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Almond Eye Farewells Racing With Stunning Japan Cup Win

  • Almond Eye won the 2020 Japan Cup in her final race
  • She defeated the previously undefeated Contrail who was equal-favourite
  • It was her ninth Group 1 win and second Japan Cup success
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DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - MARCH 30: Christophe Lemaire riding Almond Eye wins the Dubai Turf Sponsored by DP World, race seven of the Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse on March 30, 2019 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)
Japanese legend Almond Eye farewelled racing in fine style taking out the 2020 Japan Cup on Sunday.

Jumping equal $2.80 favourite with the unbeaten Triple-Crown winning three-year-old Contrail, it was Almond Eye's ninth Group 1 win and her second win in the Japan Cup.

$40/1 chance Kiseki set the race alight setting a frantic tempo up front, leading the second horse by over ten-lengths at some stages throughout the race.

Contrail finished strongly into second behind Almond Eye and now looks the heir-apparent to her throne as Japan's best horse.



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