The Japan Racing Horse Association (JRHA) Select Sale registered significant gains against those of 2015
Japanese-trained horses enjoyed wins at Meydan, with the Mikio Matsunaga-trained Lani now aimed at the Kentucky Derby
In just one short year Maurice makes his mark to be crowned Japan's Horse of the Year beating heavyweight Able Friend to the top spot, writes Harry Sweeney
Despite modest beginnings, Screen Hero's stud career has picked up considerably with the Group 1 successes of Maurice and Gold Anchor
Maurice and A Shin Hikari were both winners in Hong Kong; Leontes and Air Spinal look top class after coming first and second in the Group 1 Futurity Stakes
It was a great year for Japanese rugby with the Brave Blossoms beating the Springboks in the World Cup, but it was a disappointing year for Japanese racing and breeding
The ‘Japan Cup Dirt’ (Champions Cup) provided a 66/1 shock winner ridden by Mirco Demuro
The daughter of champion two-year-old sire Daiwa Major sealed her season honours by winning the Group 1 fillies contest
Ryan Moore was narrowly denied a big win on Last Impact in the Japanese highlight
The decision to sell the Empire Maker back to his Kentucky roots was not met with universal approval by Japanese breeders
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