2018 NAR Grand Prix

The National Association of Racing (NAR), the national level regulatory body for the Racing by Local Governments in Japan, announced the 2018 NAR Grand Prix Awards for the year’s outstanding horses, trainers, jockeys, and others within the industry.

Following are the recipients of the 2018 awards:
Award Horse Owner Trainer Breeder Sire
Dam (Dam sire)
Horse of the Year Kitasan Mikazuki Ono Shoji Kenji Sato Ono Shoji King Halo
Best Older Colt or Horse Kitasan Jewelry (Sakura Bakushin O)
Best Sprinter or Miler  
Best 2-Year-Old Colt Ignacio d'Oro Grand Bokujo Co. Ltd. Hideki Kakugawa Grand Stud Vittorio d'Oro 
Bellatrix (Smart Boy)
Best 2-Year-Old Filly Arc Vigorous Arc Flontier Co.ltd. Nozomi Ono Murakami Bokujo South Vigorous 
Kisekino Shori (Fuji Kiseki)
Best 3-Year-Old Colt Crystal Silver Isamu Okada Yoriaki Murakami Okaribe Bokujo Samurai Heart 
Maruyo Shiro Wine (Adjudicating)
Best 3-Year-Old Filly Gold Patek Hatsue Okada Hiroshi Iwamoto Tadanori Hokiyama Gold Allure 
Wilshire (Brian's Time)
Best Older Filly or Mare Dear Maruko Assistant Co. Ltd. Tetsuya Nagase  Matsuhira Bokujo Spicule
Ekopan (Tsurumaru Boy)
Best Ban-ei (Draft) Horse Oreno Kokoro Katsuhiro Omori Shigeto Tsukidate Jitsuko Muguruma  
Best Turf Horse Happy Grin Yuichi Aida Junji Tanaka  Shadai Farm Lohengrin
Lady C'est la Vie (Agnes Tachyon)
Dirt Grade (Principal Dirt) Race Special Prize Le Vent Se Leve G1 Racing Co. Ltd. Kiyoshi Hagiwara Shadai Corporation Inc. Symboli Kris S
Maestrale (Neo Universe)
Special Award South Vigorous 

 

Winning Trainers and Jockeys

Award Name Affiliation
Best Trainer (Races Won) Yuji Uchikoshi Kochi
Best Trainer (Money Earned) Kenji Sato Funabashi
Best Trainer (Winning Average) Tsuyoshi Kawanishi Aichi
Grand Prize Trainer N/A
Best Jockey (Races Won) Tomohiro Yoshimura Hyogo
Best Jockey (Money Earned) Taito Mori Funabashi
Best Jockey (Winning Average) Isao Yamaguchi Saga
Grand Prize Jockey N/A
Best Apprentice Jockey Tatsuya Watanabe Kasamatsu
Best Female Jockey Hitomi Miyashita Aichi
Best Fair Play Jockey Shuji Akaoka Kochi
Special Award Fumio Matoba Oi
Shinobu Murakami Iwate