Japan

The Japan Racing Association (Japanese: 日本中央競馬会 Nippon Chūō Keiba Kai, or JRA) is a public company established to operate Chūō Keiba (中央競馬 Central horse racing) and to manage racecourses, betting f


Fourth favorite Resistencia showcased a perfect trip under Yuichi Kitamura to dominate the Hanshin Juvenile Fillies in an amazing 1:32.7, 0.4 seconds faster than the record set by Vodka in 2006.

Undefeated Resistencia Wins Gate to Wire with Record-Breaking Speed in Hanshin Juvenile Fillies


Fourth favorite Resistencia showcased a perfect trip under Yuichi Kitamura to dominate the Hanshin Juvenile Fillies in an amazing 1:32.7, 0.4 seconds faster than the record set by Vodka in 2006.

Unbeaten Three-Year-Old Chrysoberyl Claims This Year's Champions Cup with Record Time


Second pick Chrysoberyl beat strong G1 dirt winners with race record time of 1:48.5 and claimed this year’s Champions Cup with an unbeaten six-race winning streak.

Suave Richard Captures Second G1 Title with Japan Cup Victory


Third favorite Suave Richard claimed this year’s Japan Cup while capturing his much awaited second G1 title since his Osaka Hai victory last year and has now collected five grade-race titles. After the Osaka Hai, he marked four third-place finishes—the Yasuda Kinen (1,600m) and the Japan Cup last year, along with the Dubai Sheema Classic (2,410m) and the Takarazuka Kinen (2,200m) earlier this season.

Japan Cup (G1) - Preview


Tokyo Racecourse hosts the 39th running of the Grade 1 Japan Cup on Sunday, Nov. 24.

Queen Elizabeth II Cup (G1) - Comments from runners' connections


Grade 1 action moves to Kyoto for the 44th running of the all-female Queen Elizabeth II Cup on Sunday, Nov. 10.

Almond Eye Prevails Over G1 Winners in Tenno Sho (Autumn)


Heavily favored Almond Eye won this year’s Tenno Sho (Autumn) in dominating fashion once again in a run which was just short by 0.1 second to renew the race record while easily conquering a formidable field which included nine other G1 winners.

Tenno Sho (Autumn) (G1) - Comments from runner's connections


Christophe Lemaire, jockey
“Her fast work on Wednesday was just right and her condition has improved since last week. She’s coming off a layoff but I think she’ll perform very well.