Yasutoshi Ikee
Age: 54
Yasutoshi Ikee is the son of Yasuo Ikee, the former JRA trainer who prepped the immortal Deep Impact and 2001 Hong Kong Vase winner Stay Gold. Ikee worked in his father’s stable for a brief time before going to the UK to work for Sir Michael Stoute in 1995 and to California in 1996 to work for Neil Drysdale. He returned to Japan in 2003 and took out his training licence. He has no less than 22 top-level wins. Among the best horses he has prepared are 2011 Japanese Horse of the Year and two-time Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe runner-up Orfevre, Dream Journey, and Japanese Classic winners Mikki Queen and Satono Diamond. The 2022 Sprinters Stakes victor Gendarme and 2019 Osaki Hai winner Al Ain have been his flagbearers in recent times. He won another Sprinters Stakes title this year with Mama Cocha.
Hong Kong wins (as of 27 November):
23/24 Season
Stakes won : $6,960,000 No. of Wins : 0 Total Runners : 2
No. of 2nds : 1 Win % : 0.00%
No. of 3rds : 0
No. of 4ths : 1

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