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#17 Sports Talk ― Christophe Lemaire Relishes the Competition of Every Horse Race

After winning the Tenno Sho (Autumn) for the fourth time, Christophe Lemaire dishes out insights about racing, his rapport with horses and the current season.

Listen in as French jockey Christophe Lemaire speaks to sports editor Ed Odeven about his thrilling victory in the grade 1 Tenno Sho (Autumn) aboard Equinox on October 30 at Tokyo Racecourse. 

The Japan Racing Association's winningest jockey for five straight years (2017-21), reveals what was going through his mind as the race unfolded. He shares his thoughts on beating Panthalassa, who had built a 15-length lead in the prestigious event.

Lemaire recalls with vivid details the excitement of competing in the Kentucky Derby for the first time in May, along with the atmosphere at Churchill Downs.

He also talks about getting ready for the Japan Cup, which is set for November 27. And he gives his opinion on who are the top three Japanese jockeys under age 30.

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Author: Ed Odeven

Follow Ed on [Japan Sports Notebook] here on Sundays, in [Odds and Evens] here during the week, and Twitter @ed_odeven.

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