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Master Fencer

2019 Belmont Stakes Contender

Owner: Katsumi Yoshizawa
Trainer: Koichi Tsunoda
Jockey: Julien Leparoux
Post Position: 3
ML Odds: 8/1

Get to Know Master Fencer


Sire: Just A Way (JPN) (Heart's Cry (JPN))
Dam: Sexy Zamurai (Deputy Minister)
Date of Birth: February 21, 2016
Breeder: Katsumi Yoshizawa

Starts: 7
Wins: 2
Seconds: 2
Thirds: 0
Earnings: $234,392

Last 4 Races


Date Track Race Finish
May 4, 2019Churchill DownsKentucky Derby (Gr. 1)6th
March 31, 2019NakayamaFukuryu Stakes2nd
February 17, 2019TokyoHyacinth Stakes4th
January 14, 2019KyotoWeight for Age1st

Bettor's Edge

By Jeremy Plonk

After making up about 20 lengths in the Kentucky Derby while rallying from last, there was much interest in this Japanese colt heading toward the mile and one-half Belmont Stakes. That clamor nearly came to a complete halt in a single, awkward stride during his May 29 workout over the ‘Big Sandy’ surface. Master Fencer, under hard urging from his exercise rider, lost his action behind and completed the final few yards of his exercise in a manner unpleasing to the eye. It will be critical over the coming days to watch his gallops and see where he stands. International invaders Gronkowski (second in 2018) and Lani (third in 2016) have done well in this race in recent years, the latter also from the Land of the Rising Sun. Jockey Julien Leparoux seeks his first classic victory, but twice has been on the board both in the Preakness and Belmont Stakes.

2019 Fukuryu Stakes Replay

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News

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5.22.2019

Master Fencer Works at Keeneland for G1 Belmont Stakes

ELMONT, N.Y. - Letting Master Fencer go about his business at his pace has been a key intangible in getting the best end result out of the chestnut colt.  So, on a picture perfect Wednesday mornin...

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5.24.2019

Master Fencer Arrives at Belmont Park for Belmont Stakes

ELMONT, N.Y. - Katsumi Yoshizawa's homebred Master Fencer, an eye-catching sixth in the Kentucky Derby rallying up the rail under Julien Leparoux for trainer Koichi Tsunoda, will make his next start...

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5.27.2019

Master Fencer Training Forwardly Ahead of Belmont Stakes

ELMONT, N.Y. - Katsumi Yoshizawa's homebred Master Fencer, a Japanese-bred son of Just a Way trained by Koichi Tsunoda, put in a strong training session on the Belmont Park main track on Monday mor...

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