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(08th Jan 19)

Japan Racing Association Awards 2018 have been announced

On January 8th, Japan Racing Association(JRA) Awards have been announced, and the triple crown winning filly Almond Eye was named the JRA Horse of the Year 2018.
It was so grateful news for Japan Racing Horse Association as well, as two of the graduates from JRHA Select Sale were awarded. Admire Mars was named the Best Two-Year-Old Colt with 153 from 276 votes. He was unbeaten in four outings and captured the G1 Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes in December. The Riichi Kondo's Admire Mars was purchased at 2017 JRHA Select Yearling Sale for 52,000,000yen.
The Best Two-Year-Old Filly award went to Mitsumasa Nakauchida-trained Danon Fantasy, who had third straight win with a remarkable closing speed in the G1 Hanshin Juvenile Fillies last month. The Deep Impact-sired filly drew 275 out of 276 votes. Danon Fantasy was bought by Danox Co., Ltd at 2017 JRHA Select Yearling Sale for 90,000,000yen.