Japanese Horse Racing in 2007

2020-12-17 | By jpkeiba | Filed in: History.


  • Japan was upgraded from Part 2 to Part 1 by International Cataloguing Standard Committee (ICSC).
    Accordingly, the ratings of grade-races without international ratings were changed from GI (G1), GII (G2), and GIII (G3) to JpnI, JpnII, and JpnIII.
    At that time, races like Japan Cup were already international grade, but races like Derby were not.
    By 2010, all JRA-sponsored graded races had gained international grades.
    As of 2020, almost all NAR races are still in their own racing-grades.
    On this site, Jpn1 races in Japan are treated as G1 races both before and after 2007, and described as such.
    In foreign races, the international grade system is used on this site.
    For example, Fujiyama Kenzan won the Hong Kong International Cup in 1995.
    At that time, the Hong Kong International Cup was a G1 race in Hong Kong’s own grade, but a G2 race in the international grade.
    For this reason, this site will treat his victory in the Hong Kong International Cup as a victory of G2 race.
  • Vodka became the first filly in 64 years to win the Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby).
  • Karasi (AUS) won the Nakayama Grand Jump three times in a row.
    He came to Japan again the following year to try to win the Nakayama Grand Jump four times in a row, but retired due to injury.
  • In the dirt races, Vermilion showed great performance.
  • The rating for the Derby Grand Prix has been returned to the rating committee.
    From this year, the race is no longer held in G1 (Jpn1) grade.
  • Equine influenza (horse flu) pandemic in Japan, causing various effects.

Flat-G1 races held by JRA

Races Track age / (Colt Filly Gelding) 1st
February Stakes Tokyo
over 4 / CFG Sunrise Bacchus
Takamatsunomiya Kinen Chukyo
over 4 / CFG Suzuka Phoenix
Oka Sho Hanshin
3 / F Daiwa Scarlet
Satsuki Sho Nakayama
3 / CF Victory
Tenno Sho (Spring) Kyoto
over 4 / CF Meisho Samson
NHK Mile Cup Tokyo
3 / CF Pink Cameo
Victoria Mile Tokyo
over 4 / F Koiuta
Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) Tokyo
3 / F Robe Decollete
Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) Tokyo
3 / CF Vodka
Yasuda Kinen Tokyo
over 3 / CFG Daiwa Major
Takarazuka Kinen Hanshin
over 3 / CFG Admire Moon
Sprinters Stakes Nakayama
over 3 / CFG Aston Machan
Shuka Sho Kyoto
3 / F Daiwa Scarlet
Kikuka Sho Kyoto
3 / CF Asakusa Kings
Tenno Sho (Autumn) Tokyo
over 3 / CF Meisho Samson
Queen Elizabeth II Cup Kyoto
over 3 / F Daiwa Scarlet
Mile Championship Kyoto
over 3 / CFG Daiwa Major
Japan Cup Dirt Tokyo
over 3 /CFG Vermilion
Japan Cup Tokyo
over 3 / CFG Admire Moon
Hanshin Juvenile Fillies Hanshin
2 / F Tall Poppy
Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes Nakayama
2 / CF Goshawk Ken
Arima Kinen Nakayama
over 3 / CFG Matsurida Gogh

J・G1 races (Steeplechase)

Races Track age / (Colt Filly Gelding) 1st
Nakayama Grand Jump Nakayama
over 4 / CFG Karasi (AUS)
Nakayama Daishogai Nakayama
over 4 / CFG Merci A Time

G1 races held by NAR

Races Track age / (Colt Filly Gelding) 1st
Kawasaki Kinen Kawasaki
over 4 / CFG Vermilion G
Kashiwa Kinen Funabashi
over 4 / CFG Blue Concorde G
Teio Sho Ohi
over 4 / CFG Bonneville Record G
Japan Dirt Derby Ohi
3 / CFG Furioso G
Mile Championship Nambu Hai Morioka
over 3 / CFG Blue Concorde
JBC Sprint Ohi
over 3 / CFG Fujino Wave
JBC Classic Ohi
over 3 / CFG Vermilion
Zen-Nippon Nisai Yushun Kawasaki
2 / CFG Iide Kenshin G
Tokyo Daishoten Ohi
over 3 / CFG Vermilion

JRA Award

Horse of the Year Admire Moon
Best Two-Year-Old Colt Goshawk Ken
Best Two-Year-Old Filly Tall Poppy
Best Three-Year-Old Colt Asakusa Kings
Best Three-Year-Old Filly Daiwa Scarlet
Best Older Male Horse Admire Moon
Best Older Filly or Mare Koiuta
Best Sprinter or Miler Daiwa Major
Best Dirt Horse Vermilion
Best Steeplechase Horse Merci A Time
Best Horse By Home-bred Sire Daiwa Scarlet
Special Award Meisho Samson, Vodka


Leading sire in Japan Sunday Silence


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