Japanese Horse Racing in 1998

2020-12-06 | By jpkeiba | Filed in: History.

Topic

  • The classic year of “the Strongest Generation”
    Seiun Sky and Special Week competed in the classic races.
    El Condor Pasa and Grass Wonder could not run in the classic races because they were foreign-bred horses.
    However, El Condor Pasa won the NHK Mile Cup and the Japan Cup, and Grass Wonder won the Arima Kinen, and they both showed great success.
    Other horses of this generation include such as Air Jihad, King Halo and Wing Arrow.
    Horses of this generation won all the flat-G1 races that existed in JRA at the time, although some of them were accomplished in other years.
  • Seeking the Pearl and Taiki Shuttle won a G1 race in France.
    The Japanese horse racing community began to show its presence in the world and became more conscious of the world.
    El Condor Pasa’s connections announced next year’s overseas tour.
  • Silence Suzuka played a big role and died an untimely death.
  • The name of the Takamatsunomiya Hai was changed to Takamatsunomiya Kinen.

G1 races held by JRA

Races Track age / (Colt Filly Gelding) 1st
February Stakes Tokyo
D1600
over 4 / CFG Gourmet Frontier
Oka Sho Hanshin
T1600
3 / F Phalaenopsis
Satsuki Sho Nakayama
T2000
3 / CF Seiun Sky
Tenno Sho (spring) Kyoto
T3200
over 4 / CF Mejiro Bright
NHK Mile Cup Tokyo
T1600
3 / CF El Condor Pasa
Takamatsunomiya Kinen Chukyo
T1200
over 4 / CFG Shinko Forest
Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) Tokyo
T2400
3 / F Erimo Excel
Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) Tokyo
T2400
3 / CF Special Week
Yasuda Kinen Tokyo
T1600
over 3 / CFG Taiki Shuttle
Takarazuka Kinen Hanshin
T2200
over 3 / CFG Silence Suzuka
Shuka Sho Kyoto
T2000
3 / F Phalaenopsis
Tenno Sho (autumn) Tokyo
T2000
over 3 / CF Offside Trap
Kikuka Sho Kyoto
T3000
3 / CF Seiun Sky
Queen Elizabeth II Cup Kyoto
T2200
over 3 / F Mejiro Dober
Mile Championship Kyoto
T1600
over 3 / CFG Taiki Shuttle
Japan Cup Tokyo
T2400
over 3 / CFG El Condor Pasa
Hanshin Sansai Himba Stakes Hanshin
T1600
2 / F Stinger
Asahi Hai Sansai Stakes Nakayama
T1600
2 / CG Admire Cozzene
Sprinters Stakes Nakayama
T1200
over 3 / CFG Meiner Love
Arima Kinen Nakayama
T2500
over 3 / CFG Grass Wonder

G1 races held by NAR

Races Track age / (Colt Filly Gelding) 1st
Kawasaki Kinen Kawasaki
D2000
over 4 / CFG Abukuma Poro G
Teio Sho Ohi
D2000
over 4 / CFG Abukuma Poro G
Mile Championship Nambu Hai Morioka
D1600
over 3 / CFG Meisei Opera
Derby Grand Prix Mizusawa
D2000
3 / CFG Narita Homare
Tokyo Daishoten Ohi
D2000
over 3 / CFG Abukuma Poro G

JRA Award

Horse of the Year Taiki Shuttle
Best Two-Year-Old Colt Admire Cozzene
Best Two-Year-Old Filly Stinger
Best Three-Year-Old Colt El Condor Pasa
Best Three-Year-Old Filly Phalaenopsis
Best Older Male Horse Taiki Shuttle
Best Older Filly or Mare Mejiro Dober
Best Sprinter or Miler Taiki Shuttle
Best Dirt Horse Wing Arrow
Best Steeplechase Horse Northern Rainbow
Best Horse By Home-bred Sire Mejiro Bright
Special Award Silence Suzuka

 

Leading sire in Japan Sunday Silence

 

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