Japanese celebrate landmark Goodwood win by Deirdre in Nassau

Japanese celebrate landmark Goodwood win by Deirdre in Nassau

Japan racing’s 19-year wait for its second Group One winner in Britain finally came to an end here on Thursday as Deirdre, a five-year-old mare trained by Mitsuru Hashida, brought Frankie Dettori’s golden run to at least a temporary halt with a one-and-a-quarter length defeat of the Italian rider’s mount, Mehdaayih, in the Nassau Stakes. Hermosa, the winner of the 1,000 Guineas in May, finished tailed off at the back of the nine-runner field. Dettori came into the race attempting to win four consecutive Group One events in Britain for…

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