey will be back on the Spirit of Tasmania on Sunday night and in her stalls ready for a good rest before returning to defend her All-Star mile title next March. #frostyafreak #japan #superproud @LaneDamian @HorseRacing_JPN @Racing @FlemingtonVRC @7horseracing. She looks incredible!! Very exciting. Sorry we couldn't find a match for that, please try again, Join the conversation, you are commenting as, - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -.

Lys Gracieux was ridden like the best horse in the field that she was, and duly saluted to give racing-mad Japan two legs of Melbourne's spring slam. 2019 Cox Plate winning jockey, Damian Lane chats to Chris Symons after an impressive performance on Lys Gracieux. But Yahagi wants to return next year, with a different horse “probably”, and a suitcase full of hats. "For me, personally, this is the best race," Yahagi said via an interpreter. Like with the most recent renewals of the Cox Plate, the mare and favourite, never looked like getting beat.

"I was here when Kingston Town won back in 1982, it's been over 30 years so I finally came back 'home'. And how could we not. Invalid postcode. Yahagi watched Kingston Town win the 1982 Cox Plate at the Valley and on Saturday had his mare and surname added to the coveted honour board. Magic Wand led down the back straight with the Tasmanian settling third before Kluger and Co began their runs but in the end it was the Japanese champion who reigned supreme, charging away for a dominant win. Japan's Lys Gracieux has charged home to claim the Cox Plate from three-year-old Castelveccio with the Kiwi Te Akau Shark finishing third. Cox Plate Results 2019. Congratulations from all at EZR.

Not unlike Winx actually, during the turf legend's four-year Valley reign. powered by Disqus. She got a bit keen when the pace came out of the race but gee I was confident once I got her out down the straight. This is also known as Online Behavioural Advertising. Join us again next week when we return for our coverage of Derby Day from Flemington racecourse.

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