JAPAN: Sodashi back to her brilliant best
James Butler
The hugely popular white filly showed a turn-of-foot that had been absent in her last two starts
JAPAN: Titleholder goes wire-to-wire in Tenno Sho
The four-year-old colt was never in danger in a seven-length success
JAPAN: Geoglyph gets the Guineas glory
His sire Drefong was the leading freshman sire in Japan in 2021 but was a champion sprinter in the US raising questions on his stamina for the Derby
JAPAN: Stars shines in last gasp success
The Japanese 1000 Guineas resulted in a bunch finish with the granddaughter of Stacelita grabbing the glory
JAPAN: Naran Huleg gains shock Group 1
Japan’s Group 1 Takamatsunomiya Kinen sprint turned up a bit of a shock last weekend.
JAPAN: Cafe Pharoah impresses in repeat success
'Cafe Pharoah’s start wasn’t that sharp but he recovered well,' Yuichi Fukunaga
25 February 2022 International Racing
REVIEW 2021: JAPAN - Final champions still to be decided
James Butler reviews some of the stories that made the headlines on the Japanese scene in 2021
22 December 2021 International Racing
JAPAN: Deuce delivers Take another Group 1
Do Deuce who beat the previously unbeaten favourite, Serifos, in the final 100 metres to win by a half-length.
22 December 2021 International Racing
JAPAN: It's easy for Keynes as Sodashi flops on dirt
Formerly known as the Japan Cup Dirt, the Champions Cup provided an impressive winner
10 December 2021 International Racing
JAPAN: Gran Alegria bows out and retains mile crown
The six-time Group 1 winner is the best of her generation in the sprinting and miler ranks
26 November 2021 International Racing
JAPAN: Akai Ito scores a shock in QEII
The daughter of Kizuna accelerated powerfully in the stretch, catching favourite Lei Papale passing the furlong pole,
19 November 2021 International Racing
JAPAN PREVIEW: Gran Alegria back the best trip
The daughter of Deep Impact is out to notch back-to-back wins of the race and her sixth Grade 1 victory
19 November 2021 Racing previews