The JRA suspended Kimura, 48, for 28 days and transferred responsibility of G1-winner Stelvio and the rest of his 67-strong string to Miho trainer Takaki Iwato.
‘Emperor of Ohi’ is oldest jockey ever to have ridden on NAR circuit and stands ninth on world all-time jockeys’ list with 7,351 career wins.
Jockey Hitoshi Kitamura taken to hospital after three-year-old collapses into running rail at Tokyo racecourse.
Superstar mare’s desperate late lunge fails by a head as Classic-placed five-year-old gains shock G1 success.
All-white filly loses unbeaten record as she can finish only eighth n Yushun HImba (Japanese Oaks) in Tokyo.
Fillies’ Triple Crown winner suffers second defeat at odds of 2-5 as six-year-old scoots around the rails to claim G2 prize.
Female riders Manami Nagashima. aged 18, and Naho Furukawa, 20, are among eight new applicants to secure a JRA licence.
The rider had been granted a two-month licence by the JRA but has had to abandon her plans as a declaration of emergency is in place.