Japan horse racing news

Yoshito Yahagi

Another Group 1 for Cox Plate winning trainer

Cox Plate-winning trainer Yoshito Yahagi has saddled Contrail to win the Hopeful Stakes, the final Grade One race of the Japanese season.
Lys Gracieux

Lane wins Arima Kinen on Lys Gracieux

Australian jockey Damian Lane has reunited with Cox Plate winner to claim the Grade One Arima Kinen in Japan.
Lys Gracieux

Lys Gracieux draws barrier six in Arima

Cox Plate winner Lys Gracieux has barrier six for the Grade One Arima Kinen at Nakayama where she will be ridden by Australian Damian Lane.
Lys Gracieux

Lane looking forward to Arima Kinen

Australian jockey Damian Lane is looking forward to reuniting with Japanese mare Lys Gracieux when the Cox Plate winner has her final start in the...
Win Bright

Win Bright completes spring autumn double to complete joyous treble for Japan

Win Bright produced a performance hallmarked with toughness to go with his considerable class to complete the Group 1 double of the LONGINES Hong Kong...
Admire Mars

Plenty to Admire for Soumillon in poignant Hong Kong Mile

Admire Mars and an inspired Christophe Soumillon came to the fore in what was an emotional occasion for the Japanese racing industry in the Group...
Glory Vase

Moreira’s Glory in the Hong Kong Vase

Glory Vase streaked away with the Group 1 LONGINES Hong Kong Vase (2400m) at Sha Tin this afternoon, Sunday, 8 December. The Japanese raider with...
Maurice

Young sires Lord Kanaloa and Maurice are helping shift perceptions

In England it’s long been the Derby, Australia has the Golden Slipper, France the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, North America looks to the Kentucky...
Lucky Lilac

Lucky Lilac aims to maintain her resurgence in Hong Kong Vase

Lucky Lilac will make her overseas debut in the Group 1 Hong Kong Vase on Sunday as one of an impressive nine-strong raiding party from...
Win Bright

Win Bright ready to shine in Hong Kong Cup

Win Bright is looking to uphold an unblemished record over 2000m at Sha Tin with a win in Sunday’s Group 1 LONGINES Hong Kong Cup...
Danon Smash

Danon Smash out to uphold family honour for Yasuda and Lord Kanaloa

In the recent annals of the Group 1 LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint there have been few foreign challengers that have been able to seriously trouble...
Indy Champ

Indy Champ steps up to take on the Hong Kong challenge

In the weeks leading up to the 2019 Hong Kong International Races, Silk Racing had three horses in three different races, all with a decent...
Lys Gracieux

Damian Lane to ride Lys Gracieux in Arima

Australian jockey Damian Lane has been given a one-day licence to partner Cox Plate winner Lys Gracieux in the Arima Kinen in Japan.

Murphy wins Japan Cup on Suave Richard

Champion British jockey Oisin Murphy has added another notable victory to his CV in the Japan Cup aboard Suave Richard.

Almond Eye adds Tenno Sho to her record

Star mare Almond Eye has cemented her position as Japan's best horse with victory in the Tenno Sho in Tokyo.
Kluger

Valley look for Japan duo before Cox Plate

Japan's two invited runners for the Cox Plate have had their first look at The Valley after a float trip from the Werribee International Horse...
Realist

Kawada wins World All-Star Jockeys, Teetan ranks joint third

Hong Kong representative Karis Teetan was unable to notch a win on the second and final day of the JRA World All-Star Jockeys series at...
Karis Teetan

Teetan strike puts him in contention for World All-Star Jockeys

Karis Teetan hit the mark on the opening day of the World All-Star Jockeys at Sapporo Racecourse today, Saturday, 24 August, putting himself firmly in...
Karis Teetan

Teetan’s ready to represent in All-Star Japan challenge

Karis Teetan heads to Sapporo, Japan, this weekend, refreshed off a summer break and keen to launch what he hopes will be a successful assault...
Damian Lane

Japanese star poised to contest Cox Plate

Connections of Japanese mare Lys Gracieux have accepted an invitation to run in the Cox Plate after approval was granted for the mare to travel...
Cheval Grand

Japan Cup winner Cheval Grand to Juddmonte

After a landmark victory for Japan with Deirdre at Goodwood, hopes are high Cheval Grand can follow suit in the Juddmonte International at York.

Deirdre delivers Nassau Stakes for Japan

Japanese mare Deirdre has finished strongly to record an historic win in the Nassau Stakes at Goodwood.

Satono Aladdin foals make impact

Rich Hill Stud shuttle stallion, Satono Aladdin, a son of champion sire Deep Impact, has made a good impression on buyers with his first foals...

Damian Lane wins second Japan Group One

Australian jockey Damian Lane has claimed a second Group One win during his highly successful two-month stint in Japan.
Happy Grin

Crowd funded Grin hopes to make Japan proud

Happy Grin’s following has a widening reach in Japan and trainer Junji Tanaka is hopeful his star galloper will do the nation proud in Sunday’s...