Japanese Horse Racing in 1990

2020-11-25 | By jpkeiba | Filed in: History.


  • The Second Horse Racing Boom reached its highest point.
    A crowd of 196,517 people gathered on the day of the Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby), which is still probably a world record.
    And even on the day of Arima Kinen, the retirement race for Oguri Cap, a record crowd at Nakayama Racecourse of 177,779 people gathered.
  • After Ines Fujin won the Derby, the crowd chanted “Nakano! Nakano!” for his jockey Eiji Nakano.
    It was the first time in history that something like this had happened.
    Some analysts see this as the moment when Japanese horse racing changed from mere gambling to a sport and entertainment show.
  • When Oguri Cap won the Arima Kinen, the crowd chanted “Oguri! Oguri!” and “Yutaka! Yutaka!” for Oguri Cap and the jockey Yutaka Take.
    This victory, called a “Miracle Revival (or Miracle Comeback)”, became an essential part of the history of Japanese horse racing.
  • Sprinters Stakes upgraded from G2 race to G1 race.

G1 races

Races Track age / (Colt Filly Gelding) 1st
Oka Sho Hanshin
3 / F Agnes Flora
Satsuki Sho Nakayama
3 / CF Haku Taisei
Tenno Sho (Spring) Kyoto
over 4 / CF Super Creek
Yasuda Kinen Tokyo
over 4 / CFG Oguri Cap
Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) Tokyo
3 / F Eishin Sunny
Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) Tokyo
3 / CF Ines Fujin
Takarazuka Kinen Hanshin
over 3 / CFG Osaichi George
Tenno Sho (Autumn) Tokyo
over 3 / CF Yaeno Mutaki
Kikuka Sho Kyoto
3 / CF Mejiro McQueen
Queen Elizabeth II Cup Kyoto
3 / F Kyoei Tap
Mile Championship Kyoto
over 3 / CFG Passing Shot
Japan Cup Tokyo
over 3 / CFG Better Loosen Up (AUS)
Asahi Hai Sansai Stakes Nakayama
2 / CF Lindo Shaver
Hanshin Sansai Stakes Hanshin
2 / CF Ibuki Maikagura
Sprinters Stakes Nakayama
over 3 / CFG Bamboo Memory
Arima Kinen Nakayama
over 3 / CFG Oguri Cap

JRA Award

Horse of the Year Oguri Cap
Best Two-Year-Old Colt Lindo Sahver
Best Two-Year-Old Filly Northern Driver
Best Three-Year-Old Colt Ines Fujin
Best Three-Year-Old Filly Agnes Flora
Best Older Male Horse Oguri Cap
Best Older Filly or Mare Passing Shot
Best Sprinter or Miler Bamboo Memory
Best Dirt Horse Carib Song
Best Steeplechase Horse Waka Taisho
Best Anglo-Arabian /
Best Horse By Home-bred Sire Yaeno Mutaki


Leading sire in Japan Northern Taste


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