JRA Award for Best Three-Year-Old Filly

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The JRA Award for Best Three-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.

Winners

Year
Horse
Trainer
Owner
1987Max BeautyYuji ItoY Tadokoro
1988Ara HotokuHozumi ShonoAraki Farm
1989Shadai KaguraYuji ItoShigeru Yoneda
1990Agnes FloraHiroyuki NagahamaTakao Watanabe
1991Sister ToshoAkio TsurudomeTosho Industry
1992Nishino FlowerMasahiro MatsudaMasayuki Nishiyama
1993VegaHiroshi MatsudaKazuko Yoshida
1994Hishi AmazonTakao NakanoAbe Masaichiro
1995 Dance Partner Toshiaki ShiraiKatsumi Yoshida
1996Fabulous la FouineHiroyuki NagahamaKazuko Yoshida
1997Mejiro DoberYokichi OkuboMejiro Shoji
1998PhalaenopsisMitsumasa HamadaNorth Hills Management
1999Umeno FiberIkuo AizawaT Umezaki
2000Cheers GraceKenji YamauchiKazue Kitamura
2001T M OceanKatsuichi NishiuraMasatsugu Takezono
2002Fine MotionYuji ItoTatsuo Fushikida
2003 Still in Love Shoichi MatsumotoNorth Hills Management
2004Dance in the MoodKazuo FujisawaShadai Race Horse
2005Cesario Katsuhiko Sumii Carrot Farm
2006Kawakami PrincessKatsuichi NishiuraMitsuishi Kawakami Bokujo
2007 Daiwa Scarlet Kunihide MatsudaKeizo Ōshiro
2008Little AmapolaHiroyuki NagahamaShadai Race Horse
2009 Buena Vista Hiroshi MatsudaSunday Racing
2010 Apapane Sakae KuniedaKaneko Makoto Holdings Co Ltd
2011 Aventura Katsuhiko SumiiCarrot Farm
2012 Gentildonna Sei IshizakaSunday Racing Co.
2013 Meisho Mambo Akihiro IidaYoshio Matsumoto
2014 Harp Star Akihiro IidaHiroyoshi Matsuda
2015 Mikki Queen Yasutoshi IkeeMizuki Noda
2016 Sinhalite Sei IshizakaU Carrot Farm
2017 Soul Stirring Kazuo FujisawaShadai Race Horse Co Ltd [1]
2018 Almond Eye Yasuo TomomichiSilk Racing Co, Ltd
2019 Gran Alegria Kazuo FujisawaSunday Racing [2]
2020 Daring Tact Haruki SugiyamaNormandy Thoroughbred Racing [3]

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References

  1. "Winners of the 2017 JRA Awards announced". Horse Racing in Japan. 10 January 2018.
  2. "Winners of the 2019 JRA Awards announced". Horse Racing in Japan. 8 January 2020.
  3. "Winners of the 2020 JRA Awards announced". Horse Racing in Japan. 7 January 2021.