Japan horse racing news

Triple-Crowned Filly Almond Eye Romps to Victory in Japan Cup

This year’s triple crown winner and heavily favored Almond Eye became the second three-year-old filly after Gentildonna in 2012 to dominate the Japan Cup. The...

Result of the 38th Japan Cup (G1)

The Japan Cup, in its 38th year, continues to attract some of the top turf horses from around the world—67 runners from North America, 144...

Exclusive Topics for Japan Autumn International 2018 – 4th Edition

Many of the potential runners in this year’s Champions Cup (G1, dirt, 1,800m) at Chukyo Racecourse came off the JBC Classic (dirt, 1,900m) at Kyoto...

Grade 1 Japan Cup preview

The top action returns to Tokyo Racecourse on Sunday, Nov. 25, with the 38th running of the Japan Cup, the last Japan Cup of the...

Stelvio downs defending champ Persian Knight in Mile Championship

Fifth pick Stelvio captured his first G1 victory in this year’s Mile Championship to reign as another three-year-old mile champion following last year’s Persian Knight....

Japanese racing news: Buick & Moore cleared to ride by JRA

UK JOCKEY duo Ryan Moore and William Buick have been granted short-term riding licenses ahead of Grade 1 Mile Championship Day at Kyoto. The British...

Japan Racing News: Japanese Autumn Carnival Topics

The most anticipated starter in this year’s Japan Cup (G1, 2,400m) on November 25 would be Almond Eye (JPN, F3, by Lord Kanaloa), who is...

Japan Racing News: Grade 1 Mile Championship preview

It’s the turn of the top milers in Japan to step out and do battle this coming Sunday (November 18), when Kyoto Racecourse will once...
Queen Elizabeth Cup II Japan

Japan: Lys Gracieux wins group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Cup

Third favourite Lys Gracieux, under jockey Joao Moreira, landed her first G1 triumph in this year’s Queen Elizabeth II Cup. The four-year-old has notched two...
Noble Mars racing in Japan

Japan Racing: Form & Tips for the Grade 2 Copa Republica Argentina

There’s a slight gear change this week, with a brief pause in the Grade 1 action in Japan, but Tokyo Racecourse will be the venue...
Tanaka

Tanaka enjoying good start in Seoul

Masa Tanaka is fulfilling a dream on his return to race riding in Korea. The Japanese jockey left New Zealand early last month after securing...

Western Express flies HK flag in Japan’s Yasuda Kinen

Western Express was unable to match the strength of Japan’s best milers when 10th in the Group 1 Yasuda Kinen (1600m) at Tokyo Racecourse today...

Clipperton’s “stoked” for his Yasuda Kinen debut

Mount Fuji was out to greet Sam Clipperton at Tokyo Racecourse this morning (Friday, 1 June) and the first-time visitor didn’t miss the Instagram moment,...

Western Express on track as Size aims a 10th shot at Yasuda Kinen

John Size will take a 10th shot at winning the Group 1 Yasuda Kinen (1600m) on Sunday (3 June) and this time his hopes rest...

Karisto runs rivals into the ground

Bold chestnut Karisto made his own luck at Te Rapa on Saturday to score an emphatic win at the expense of his fellow three-year-olds. The...

Blizzard game in Takamatsunomiya Kinen defeat

It was a case of close but not close enough once again for Hong Kong sprinter Blizzard as the chestnut produced a typically game effort...

Drier conditions needed for Blizzard deliver his best in Japan

TRAINER Ricky Yiu says he is desperate for sunny weather in Nagoya after his stable star Blizzard struggled through a gallop on rain-affected ground at...
Vivlos wins the 2017 Dubai Turf

Highly talented Japanese mare Vivlos to defend Group 1 Dubai Turf

One of the most impressive winners on last year’s Dubai World Cup card, Vivlos is aiming toward a defence of her title in the $6...
Talismanic nominated for Dubai World Cup

Dubai World Cup raceday receives 739 noms including Winx

Nominations for the $10,000,000 Group 1 Dubai World Cup closed on January 11th with 136 of the globe’s premier Thoroughbreds. Scheduled for March 31st, 2018,...
Rey de Oro

Japan star Rey de Oro to contest Group 1 Sheema Classic in Dubai

Reigning Japanese champion 3-year-old and Group 1 Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) winner Rey de Oro has been confirmed as pointing toward the Group 1US$6-million Dubai...
Global Sprint Challenge

Global Sprint Challenge on hold due to Australian Govt. policies

Due to the restrictions placed on the movement of horses between Hong Kong and Australia, organisers have taken the decision to suspend the Global Sprint...
Maurice winning the 2016 G1 Hong Kong Gold Cup

Japan’s influence on Hong Kong International Race day undeniable

The 1990s was a defining period for the Japanese thoroughbred. It was the decade in which imported stallions like Sunday Silence, Tony Bin, and Northern...

Satono Ares extends Japan streak to three, named colt of year

Satono Ares extended his winning streak to three in the Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes at Hanshin racecourse, with the Deep Impact colt subsequently named the...