The Arima Kinen and the Hopeful Stakes ended the Group 1 races of the Japanese year
James Butler looks back at the star performers of the Japanese season
Sodashi is unbeaten in three starts but receives an overwhelming amount of attention because of her striking appearance
Almond Eye improved upon her own record, now a nine-time Group 1 winner and eight-time JRA Group 1 winner as she retires with 11 wins
Almond Eye, Contrail and Daring Tact will contest Japan's race of the year on Sunday
Christophe Lemaire bags another Group 1 on his way to retaining the jockeys' title
The daughter of Orfevre is now a four-time Group 1 winner with earnings in excess of €6 million.
Unbeaten three-time winner, Sodashi is becoming one of the most widely followed horses in the JRA by racing fans
JRA history was the main point of focus in the Tenno Sho (Autumn) for the majority of racing fans
Tenacity was a superlative rarely associated with Contrail until he had to battle for the Group 1 Kikuka Sho (Japanese St. Leger) and complete the Triple Crown
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