Bob Baffert and Bryony Frost also feature in our weekly round-up of significant milestones, facts and figures.
Mickaelle Michel has become the first European female in JRA history to receive a licence to ride in Japan’s top tier.
Fans’ pick and race favourite Chrono Genesis just got the better of a tight finish to the Arima Kinen, the world’s biggest turnover betting race.
Danon The Kid is following the Contrail path to glory by winning G1 Hopeful Stakes to cap unbeaten two-year-old campaign in Japan.
Son of legendary racehorse breaks track record at Hanshin in Asahi Hai Futurity.
The ‘idol horse’ earned a slice of racing history when she became the first white horse to win a G1 in Japan.
Japan Autumn International ends with nation’s number dirt race – with place in Saudi Cup guaranteed for the winner.
Japan Cup heroine goes into retirement as world number one after leaping up the TRC list – while Contrail falls to number five.