Japanese horse-racing followers celebrated and commentators cursed their luck after a filly named Sumomomomomomomomo claimed her maiden win.
The three-year-old made a dramatic late surge to say victory at Tokyo’s Oi racecourse on Monday, successful within the twelfth race of her profession.
The horse’s uncommon title has made her a social media phenomenon in Japan, with followers and TV personalities lining as much as cheer her first victory.
“She lastly gained — the horse with the title that makes race commentators cry!” wrote one Twitter consumer.
“I’m lastly in a position to say it correctly,” wrote one other.
Japanese tv confirmed the commentator coping admirably with the eight “mo” in Sumomomomomomomomo’s title as she sped down the ultimate straight.
The title is predicated on a Japanese tongue-twister meaning “plums and peaches are each peaches.”
Nikkan Sports activities reported that plush toys of the filly have been on sale within the racecourse store, noting that the horse’s reputation seemed “set to take off.”
Jockey Naoki Machida stated the fan assist had helped safe the win.
“Whenever you hear cheers like that, it feels nice if you’re nearly on the end line,” Nikkan Sports activities quoted him as saying.
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