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 mana

Second fillies classic The Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) is a 2,400m turf race held at Tokyo Racecourse. It is 800m longer than the Oka Sho (Japanese 1000 Guineas), the first fillies classic contested on turf over 1,600m at Hanshin Racecourse. Accordingly, aptitude to a distance of 2,400m is likely to be a key factor affecting performance. As we approach this pulsating fixture, let’s look for some trends in results over the last 10 years.

Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) (G1) - Data Analysis


Second fillies classic
The Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) is a 2,400m turf race held at Tokyo Racecourse.

Master Fencer finishes sixth in the Kentucky Derby


Master Fencer finished an admirable sixth place in the 145th Kentucky Derby as the first Japanese-bred racehorse to take a crack at the Run for the Roses on Sunday.

NHK Mile Cup (G1) - Preview


Over 70,000 racegoers witnessed a thrilling Grade 1 Tenno Sho (Spring) last Sunday at Kyoto Racecourse, enjoying every moment of the race, particularly the hard fought finish in the closing stages, before Fierement finally got the better of Glory Vase.

NHK Mile Cup (G1) - Data Analysis


Last year’s NHK Mile Cup was won by 6th favorite Keiai Nautique with win odds of 12.8, resulting in a considerable Trifecta payout of 129,560 yen.

Oju Chosan Sets New Record Landing Fourth Consecutive Nakayama Grand Jump Title


Overwhelming favorite Oju Chosan renewed Karasi’s 2005-2007 record and claimed his fourth back-to-back Nakayama Grand Jump victory.

Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas) (G1) - Preview


After a thrilling Oka Sho (Japanese 1000 Guineas) last weekend saw another exciting filly in Gran Alegria carry off the honors, attention this coming week focuses on the 3-year-old colts, when they will battle it out at Nakayama Racecourse near Tokyo, in the 79th running of the Grade 1 Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas).

Oka Sho Race Record Renewed Again With Gran Alegria's Overwhelming Victory


Second Favorite Gran Alegria showed a performance of another class in this year’s Oka Sho (Japanese 1000 Guineas), the first leg of the fillies Triple Crown, to exceed Almond Eye’s accomplishment just a year ago and renew the race record by 0.4 seconds.