More Sports / Horse Racing Aug 12, 2016

Jockey Take's father dies

Former thoroughbred trainer Kunihiko Take, the father of Japan's most successful jockey, Yutaka Take, and a successful jockey in his own right, died Friday morning at the age of 77. "As a horseman, as a father, he was an extremely well respected and a great ...

Take tastes Tenno-sho glory for seventh time

More Sports / Horse Racing May 1, 2016

Take tastes Tenno-sho glory for seventh time

Yutaka Take was back doing what he does best, winning his record seventh spring Tenno-sho title aboard Kitasan Black on Sunday. Take, who last won the race 10 years ago on Deep Impact, went wire-to-wire on the 4-year-old second-favorite to edge long-shot Curren Mirotic in ...

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 ...

Just a Way runs away with Tenno-sho title

More Sports Oct 27, 2013

Just a Way runs away with Tenno-sho title

Just a Way stole the show from favorite and reigning horse of the year Gentildonna with a phenomenal run to win the Tenno-sho on Sunday for his first Grade 1 title. The 4-year-old Just a Way, who went off as the fifth choice, lifted the ...