Japan Racing Association

HKJC needs cartoon character to rival Japan's 'Turfy'

Sea Dragon shows plenty of promise but he is hardly a hero yet. Photo: Kenneth Chan

The Hong Kong Jockey Club unveiled its yearly release of merchandise on Saturday – the usual assortment of T-shirts, backpacks, stuffed toys and key rings.

Monday, 10 June, 2013, 6:43pm

Another Japan Cup, another crazy call

Gentildonna (right) beats Orfevre in the Japan Cup. Photo: AFP

What can we say about the Japan Cup result? We'll leave out the swear words.

The Japanese stewards were branded by the entire racing world as incompetent after taking down Buena Vista as the winner of the same race two years ago, despite the mare winning by almost two lengths and more than a little bit softly.

28 Nov 2012 - 1:42am

Star duo give Fownes reason to be confident

Trainer Caspar Fownes has left no stone unturned ahead of Sunday's HK$12 million Centaur Stakes (1,200m) at Hanshin racecourse after giving Lucky Nine and Green Birdie solid final workouts yesterday morning.

9 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

When bureaucrats are on the same page, great things can happen

If there were two points most notable about the reversal of the ban on horses travelling to Japan's Yasuda Kinen, those were the co-operation of the Japan Racing Association (JRA) and of the Hong Kong government. The latter, of course, might have been presumed as obvious and part of the normal course of things but that presumption might not have been accurate.

16 May 2007 - 12:00am

Bullish breezes in as Witness wilts

Yasuda Kinen next on cards for Cruz stable's star pair

Bullish Luck is on track to defend his 2005 Asian Mile Challenge crown after staging another of his astonishing finishing sprints, with this one ruthlessly sweeping away nine domestic and three international challengers in yesterday's $8 million Champions Mile.

8 May 2006 - 12:00am

Japan association's rope trick saved the day

The Japan Racing Association was the saviour of Silent Witness's Sprinters' Stakes campaign on Saturday morning and earned high praise from the champion's camp in the wake of his victory yesterday.

3 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Allan wary as Self Flit draws outside barrier

Ivan Allan's fragile confidence in Self Flit's ability to run a bold race for Hong Kong in tomorrow's Group One Yasuda Kinen in Tokyo has been at least fractured after drawing the outside barrier.

Self Flit (Eddie Lai Wai-ming) will jump from stall 18 in the big field - often an advantage on Yasuda Kinen day, but perhaps not this time.

5 Jun 2004 - 12:00am


Talk about your good neighbours, the QE II Cup just got a little bigger and without a single extra dollar from the Jockey Club or sponsor Audemars Piguet. The Japan Racing Association (JRA) has announced a bonus system to promote overseas participation in its international Group One race in late June, the Takarazuka Kinen (2,200 metres).

16 Apr 2003 - 12:00am