Lawsuits over how to tax losing bets expected to climb

Jul 17, 2014

Lawsuits over how to tax losing bets expected to climb

A series of lawsuits have been filed seeking to classify losing bets on horse races as expenses. Similar lawsuits are expected in light of the Osaka High Court’s decision in May to uphold a lower court ruling last year that allowed losing horse racing ...

Miyagi teen savors first win at Iwate racetrack

Jul 15, 2014

Miyagi teen savors first win at Iwate racetrack

by Akiko Watanabe

A teenage jockey from Tohoku recently made her professional debut, achieving a long-held dream after having nearly abandoned her career following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. “I hope people (in my hometown) will step forward a little watching me,” said Mayu Suzuki, 18, from ...

Gold Ship gets revenge at Takarazuka Kinen

Jun 24, 2013

Gold Ship gets revenge at Takarazuka Kinen

Second favorite Gold Ship won the Takarazuka Kinen, upstaging top pick Gentildonna, to earn his fourth career Grade 1 victory on Sunday. The 4-year-old colt ridden by Hiroyuki Uchida finished the 2,200-meter race at Hyogo Prefecture’s Hanshin Racecourse in 2 minutes, 13.2 seconds and ...

Logotype wins first jewel of triple crown race

Apr 15, 2013

Logotype wins first jewel of triple crown race

Last season’s 2-year-old champion Logotype snatched the first jewel of the Japanese triple crown with a record victory in the Satsuki-sho on Sunday. The Mirco Demuro-ridden Logotype, the favorite in a full field of 18, went under the wire in a race record of ...

Grape Brandy triumphs at February Stakes

Feb 18, 2013

Grape Brandy triumphs at February Stakes

Grape Brandy warmed up for Dubai World Cup day with victory in the February Stakes on Sunday, Japanese racing’s first Grade One title of the 2013 season. Third choice Grape Brandy took the tape in the 1,600-meter race at Tokyo Racecourse in 1 minute, ...