National Feb 27, 2015

Noted jockey Goto dies in apparent suicide

Jockey Hiroki Goto, whose victory total of 1,447 is 16th in Japanese horse racing history, was found dead in an apparent suicide in his home in Ami, Ibaraki Prefecture, police said Friday. The fire department responded to an emergency call from his family around 8 ...

Miyagi teen savors first win at Iwate racetrack

National 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 Kesennuma, ...