Just a Way

2020-07-08 | By jpkeiba | Filed in: (Turf G1 wins)3, colt,stallion(male), Turf.


Name / Japanese Just a Way / ジャスタウェイ
Birth Year 2009
Sex horse
Earnings 595,694,000 yen
Races-Win / G1-Win 22-6 / 9-3
Sire Heart’s Cry
Dam (Sire) Sibyl (Wild Again)
Other site link JBIS / Umanity / en.netkeiba
Awards JRA Award for Best Older Male Horse (2014)
World’s Best Racehorse (2014)
  • His owner Yamatoya Akatsuki/Gyo is a scriptwriter of animation.
    The name “Just a Way” came from “Just a Way” in Gin Tama(wikipedia) that he created.

All G1 races

Y D/M Track Race No. Pl.
Arlington Cup (G3) 13 1 G
2012 06/05 Tokyo T1600 NHK Mile Cup (G1) 14 6
2012 27/05 Tokyo T2400 Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) (G1) 4 11
2012 28/10 Tokyo T2000 Tenno Sho (Autumn) (G1) 11 6
2013 27/10 Tokyo T2000 Tenno Sho (Autumn) (G1) 7 1   
Nakayama Kinen (G2)
4 1 G
2014 29/03 Meydan T1800 Dubai Duty Free (G1) 2 1 G
2014 08/06 Tokyo T1600 Yasuda Kinen (G1) 10 1
2014 05/10 Longchamp T2400 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1) 7 8 G
2014 30/11 Tokyo T2400 Japan Cup (G1) 1 2
2014 28/12 Nakayama T2500 Arima Kinen (G1) 15 4
  • In the Arlington Cup, he was the 2nd favorite.
    He won by 1/2 lengths.
    It was his first grade race win.
  • He couldn’t win for a while.
  • In the Tenno Sho (Autumn 2013), he was the 5th favorite.
    Gentildonna was the 1st favorite.
    He showed a great finishing kick.
    He won by 4 lengths.

    It was his first win since the Arlington Cup.
    It was his first G1 win.
  • In the Dubai Duty Free, he was the 1st favorite.
    He won by 6+1/4 lengths and broke the record time by over 2 seconds.

    His run in this race was highly appreciated around the world.
    He was valued rate-130 by World Thoroughbred Rankings and became the 1st place horse.
    It was the first time in Japanese horse racing history.
  • In the Yasuda Kinen, he nearly fell down a few times because of the bad track.
    In the home stretch, he was likely to be separated by Grand Prix Boss.
    He passed Grand Prix Boss just before the finish-line and finished in 1st place.


  • He was a serious, mild-mannered, good-natured horse.
    He was good friends with Gold Ship, a troubled man with a bad temper.
    He and Gold Ship are the same age and same stable.
    Their rooms were next to each other.
    Just a Way and Gold Ship
    <quoted: https://www.keibalab.jp

As a sire

  • Teorema won the JBC Ladies’ Classic.
  • Danon the Kid won the Hopeful Stakes.

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