Thanks for all the joy

Gran Alegria (Great Joy) has provided much joy to her followers throughout her career.

GRAN ALEGRIA winning the Mile Championship at Hanshin in Japan.
GRAN ALEGRIA winning the Mile Championship at Hanshin in Japan. Picture: Japan Racing Association

She ran her last race in Sunday's Mile Championship at Hanshin and did not disappoint coming round the field to gain her 9th win from 15 starts 6 of which have been at G1 level.

She achieved the rare double of winning this race in consecutive years and her earnings have exceeded 1 billion yen.

Schnell Meister ran well for second although unable to catch the winner.  As he's a 3yo there will be more good races for him in the future.  Danon the Kid on 16.1 and Indy Champ 16.7 followed.


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