Japan horse racing news

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...

Damian Lane wins Japanese Group One

Australian jockey Damian Lane has ridden Normcore to win the Group One Victoria Mile in Japan.

Japanese superstar Almond Eye out of the Arc

The superstar showdown between Almond Eye and Enable is officially off the table with connections of the Japanese wonderhorse confirming she will not compete in...

Apple’s Jade and Laurina throw down the gauntlet to Buveur D’Air

Apple’s Jade will aim to provide Gordon Elliott with a first win in the Unibet Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham on Tuesday. Elliott has risen to...

Oval Ace stays unbeaten in Hyacinth on Japan Road To The Derby

Tsuru Nishimori’s Oval Ace wore down Weitblick to prevail in a battle of unbeatens in Sunday’s Hyacinth S. at Tokyo, the third race on the...

Undefeated Saturnalia takes out G1 Hopeful Stakes

Heavy favorite Saturnalia won his first G1 title while undefeated in three career starts since debuting in June and coming off his latest victory in...

Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes preview

There’s one last piece of Grade 1 action in Japan on Friday, Dec. 28, to round out 2018, when the Hopeful Stakes will be run...

Blast Onepiece scores first G1 title in Arima Kinen

Third pick Blast Onepiece, the only three-year-old in the field, beat his senior G1 rivals in this year’s Arima Kinen to claim his first G1...

Nihonpiro Baron claims Nakayama Daishogai title by a whisker

Nihonpiro Baron captured his first J-G1 victory in this year’s Nakayama Daishogai by a nose after being sent off third favorite in the 13-horse field....

Bowman granted short-term Japanese riding licence

AUSTRALIAN jockey Hugh Bowman has been granted a short-term riding licence from the Japanese Racing Association (JRA). Bowman, who pilots Cheval Grand in the Grade...

Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix) (G1) – Preview

This Sunday, Dec. 23, showcases the last Grade 1 of the year for older horses – the Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix) — and it’s...