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.

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.

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


Sunday, Dec. 22, marks the 64th running of the Grade 1 Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix), arguably Japan’s most-beloved race and the year’s second of two races that draw their fields in part from fan ballots.

Hong Kong absentee Almond Eye set to return in Arima Kinen


Japanese superstar Almond Eye is set to return to action in the Arima Kinen this month after missing Hong Kong’s International fixture on Sunday.

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.