- Nakayama Racecourse was renovated.
Accordingly, the Satsuki Sho was held at Tokyo Racecourse as an alternative.
- Oguri Cap transferred to JRA from Kasamatsu Keiba of NAR.
- Oguri Cap and Tamamo Cross remained undefeated in this year until then, when they faced off in the Tenno Sho (autumn).
The two gray-haired horses ran three races, which made horse racing fans very excited.
- Super Creek won the Kikuka Sho.
His jockey, Yutaka Take, was the youngest ever to win a G1 race.
第二次競馬ブーム / The Second Horse Racing Boom
- The second horse racing boom occurred in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
- A major role was taken by Oguri Cap.
Other horses that were popular include Tamamo Cross, Soccer Boy, Super Creek, Inari One, Ines Fujin, Mejiro Ryan and Tokai Teio.
- Young jockeys, led by Yutaka Take, also played an active role.
- And due to the impact of the bubble economy, the racetrack drew large crowds.
Women and children also took an interest in horse racing and the number of horse racing fans surged.
There were also many young female fans at the racetrack, who were called Oguri-gals and Yutaka-gals.
|Races||Track||age / (Colt Filly Gelding)||1st|
|3 / F||Ara Hotoku||◆|
|3 / CF||Yaeno Muteki||◆|
|Tenno Sho (spring)||Kyoto
|over 4 / CF||Tamamo Cross||◆|
|over 4 / CFG||Nippo Teio||◆|
|Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks)||Tokyo
|3 / F||Cosmo Dream||◆|
|Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby)||Tokyo
|3 / CF||Sakura Chiyono O||◆|
|over 3 / CFG||Tamamo Cross||◆|
|Tenno Sho (autumn)||Tokyo
|over 3 / CF||Tamamo Cross||◆|
|3 / CF||Super Creek||◆|
|Queen Elizabeth II Cup||Kyoto
|3 / F||Miyama Poppy||◆|
|over 3 / CFG||Soccer Boy||◆|
|over 3 / CFG||Pay the Butler (USA)||◆|
|Asahi Hai Sansai Stakes||Nakayama
|2 / CF||Sakura Hokuto O||◆|
|Hanshin Sansai Stakes||Hanshin
|2 / CF||Lucky Guerlain||◆|
|over 3 / CFG||Oguri Cap||◆|
JRA Award (From this year, it was changed from Yushun Award.)
|Horse of the Year||Tamamo Cross|
|Best Two-Year-Old Colt||Sakura Hokuto O|
|Best Two-Year-Old Filly||Idol Marie|
|Best Three-Year-Old Colt||Oguri Cap|
|Best Three-Year-Old Filly||Ara Hotoku|
|Best Older Male Horse||Tamamo Cross|
|Best Older Filly or Mare||Dyna Actress|
|Best Sprinter or Miler||Soccer Boy|
|Best Dirt Horse||/|
|Best Steeplechase Horse||Yamanin Appeal|
|Best Anglo-Arabian||Akihiro Homare|
|Best Horse By Home-bred Sire||Tamamo Cross|
|Leading sire in Japan||Northern Taste|
|← 1987||All||1989 →|