Adrian Webber / Journalist

Adrian Webber has been based in Japan for 35 years and worked for 12 years on the JRA international broadcast team as special comments and race caller. Adrian has also written about racing for the Japan Times and magazines in the Kansai area.

Adrian Webber

Keiba Diary: Japan’s stars are all set for Dubai and the Takamatsunomiya Kinen

This week we have crash helmets and flying taxis as Adrian Webber rounds up what’s been happening in Japan and looks ahead to the JRA’s first Group 1 of the year.

Adrian Webber

Keiba Diary: Deep Bond’s hat-trick bid and goodbye Heart’s Cry

As Yuga Kawada and Christophe Lemaire continue their early season tussle in the jockey standings, JRA broadcaster Adrian Webber flags up the weekend’s Hanshin Daishoten fixture and looks at the comings and goings on the JRA scene.

Adrian Webber

Keiba Diary: Take brothers in Classic quest, few clues besides

Adrian Webber brings us this week’s latest from the JRA including some inconclusive Classic trials and news of Group 1 stars Do Deuce and Pixie Knight.

Adrian Webber

Keiba Diary: mysteries at home but no surprise as Panthalassa and co move on to Dubai

Deep Impact features heavily in this week's Keiba Diary as his mother celebrates her 32nd birthday, a son is shipped off to stud in Turkey and high-class colt Top Knife makes his season return in Sunday's G2 Yayoi Sho (Deep Impact Kinen).

Adrian Webber

Keiba Diary: Japanese contingent sets sights on Saudi Arabia

Christophe Lemaire's new record, some Joao Moreira magic and a concerted Saudi Cup meeting raid all feature in Adrian Webber's run-down of JRA news from home and abroad.

Adrian Webber

Keiba Diary: JRA female riding ranks now number six after latest exams

Adrian Webber looks at the latest crop of jockeys to pass the JRA exam, while the February Stakes picture starts to look clearer, stallions parade and Deirdre’s trainer retires.

Adrian Webber

Keiba Diary: Pixie Knight to return as the promise of spring makes anything seem possible

Adrian Webber has the latest from Japan as a series of comebacks and retirements point to the approaching changing of the seasons as winter enters its final weeks.

Adrian Webber

Keiba Diary: Lemaire’s big six, February attractions and the circle of life

Adrian Webber on the week in Japanese racing and what to look forward to in the month ahead, including a North American raider and the return of a fan favourite.

Adrian Webber

Keiba Diary: Tokyo stage set for Lemon Pop, Almond Eye delivers second foal

Adrian Webber's weekly look at all things JRA, including Almond Eye's much-anticipated second foal and an update on the Japanese contingent being aimed at the lucrative Saudi Cup meeting.

Adrian Webber

Keiba Diary: Hard work brings awards for Kawada and Shibata

JRA broadcaster Adrian Webber returns with his weekly roundup and there is plenty to be positive about in the Year of the Rabbit.




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