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Winners of the 2018 JRA Awards announced

Almond Eye won the Japan Racing Association's Horse of the Year for 2018.

Winners of the 2018 JRA Awards announced

Almond Eye won the Japan Racing Association's Horse of the Year for 2018.

ALMOND EYE winning the Shuka Sho at Kyoto in Japan.
ALMOND EYE winning the Shuka Sho at Kyoto in Japan. Picture:Japan Racing Association

On Jan. 8, Almond Eye was announced as a double winner for the JRA Awards for 2018. Almond Eye won both the Japan Racing Association's Horse of the Year for 2018 and Best Three-Year-Old Filly award. In the voting for the Horse of the Year award, Almond Eye received all 276 votes.

The Horse of the Year title is the highest honor given to JRA-registered race horses and is selected by the Horse of the Year Selection Committee represented by journalists of various dailies and magazines.


The JRA Awards ceremony will be held on January 28.

Note: All information, including ages and race performances, are as of December 31, 2018, unless otherwise indicated.

Horse of the Year and Best Three-Year-Old Filly : Almond Eye Horseform (JPN)

Best Two-Year-Old Colt : Admire Mars Horseform (JPN)

Best Two-Year-Old Filly : Danon Fantasy Horseform (JPN)

Best Three-Year-Old Colt : Blast Onepiece Horseform (JPN)

Best Older Colt or Horse : Rey De Oro Horseform (JPN)

Best Older Filly or Mare : Lys Gracieux Horseform (JPN)

Best Sprinter or Miler : Fine Needle Horseform (JPN)

Best Dirt Horse : Le Vent Se Leve Horseform (JPN)

Best Steeplechase Horse : Oju Chosan Horseform (JPN)
 


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