Hitomi Miyashita Is Japan’s First Female Jockey To 1,000 Wins

Jockey Hitomi Miyashita became the first Japanese female to hit the 1,000-win milestone this week, reports the Japan Times. She won with Real Speed at Nagoya Racecourse on Thursday, Nov. 18.

The 44-year-old has been riding races since 1995, but walked away in 2011 to give birth to her two children.

Miyashita returned in 2016, the first female jockey to return to the saddle after childbirth.

In 2020, she became Japan’s first female jockey to win 100 races in a single season.

The Japan Racing Association reports that only 93 active Japanese jockeys have achieved 1,000 wins.

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