Japanese Horse Racing in 1991

2020-11-26 | By jpkeiba | Filed in: History.


  • The demotion system was introduced in Japan.
    The ostensible reason for it is internationalization
    The system has been around since the 1950s in England, France, America, etc.There was a disqualifying system in Japan originally.
    However, disqualification had an impact on ticket sales and the responsibility for the decision was very heavy.
    As a result, disqualification was not common in Japanese horse racing up to that point, and often only sanctions were given to the jockeys.
    This led to a lot of rough riding in major races, on the contrary.(The new system, on the contrary, has made the criteria for demotion in Japanese horse racing stricter and more docile than in the rest of the world.
    There have sometimes been complaints and criticism of it from foreign jockeys and foreign media.)The demotion of Mejiro McQueen in the Tenno Sho (Autumn) this year was highly controversial.
  • Tokai Teio won the Double Crown undefeated.
    He was so much expected to become the next undefeated Triple Crown horse following his sire, Symboli Rudolf, but was unable to challenge for the Triple Crown due to a broken bone.
  • Asahi Hai Sansai Stakes turned into a race for stallions and geldings.
  • Hanshin Sansai Stakes was renamed to Hanshin Sansai Himba Stakes and became a race for only fillies.

G1 races

Races Track age / (Colt Filly Gelding) 1st
Oka Sho Hanshin
3 / F Sister Tosho
Satsuki Sho Nakayama
3 / CF Tokai Teio
Tenno Sho (Spring) Kyoto
over 4 / CF Mejiro McQueen
Yasuda Kinen Tokyo
over 4 / CFG Daiichi Ruby
Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) Tokyo
3 / F Isono Roubles
Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) Tokyo
3 / CF Tokai Teio
Takarazuka Kinen Hanshin
over 3 / CFG Mejiro Ryan
Tenno Sho (Autumn) Tokyo
over 3 / CF Prekrasnie
Kikuka Sho Kyoto
3 / CF Leo Durban
Queen Elizabeth II Cup Kyoto
3 / F Rinden Lily
Mile Championship Kyoto
over 3 / CFG Daitaku Helios
Japan Cup Tokyo
over 3 / CFG Golden Pheasant (UK)
Hanshin Sansai Himba Stakes Hanshin
2 / F Nishino Flower
Asahi Hai Sansai Stakes Nakayama
2 / CG Mihono Bourbon
Sprinters Stakes Nakayama
over 3 / CFG Daiichi Ruby
Arima Kinen Nakayama
over 3 / CFG Dai Yusaku

JRA Award

Horse of the Year Tokai Teio
Best Two-Year-Old Colt Mihono Bourbon
Best Two-Year-Old Filly Nishino Flower
Best Three-Year-Old Colt Tokai Teio
Best Three-Year-Old Filly Sister Tosho
Best Older Male Horse Mejiro McQueen
Best Older Filly or Mare Daiichi Ruby
Best Sprinter or Miler Daiichi Ruby
Best Dirt Horse Narita Hayabusa
Best Steeplechase Horse Symboli Kriens
Best Anglo-Arabian Affect Dancer
Best Horse By Home-bred Sire Tokai Teio


Leading sire in Japan Northern Taste


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