Keyword: JRA

  • Lord Kanaloa

    Lord Kanaloa and the 2013 Hong Kong Sprint

    Lord Kanaloa preps for the 2013 Hong Kong International race meet. He would repeat his victory in the Longines Hong Kong Sprint (HK-I) leading to his JRA Horse of the Year honors.

  • Watsdachances
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    Watsdachances Headlines Appalachian Stakes

    Watsdachances makes her first start since finishing second in last fall's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT) in the $100,000 Appalachian Presented by the Japan Racing Association April 18 at Keeneland.

  • Japan Forced to Move First Classic Race

    Earthquake damage to Nakayama Racecourse has forced the rescheduling and relocation of Japan's first classic race, the Japanese 2000 Guineas (Jpn-I) to Tokyo Racecourse. The race will be run April 24 instead of April 17.

  • JRA Reports Farms OK But Tracks Damaged

    Reports from different areas of Japan have so far indicated no major farm damage on Hokkaido as a result of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Tracks and OTBs in the Northeast district have been damaged.

  • TVG to Boost Japanese Racing Coverage

    TVG, in partnership with Emerald Downs, is expanding its coverage of horse racing from Japan for the fifth consecutive year to include 18 group I races, the most ever televised by TVG.

  • Aldebaran

    Aldebaran Headed to Japan

    Darby Dan Farm has announced that a purchase agreement has been reached between the Aldebaran Syndicate and the Japan Racing Association.

  • Came Home relocates from Lane's End in Kentucky to Japan for 2008.

    Came Home Headed to Japan

    William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm has announced a purchase agreement to relocate second-crop stallion Came Home to Japan.

  • Deep Impact Repeats as Japan's Horse of Year

    Deep Impact collected 287 of a possible 289 (97.9%) total votes in winning the 2006 Japanese Racing Association's Horse of the Year Award for the second year in a row.

  • Deep Impact overtakes entire field to win the Japan Cup.

    Deep Impact Charges to Japan Cup Victory; Ouija Board Third

    Reigning Japanese Horse of the Year Deep Impact got the redemption his connections desperately wanted when the 4-year-old son of Sunday Silence rallied from last to win the 26th running of the $4.6-million Japan Cup (Jpn-I) at Tokyo Race Course on Sunday.

  • Alondite beats favored Seeking the Dia to win the Japan Cup Dirt.

    El Condor Pasa Colt Alondite Wins Japan Cup Dirt

    Alondite recorded his fifth consecutive victory of 2006 in Saturday's $2.4-million Japan Cup Dirt (Jpn-I), benefiting from a ground-saving ride under Hiroki Goto to win by 1 1/4-lengths over favored Seeking the Dia.

  • JRA Buys English Champion David Junior

    The Japan Racing Association has bought English champion and group I winner David Junior to stand at the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders' Association's Shizunai Stallion Station.

  • Deep Impact Overwhelms Japanese Foes

    As expected, Japanese champion Deep Impact won Sunday's Takarazuka Kinen (Jpn-I) before 80,000 spectators convincingly in his final domestic outing at Kyoto Racecourse prior to heading to France for the Prix de l' Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) on Oct. 1.

  • Japan Cup Field Deep in Quality; Posts Drawn for Cup and JC Dirt

    Though Japanese Triple Crown winner Deep Impact is sitting this one out, Sunday's 25th running of the Japan Cup (Jpn-I) boasts two Breeders' Cup winners, one winner of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Lucien Barriere (Fr-I), a two-time Vodafone Coronation Cup (Eng-I) winner, and the two previous winners of the Japan Cup.

  • Lava Man won the Californian (gr. II) earlier this year.

    Lava Man Heads American Contingent for Japan Cup Weekend

    Hollywood Gold Cup Handicap (gr. I) winner Lava Man, who will try to give trainer Doug O'Neill his second victory in three years in the Japan Cup Dirt, worked six furlongs in 1:12 1/5 at Hollywood Park Saturday morning and is set to head to Japan on Tuesday.

  • Zenno Rob Roy, Japan's Horse of the Year, winning the Japan Cup.

    Zenno Rob Roy Heads Japanese Champions

    Zenno Rob Roy, whose three group I wins included a score in the Japan Cup, was named Horse of the Year and champion older male by the Japan Racing Association.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Worldwide Woes

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - In many ways, the Japan Racing Association is the envy of the racing world. As a branch of the national government's ministry of agriculture, forestry, and fisheries, the JRA controls all facets of the industry, including racecourse management, scheduling, marketing, licensing, drug testing, and pari-mutuel operations.

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

    Open Book

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - Though its brightest days may be in the past, the Japan Racing Association has decided to allow a little more sun to shine on a sport and industry that for the past 50 years has virtually been closed to outsiders.

  • Global Sprint Championship Series Unveiled for 2005

    Racing organizations in Australia, England, and Japan announced a six-race series for sprinters, the Global Sprint Challenge, that will use free or subsidized travel instead of a cash bonus as an incentive for participation.

  • Global Sprint Championship Series Unveiled for 2005

    Racing organizations in Australia, England, and Japan announced a six-race series for sprinters, the Global Sprint Challenge, that will use free or subsidized travel instead of a cash bonus as an incentive for participation.

  • The Search for Ferdinand

    <i>By Barbara Bayer </i> -- Over six months have passed since I reported the tragic tale of Ferdinand. When I set about getting the story, I had little idea of what it would lead to, what far-reaching repercussions the story would have as it set off a conflagration of emotion across the U.S. that spread quickly to Japan and back to me.

  • 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.

  • Lido Palace, winning the Whitney, is among the American horses contesting the Japan Cup.

    Seven Americans to Contest Japan Cup Races

    The United States will have a strong contingent of seven horses at this year's Japan Cup (Jpn-I) and Japan Cup Dirt (Jpn-I) invitational races at Tokyo racecourse next Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 24-25, including horses trained by Hall of Fame conditioners Jonathan Sheppard, Neil Drysdale, Richard Mandella, and Robert Frankel.