JRA Award for Best Dirt Horse

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Japanese Best Dirt Horse is a title awarded annually by the Japan Racing Association (JRA). Since 1987 the honor has been part of the JRA Awards.



Most successful horse (2 wins):

Leading trainer (2 wins):

Leading owner (4 wins):


1987No Award
1988No Award
1989Dyna LetterToshio Nihon'yanagiShadai Racing5
1990Caribbean SongOsamu Kato HajimeOgifuji Ranch4
1991Narita FalconKentaro NakaoHidenori Yamaji4
1992No Award
1993Meisho HomuraTakahashi ShigetadaYoshio Matsumoto5
1994Fujino Makken OYoshio NakamuraHiroshi Nakamura3
1995Lively MountFujio ShibataTetsuro Kato4
1996Hokuto VegaTakao NakanoKanamori Shoji Mori6
1997No Award
1998Wing ArrowKatsumi MinaiMinoru Ikeda3
1999No Award
2000Wing ArrowKatsumi Minai Makoto Kaneko 5
2001 Kurofune Kunihide Matsuda Makoto Kaneko 5
2002Gold AllureYasutoshi IkeeShadai Racing4
2003Admire DonHiroyoshi MatsudaRiichi Kondo4
2004Admire DonHiroyoshi MatsudaRiichi Kondo5
2005 Kane Hekili Katsuhiko Sumii Makoto Kaneko 3
2006AlonditeSei IshizakaCarrot Farm Co.3
2007VermilionSei IshizakaSunday Racing5
2008 Kane Hekili Katsuhiko Sumii Makoto Kaneko 6
2009 Espoir City Akio AdachiYushun Horse4
2010 Espoir City Akio AdachiYushun Horse5
2011 Transcend Yasuda TakayukiKoji Maeda5
2012Nihonpiro OursYuki OhashiHyakutaro Kobayashi5
2013BelshazzarKunihide MatsudaShadai Race Horse5
2014Hokko TarumaeKatsuichi NishiuraMichiaki Yabe5
2015Copano RickeyAkira MurayamaSachiaki Kobayashi5
2016Sound TrueNoboru TakagiHiroshi Yamada6
2017Gold DreamOsamu HirataKatsumi Yoshida4 [1]
2018Le Vent Se LeveKiyoshi HagiwaraG1 Racing3
2019ChrysoberylHidetaka OtonashiCarrot Farm3 [2]
2020Chuwa WizardRyuji OkuboShinobu Nakanishi5 [3]

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