Lemaire added, "He quickens well at the end and has stamina, as he showed in the Arima Kinen. He really is the perfect horse."
Equinox, the reigning champion of the Tenno Sho (Autumn), secured victories in the Arima Kinen, Dubai Sheema Classic, and Takarazuka Kinen, earning him the top spot in the Longines World's Best Racehorse rankings with a rating of 129.
He currently holds a one-pound advantage over Arc winner Ace Impact and Juddmonte International champion Mostahdaf.
The last horse to achieve back-to-back victories in the Tenno Sho (Autumn) was the legendary Almond Eye in 2019 and 2020, and Symboli Kris S accomplished this feat in 2002 and 2003.
With the Japan Cup on the horizon, where Equinox may face off against St Leger winner Continuous, he remains the 1-2 favourite (from evens) with Paddy Power. A victory in this prestigious event would elevate Equinox to the status of the highest prize-money earner in Japanese racing history.
Equinox's astounding performance continues to captivate the world of horse racing, establishing him as a true icon of the sport.">