Horse 'that makes race commentators cry' earns maiden win in Japan

The three-year-old made a dramatic late surge to claim victory at Tokyo's Oi racecourse on Monday, winning in the 12th race of her career. PHOTO | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The horse's unusual name has made her a social media phenomenon in Japan, with fans and TV personalities lining up to cheer her first victory.

Japanese horse racing fans celebrated and commentators cursed their luck after a filly named Sumomomomomomomomo claimed her maiden win.

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