Fumio Matoba, the ‘Emperor of Ohi’, has partnered his 7,300th winner on the National Association of Racing (NAR) circuit – at the age of 63.
After wowing race fans in Japan, Mickaelle Michel announced her return to racing in her native France with a flourish, by winning on her first ride.
Record-breaking French jockey Mickaelle Michel has been forced to fly home due to the rapid rise in the number of coronavirus cases in Japan.
Never in her wildest dreams did jockey Mickaelle Michel expect to be breaking records when she took the gamble of trying to develop her career in Japan.
Mickaelle Michel ended a prolific spell in Japan by setting a new record for the most wins recorded by a visiting jockey.
France’s record-breaking female jockey Mickaelle Michel has taken a significant step towards fulfilling an ambition to join the riding ranks in Japan