Takayuki Yasuda
Age: 70
Born in Kyoto, Takayuki Yasuda had 680 wins as a jockey between 1972 and 1994. In 1991, he rode a personal best 80 wins and partnered the legendary horse Tokai Teio to take two Japanese Classics, the Satsuki Sho and Tokyo Yushun. Yasuda obtained his training licence in 1994 and notched his first JRA Champion Trainer title with 62 wins in 2019. Of his top-level wins he has amassed so far, two have come from brilliant mare and 2011 Sprinters Stakes winner Curren Chan, but the great Lord Kanaloa remains the best horse he has ever trained. The Hall of Famer and 2013 Japanese Horse of the Year notched six Group 1 wins, including back-to-back successes in the Sprinters Stakes and Hong Kong Sprint in 2012 & 2013. Lord Kanaloa’s son Danon Smash brought Yasuda a third win in Hong Kong with success in the 2020 Hong Kong Sprint. Danon Smash also won 2021 Takamatsunomiya Kinen soon after.
Hong Kong wins (as of 27 November):

23/24 Season         Up to Race Meeting of 15/06/2024
Stakes won : - No. of Wins : 0 Total Runners : 1
No. of Wins in past 10 race days : 0 No. of 2nds : 0 Win % : 0.00%
No. of 3rds : 0
No. of 4ths : 0

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