Roger Barows wins Derby

More Sports / Horse Racing May 26, 2019

Roger Barows wins Derby

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

The first Japanese Derby of the Reiwa Era turned out to be a surprising one, even for the winning jockey. Roger Barows, the 12th favorite, came from behind in the final 500 meters to win the Japanese Derby on Sunday, clocking 2 minutes and 22.6 ...

Many ways to enjoy Derby Day

More Sports / Horse Racing | Japanese Derby May 24, 2019

Many ways to enjoy Derby Day

On a sunny afternoon last Sunday, more than 60,000 people witnessed Loves Only You, ridden by Mirco Demuro, win the Japanese Oaks at Tokyo Racecourse in Fuchu. The race, 11th of the day's 12, was scheduled to start at 3:40 p.m, but fans filled ...

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 ...

Makahiki triumphs by a nose in Japanese Derby

More Sports / Horse Racing May 29, 2016

Makahiki triumphs by a nose in Japanese Derby

Makahiki became the top 3-year-old in all of Japan on Sunday, winning the Japanese Derby and a ¥200 million check after a photo finish over Satono Diamond. On a glorious afternoon at Tokyo Racecourse, the Deep Impact-sired Makahiki, who went off as the third choice ...