More Sports / Horse Racing Nov 14, 2016

Female jockey Fujita seventh in overseas debut

Nineteen-year-old Nanako Fujita made her overseas debut on Sunday, coming seventh in a field of 15 at a Ladies World Championship race in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Fujita, the Japan Racing Association's first female jockey in 16 years, steered 6-year-old stallion Af ...

More Sports / Horse Racing Apr 23, 2016

Fujita injured in fall

Nanako Fujita, the Japan Racing Association's first female jockey in 16 years, is day-to-day after being injured in a fall on Saturday. In her first ride at Tokyo Racecourse, 18-year-old Fujita fell coming off a turn after her mount made contact with another horse. She ...

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 ...