Japan Racing Association Hall of Fame
The Horse Racing Hall of Fame (ja:競馬の殿堂) is a Japanese horse racing memorial hall which is installed in September 2, 1985 in JRA Horse Racing Museum, Fuchu, Tokyo. It was founded by Japan Racing Association to honor the achievements of race horses, jockeys and trainers.
The race horses selection is decided by a vote in April, every year. It is voted for by mass communication or newspeople engaged in the horse racing news more than ten years, and it is inducted to Hall of Fame if it get the votes more than three-fourths of the total voter.
Voters can vote to race horses which won Grade 1 race more than three, which gained excellent breeding results (sired G1 winner more than five or bred G1 winner more than two) and which, in addition, had an achievement for the racing world. In addition, in the current standard, they cannot vote for a racehorse which retired more than 20 years ago.
Nobody is elected by a vote being divided in an average year. Particular, after 1999 when El Condor Pasa retired, El Condor Pasa had been voted more than half of total most years, Nobody were elected until 2004 because Special Week which was the one of El Condor Pasa's rival in Japan had been voted more than 30 percents of total, and they had divided their votes less than three-fourths.
The jockeys who showed remarkable activity as well as more than 1000 winnings are inducted to hall of Fame. The selection was started in 2004.
- Youichi Fukunaga (福永洋一 2004)
- Yuuji Nohira (野平祐二 2004)
- Takayoshi Yasuda (保田隆芳 2004)
The trainers, who won more than 1000 races and won The biggest eight races; Tokyo Yushun(Japanese Derby), Satsuki Sho(Japanese 2000 Guineas), Kikuka Sho(Japanese St. Leger), Yushun Himba(Japanese Oaks), Oka Sho(Japanese 1000 Guineas), Tenno Sho(Spring and Autumn) and Arima Kinen more than ten times, are inducted to hall of Fame. The selection was started in 2004.
- Tomiyoshi Fujimoto (藤本冨良 2004)
- Yukio Inaba (稲葉幸夫 2004)
- Kinzou Kubota (久保田金造 2004)
- Kichisaburou Matsuyama (松山吉三郎 2004)
- Toshio Nihonyanagi (二本柳俊夫 2004)
- Tokichi Ogata (尾形藤吉 2004)
- Bungo Takeda (武田文吾 2004)
- Hall of Fame - Japan Racing Association (Japanese Language)