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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


Almond Eye Is Unanimous Pick as 2018 Horse of the Year


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.

Take reaches 4,000th JRA victory


Yutaka Take, JRA’s iconic figure for over three decades and the winner of multiple Group 1s around the world, set another record

Lemaire wins World All-Star Jockeys, Schofield ranks ninth


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 Storms to Osaka Hai victory


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 Favorite Fine Needle Captures First G1 Title in Takamatsunomiya Kinen


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.
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The Japan Racing Association (Japanese: 日本中央競馬会 Nippon Chūō Keiba Kai, or&nbs

Japan Racing Association