Yutaka Take went seven better than his previous record set last year to capture the Japan Racing Association title for the most wins in a single season with 211 victories in the 2004 season, JRA officials said Sunday.
It was the 14th time Take led the JRA in wins excluding local races. The JRA wrapped up its season Sunday.
Take, who became the first jockey to reach the 200-win plateau in the JRA last year, also had the highest earnings with over 3.95 billion yen, out of which he receives 5 percent as income. Earlier this month, he became the first Japanese jockey to post 100 wins in overseas races. Meanwhile, Kazuo Fujisawa, who trained newly crowned Arima Kinen winner Zenno Rob Roy, had 60 wins for the most among trainers. It was the 10th year in a row he won the best trainer award and 11th time overall. He won 2.31 billion yen in prize money, out of which he receives 10 percent as income.
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