|Name / Japanese||L-Way Win / エルウェーウィン|
|Races-Wins / G1-Wins||40-5 / 3-1|
|Dam (Sire)||Rustic Lace (Rusticaro)|
|Other site link||JBIS / Umanity / en.netkeiba|
|Awards||JRA Award for Best Two-Year-Old Colt (1992)|
All G1 races + grade races in which he finished 3rd or higher
|Asahi Hai Sansai Stakes (G1)||4||1||◆|
|Arima Kinen (G1)||10||13||◆|
|Yomiuri Milers Cup (G2)||2||3|
|Yomiuri Milers Cup (G2)||5||3|
|Copa Republica Argentina (G2)||7||1||G|
|Arima Kinen (G1)||1||13||◆|
- In the Asahi Hai Sansai Stakes, L-Way Win was 3rd favorite.
His previous rider, Shigehiko Kishi, had to choose between him and Biwa Hayahide, and he chose Biwa Hayahide.
Katsumi Minai was chosen as the new jockey for L-Way Win.
In the race, L-Way Win and Biwa Hayahide competed hard on the homestretch, with L-Way Win winning by a nose.
It was his first G1 win.
He won the JRA Award for Best Two-Year-Old Colt (1992).
- He then went through a period of not being able to win.
- In the Copa Republica Argentina, he was 14th favorite.
On this day, the retirement ceremony of Narita Brian was being held at Tokyo Racecourse.
Narita Brian’s main jockey, Katsumi Minai, was also at Tokyo Racecourse, and Minai was riding L-Way Win for the first time in a long time since the 1993 Arima Kinen.
L-Way Win won the race by 1+1/2 lengths over the 2nd place finisher.
It was his first victory in 1434 days since the Asahi Hai Sansai Stakes.
This has long been the record for the longest interval between grade races victories.
(This record was broken by Mejiro Meyer in 2006.
However, between Mejiro Meyer’s two grade races victories, Mejiro Meyer also won a non-graded race.
The record for the longest interval between grade races victories without a non-grade aace victory was broken by Makahiki in 2021.)
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