Japanese Horse of the Year

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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.

Honorees

Year
Horse
Trainer
Owner
Age
1963 Ryu Forel Masaharu HashimotoEmiko Miyoshi4
1963 Meizui Tokichi OgataYasushi Chigira3
1964 Shinzan Bungo TakedaKokichi Hashimoto3
1965 Shinzan Bungo TakedaKokichi Hashimoto4
1966 Korehide Tokichi OgataYasushi Chigira4
1967 Speed Symboli Shozo NohiraTomohiro Wada4
1968 Asaka O Hiroshi NakamuraGenji Asaka3
1969 Takeshiba O Suetaro MitsuiMasao Obata4
1970 Speed Symboli Shozo NohiraTomohiro Wada7
1971 Tomei Masayuki SakataKatsuo Kondo5
1972 Ishino Hikaru Takeshi AsanoKiyohito Ishijima3
1973 Take Hope Yukio InabaTake Kondo3
1974 Kitano Kachidoki Masatoshi HattoriYutaka Hatsuda3
1975 Kaburaya O Tamejiro MogiYoshiko Kato3
1976 Tosho Boy Takayoshi YasudaTosho Sangyo3
1977 Ten Point Sasuke OgawaHisanari Takada4
1978 Kane Minobu Shotaro AbeIkuko Hatakeyama4
1979 Green Grass Takao NakanoKichishiro Hanzawa6
1980 Hoyo Boy Toshio NihonyanagiYoshiharu Furukawa5
1981 Hoyo Boy Toshio NihonyanagiYoshiharu Furukawa6
1982 Hikari Duel Hikozo SugaiZenkichi Hashimoto5
1983 Mr. C.B. Yasuhisa MatsuyamaMarunuma Onsen Hotel Co., Ltd.3
1984 Symboli Rudolf Yuji NohiraSymboli Bokujo3
1985 Symboli Rudolf Yuji NohiraSymboli Bokujo4
1986 Dyna Gulliver Kichizaburo MatsuyamaShadai Race Horse3
1987 Sakura Star O Yuji HiraiSakura Commerce3
1988 Tamamo Cross Isami ObaraTamamo Inc.4
1989 Inari One Kiyoshi SuzukiHiroki Hotehama5
1990 Oguri Cap Tsutomu SetoguchiShunsuke Kondo5
1991 Tokai Teio Shouichi MatsumotoMasanori Uchimura3
1992 Mihono Bourbon Tameo ToyamaMihono International3
1993 Biwa Hayahide Mitsumasa HamadaBiwa Co., Ltd.3
1994 Narita Brian Masaaki OokuboHidenori Yamaji3
1995 Mayano Top Gun Masahiro SakaguchiYu Tadokoro3
1996 Sakura Laurel Katsutaro SakaiSakura Commerce5
1997 Air Groove Yuji ItoLucky Field Co.,Ltd.4
1998 Taiki Shuttle Kazuo Fujisawa Taiki Farm4
1999 El Condor Pasa Yoshitaka NinomiyaTakashi Watanabe4
2000 T M Opera O Ichizo IwamotoMasatsugu Takezono4
2001 Jungle Pocket Sakae WatanabeYomoji Saito3
2002 Symboli Kris S Kazuo Fujisawa Symboli Stud3
2003 Symboli Kris S Kazuo Fujisawa Symboli Stud4
2004 Zenno Rob Roy Kazuo Fujisawa Shinobu Osako4
2005 Deep Impact Yasuo IkeeKaneko Makoto Holdings Co., Ltd.3
2006 Deep Impact Yasuo IkeeKaneko Makoto Holdings Co., Ltd.4
2007 Admire Moon Hiroyoshi MatsudaDarley Japan Farm Co., Ltd.4
2008 Vodka Katsuhiko Sumii Yuzo Tanimizu4
2009 Vodka Katsuhiko Sumii Yuzo Tanimizu5
2010 Buena Vista Hiroyoshi MatsudaSunday Racing Co.4
2011 Orfevre Yasutoshi IkeeSunday Racing Co.3
2012 Gentildonna Sei IshizakaSunday Racing Co.3
2013 Lord Kanaloa Takayuki YasudaLord Horse Club5
2014 Gentildonna Sei IshizakaSunday Racing Co.5
2015 Maurice Noriyuki HoriKazumi Yoshida4
2016 Kitasan Black Hisashi ShimizuOno Shoji4
2017 Kitasan Black Hisashi ShimizuOno Shoji5 [1]
2018 Almond Eye Yasuo TomomichiSilk Racing Co3
2019 Lys Gracieux Yoshito YahagiU Carrot Farm5 [2]
2020 Almond Eye Yasuo TomomichiSilk Racing Co5 [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.