Superstar sprinter/miler’s connections have nominated the 1m2f Osaka Hai for her return to action – a race which is also on Contrail’s spring schedule.
Contrail’s trainer Yoshito Yahagi has outlined a campaign that takes in the Dubai Turf and Japan Cup but not the Arc in 2021.
Superstar racemare polled more votes than Triple Crown winners Contrail and Daring Tact to win the prestigious prize.
A massive public vote for Japan’s big race, new records for Welder and Chris Johnson – the week’s racing landmarks.
Our weekly wrap-up of milestones from across the horse racing world.
Japan Cup heroine goes into retirement as world number one after leaping up the TRC list – while Contrail falls to number five.
Britain’s champion jockey Oisin Murphy has expressed the hope he can return to ride in Japan in the future after his French cocaine ban.
Here’s the takeaway from an epic race at Tokyo with video, quotes, reaction and the best of the tweets.