The Japan Cup left no doubt as to who the best horse in the world is, as Equinox delivered a jaw-dropping performance, winning the race and securing a whopping £3.1 million in prize money.
Equinox has been dominating the racing scene this year, captivating fans with his exceptional talent. His remarkable win in the £3.1 million Japan Cup only added to his growing reputation.
The horse first burst onto the international stage by defeating Arc second Westover in the Dubai Sheema Classic earlier this year. He then went on to claim victory in the Takarazuka Kinen at Hanshin and the Tenno Sho at Tokyo with ease.
As expected, Equinox was the favorite for the Grade 1 contest, with odds of 30/100. Panthalassa set a blistering pace throughout the race, maintaining a staggering 25-length lead as they reached the three-furlong pole.
However, jockey Christophe Lemaire remained calm and composed on Equinox, gradually closing the gap while still in control. With a brilliant display of skill, the pair took the lead at the furlong pole and crossed the finish line to claim the prize.
A Record-Breaking Career
Equinox's total prize money now stands at an astonishing £14 million. As connections contemplate his future, the horse will enjoy a well-deserved break after his remarkable achievement.
Fans in Awe
The victory left punters stunned and in awe. One spectator expressed, "Equinox is the kind of horse we'll be talking about for generations." Another admirer added, "Equinox is simply awe-inspiring."