JRA Award

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The JRA Award(JRA賞) is given annually since 1987 by the Japan Racing Association (JRA) to the outstanding horses and people in Japanese Thoroughbred horse racing. The awards originally started as the Keishū Sha Awards(啓衆社賞) in 1954 and since 1972 the Yūshun Awards(優駿賞).

The Japan Racing Association is a public company established to operate Chūō Keiba and to manage racecourses, betting facilities, and horse-training facilities.

The most prestigious award for horses is JRA Award for Horse of the Year.

The Japanese Horse of the Year is the highest honor given in Japanese thoroughbred horse racing. It is awarded annually by the Japan Racing Association (JRA). Since 1987 the honor has been part of the JRA Awards. This award originally started as part of the Keishū Sha Awards in 1954 and since 1972 part of the Yūshun Awards.

The equivalent in Australia is the Australian Thoroughbred racing awards, in Canada the Sovereign Awards, in the United States the Eclipse Awards, and in Europe, the Cartier Racing Awards.

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The Australian Thoroughbred racing awards are given annually in Australian Thoroughbred horse racing. Voting on various categories is done by members of the Australian Racing Writers Association and include:

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Current awards:

The JRA Award for Best Two-Year-Old Colt is a title awarded annually by the Japan Racing Association (JRA). Since 1987 the honor has been part of the JRA Awards.

The JRA Award for Best Two-Year-Old Filly is a title awarded annually by the Japan Racing Association (JRA). Since 1987 the honor has been part of the JRA Awards.

The JRA Award for Best Three-Year-Old Colt is a title awarded annually by the Japan Racing Association (JRA). Since 1987 the honor has been part of the JRA Awards.

The JRA Grand Prize Jockey and JRA Special Award are not regularly given out, as they will only be given if a horse/jockey is sufficiently deserving of the award.

Retired Awards:

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