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, ...

Gold Ship gets revenge at Takarazuka Kinen

More Sports / Horse Racing 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 earned ...

Logotype wins first jewel of triple crown race

More Sports / Horse Racing 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 1 ...