Japanese Horse Racing in 1989

2020-11-24 | By jpkeiba | Filed in: History.


  • In Japan, the era changed from Showa to Heisei.
  • The Second Horse Racing Boom gained further momentum with the success of  The Heisei Top Three (Oguri Cap, Super Creek, Inari One).

G1 races

Races Track age / (Colt Filly Gelding) 1st
Oka Sho Hanshin
3 / F Shadai Kagura
Satsuki Sho Nakayama
3 / CF Doctor Spurt
Tenno Sho (Spring) Kyoto
over 4 / CF Inari One
Yasuda Kinen Tokyo
over 4 / CFG Bamboo Memory
Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) Tokyo
3 / F Light Color
Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) Tokyo
3 / CF Winners Circle
Takarazuka Kinen Hanshin
over 3 / CFG Inari One
Tenno Sho (Autumn) Tokyo
over 3 / CF Super Creek
Kikuka Sho Kyoto
3 / CF Bamboo Begin
Queen Elizabeth II Cup Kyoto
3 / F Sand Peeress
Mile Championship Kyoto
over 3 / CFG Oguri Cap
Japan Cup Tokyo
over 3 / CFG Horlicks (AUS)
Asahi Hai Sansai Stakes Nakayama
2 / CF Ines Fujin
Hanshin Sansai Stakes Hanshin
2 / CF Kogane Taifu
Arima Kinen Nakayama
over 3 / CFG Inari One

JRA Award

Horse of the Year Inari One
Best Two-Year-Old Colt Ines Fujin
Best Two-Year-Old Filly Sakura Saezuri
Best Three-Year-Old Colt Winners Circle
Best Three-Year-Old Filly Shadai Kagura
Best Older Male Horse Inari One
Best Older Filly or Mare Louisiana Pit
Best Sprinter or Miler Bamboo Memory
Best Dirt Horse Dyna Letter
Best Steeplechase Horse Mejiro Maskette
Best Anglo-Arabian Akihiro Homare
Leading sire in Japan Northern Taste
Best Horse By Home-bred Sire Bamboo Begin
Special Award Oguri Cap


Leading sire in Japan Mill George (all Japan)
Northern Taste (only JRA races)


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