JRA Award for Best Dirt Horse

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Japanese Best Dirt Horse is a title awarded annually by the Japan Racing Association (JRA). Since 1987 the honor has been part of the JRA Awards.

Records[edit]

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Wing Arrow – 1998, 2000
  • Admire Don – 2003, 2004
  • Kane Hekili2005, 2008
  • Espoir City – 2009, 2010

Leading trainer (2 wins):

  • Katsumi Minai – Wing Arrow (1998, 2000)
  • Hiroyoshi Matsuda – Admire Don (2003, 2004)
  • Sei Ishizaka – Alondite (2006), Vermilion (2007)
  • Katsuhiko Sumii - Kane Hekili (2005, 2008)
  • Akio Adachi – Espoir City (2009, 2010)
  • Kunihide Matsuda – Kurofune (2001), Belshazzar (2013)

Leading owner (4 wins):

Winners[edit]

Year
Horse
Trainer
Owner
Age
1987 No Award
1988 No Award
1989 Dyna Letter Toshio Nihon'yanagi Shadai Racing 5
1990 Caribbean Song Osamu Kato Hajime Ogifuji Ranch 4
1991 Narita Falcon Kentaro Nakao Hidenori Yamaji 4
1992 No Award
1993 Meisho Homura Takahashi Shigetada Yoshio Matsumoto 5
1994 Fujino Makken O Yoshio Nakamura Hiroshi Nakamura 3
1995 Lively Mount Fujio Shibata Tetsuro Kato 4
1996 Hokuto Vega Takao Nakano Kanamori Shoji Mori 6
1997 No Award
1998 Wing Arrow Katsumi Minai Minoru Ikeda 3
1999 No Award
2000 Wing Arrow Katsumi Minai Makoto Kaneko 3
2001 Kurofune Kunihide Matsuda Makoto Kaneko 5
2002 Gold Allure Yasutoshi Ikee Shadai Racing 4
2003 Admire Don Hiroyoshi Matsuda Riichi Kondo 4
2004 Admire Don Hiroyoshi Matsuda Riichi Kondo 5
2005 Kane Hekili Katsuhiko Sumii Makoto Kaneko 3
2006 Alondite Sei Ishizaka Carrot Farm Co. 3
2007 Vermilion Sei Ishizaka Sunday Racing 5
2008 Kane Hekili Katsuhiko Sumii Makoto Kaneko 6
2009 Espoir City Akio Adachi Yushun Horse 4
2010 Espoir City Akio Adachi Yushun Horse 5
2011 Transcend Yasuda Takayuki Koji Maeda 5
2012 Nihonpiro Ours Yuki Ohashi Hyakutaro Kobayashi 5
2013 Belshazzar Kunihide Matsuda Shadai Race Horse 5
2014 Hokko Tarumae Katsuichi Nishiura Michiaki Yabe 5
2015 Copano Rickey Akira Murayama Sachiaki Kobayashi 5
2016 Sound True Noboru Takagi Hiroshi Yamada 6

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