Keyword: Japan Racing Association

  • Alamshar Sold to the JRA

    Dual group I winner Alamshar, the sole horse to beat recent Arc winner Dalakhani, has been sold to the Japan Racing Association for stallion duty beginning next year.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Equine Humanity

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- The JRA should take a firm stand and ban the slaughter of Thoroughbreds in Japan.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Price of Inflation

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Breeders' Cup purses have not kept pace with inflation --and neither have nomination fees/

  • War Emblem Nominated to Japanese Race

    The Thoroughbred Corp.'s War Emblem, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner who has been purchased for stud duty in Japan by the Yoshida family's Shadai Stallion Station, has been nominated for the Nov. 23 Japan Cup Dirt, the main track companion race to the Japan Cup turf race held the following day.

  • Anson Gambles on Japanese Invitation for Sign of Fire

    The Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships aren't the only races being run this Saturday. Just ask Ron Anson, who with wife Susie owns a 4-year-old colt named Sign of Fire, scheduled to run at Tokyo Racecourse on Saturday in the $750,000 Musashino Stakes (Jpn-III).

  • Jockey Kent Desormeaux, after winning the Kentucky Derby with Real Quiet.

    Desormeaux to Ride in Japan for Three Months

    Kent Desormeaux won the Kentucky Derby in 1998 and 2000, but in 2001 his best Derby hope may come on May 27 in the Japanese Derby at Tokyo racecourse. Desormeaux has agreed to ride in Japan on a three-month license from the Japan Racing Association, beginning on April 28, the date of a key trial race for the Japanese classic.

  • Japanese Racing Suffers Business Declines Again in 2000

    Like its ailing economy, racing in Japan is slumping. The Japan Racing Association reported a third consecutive year of declines in 2000 in both on-track attendance and total handle. With government-sanctioned wagering on soccer set to begin in Japan this year, 2001 promises to be a major challenge for the JRA.

  • Warning, the sire of 41 stakes winners, died in Japan at age 15.

    Warning Dies of Heart Failure

    English champion Warning, who started at stud at Khalid Abdullah's Banstead Manor Farm in England before being sold to the Japan Racing Association in 1996, died of acute heart failure at the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders' Association's Shizunai Stud.