The Japan Racing Association will present its 2018 Horse of the Year title to Almond Eye, who was the unanimous selection on all 276 ballots after an outstanding year in which she dominated the fillies’ Triple Crown and the Japan Cup against older male rivals.
Yutaka Take, JRA’s iconic figure for over three decades and the winner of multiple Group 1s around the world, set another record
Hong Kong representative Chad Schofield was unable to notch a win on the second and final day of the JRA World All-Star Jockeys series at Sapporo Racecourse
Suave Richard, who emerged as first choice at the last minute, romped to a convincing victory in this year’s Osaka Hai, capturing his first G1 title.
Second pick Fine Needle captured his first G1 title in this year’s Takamatsunomiya Kinen. It was the first JRA-G1 title for both owner Godolphin and trainer Yoshitada Takahashi.
The Japan Racing Association (Japanese: 日本中央競馬会 Nippon Chūō Keiba Kai, or&nbs