The big race in Japan this coming Sunday (April 5) will be the Grade 1 Osaka Hai, to be run at Hanshin Racecourse.

Osaka Hai (G1) - Preview


The big race in Japan this coming Sunday (April 5) will be the Grade 1 Osaka Hai, to be run at Hanshin Racecourse.

Takamatsunomiya Kinen (G1) - Preview


This Sunday, March 29, Nagoya’s Chukyo Racecourse hosts the Takamatsunomiya Kinen, the second Grade 1 of the year and the first over turf. With measures still in effect to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the 1,200-meter sprint will go down in history as the first Japan Racing Association top-level race to be run without spectators packing the stands.

The next Julie Krone? Ambitious international aim for Mickaëlle Michel


Mickaëlle Michel, one of the stars of the men v women jockey challenge in Saudi Arabia 11 days ago, is reaching a crossroads as she considers her primary ambition: how to become the world’s number one female rider.

Summary of sires results for 2019 (Japan)


Deep Impact the general ranking champion for the eighth consecutive year

Winners of the 2019 JRA Awards announced


On Jan. 7, Lys Gracieux was announced as a double winner for the JRA Awards for 2019. Lys Gracieux won both the Japan Racing Association's Horse of the Year for 2019 and Best Older Filly or Mare award. In the voting for the Horse of the Year award, Lys Gracieux received 271 votes out of 274.

2019 Hopeful Stakes (G1)

THE 36TH HOPEFUL STAKES (G1) 2-year-olds, Colts & Fillies, 2,000 meters (about 10 furlongs), turf, right-handed Saturday, December 28, 2019 Nakayama Racecourse

History made with 100 JRA wins in 2019


Godolphin became the first sole-ownership entity to reach 100 Japan Racing Association (JRA) victories in a year when Polar Summer was successful in a Nakayama maiden on Sunday, 1 December.