JRA bans horses over feed additive

More Sports / Horse Racing Jun 15, 2019

JRA bans horses over feed additive

The Japan Racing Association said Saturday it would exclude 156 horses from racing this weekend, an unprecedented number, after finding a prohibited substance in their feed additives. The JRA held its races as scheduled on Saturday, and will do likewise on Sunday with the remaining ...

Famed Japanese champion mare Vodka dies

More Sports / Horse Racing Apr 3, 2019

Famed Japanese champion mare Vodka dies

Japanese thoroughbred mare Vodka, who became the first filly to win the Japanese Derby in 64 years, has died from laminitis, the Japan Racing Association said Wednesday. The 15-year-old mare died Monday in Newmarket, England, where she had been staying to mate. She tied the ...

Kitasan Black to retire after Arima Kinen

More Sports / Horse Racing Oct 20, 2017

Kitasan Black to retire after Arima Kinen

Kitasan Black, a five-time Grade One race winner, will retire after the Arima Kinen in December, the stallion's trainer Hisashi Shimizu said on Friday. "(Kitasan Black's) owner (Saburo Kitajima) decided that he would retire this year after running the autumn Tenno-sho, the Japan Cup and ...

Teenage jockey Fujita earns first victory

More Sports / Horse Racing Mar 24, 2016

Teenage jockey Fujita earns first victory

Eighteen-year-old Nanako Fujita, the Japan Racing Association's first female jockey in 16 years, claimed her first win on Thursday. Fujita guided second choice 5-year-old gelding Ascii Code to a bright start in the third race at Urawa Racecourse and went onto win comfortably by two ...

More Sports / Horse Racing Oct 3, 2015

Take rides to 300th victory in graded races

Yutaka Take became the first jockey to win 300 graded races, when he captured the G3 Sirius Stakes aboard Awardee on Saturday. The 46-year-old Take has rewritten one record after another since his debut in 1987, with Saturday's win at Hanshin Racecourse the 3,758th of ...

More Sports Jun 27, 2015

Duramente out with leg fractures

Duramente, winner of this season's Japanese Derby and Satsuki Sho titles, is expected to be rested for six months after tests revealed the three-year-old has chip fractures in both of his front legs, the Japan Racing Association said on Saturday. Duramente will not be able ...