Just A Way Filly


Phillip Stokes Racing is excited to announce that we have secured the remaining 20% in this lovely Japanese bred filly with JR Thoroughbreds. 


We are excited to be offering shares in her (4 x 5% shares) following the dominance of the Japanese bred stayers in this years Spring Carnival, Caulfield Cup winner Mer De Glace and Cox Plate hero Lys Gracieux proving the Japanese breed is world class. 


The dominance of the Japanese bred stayers has long been on the minds of JR Thoroughbreds and agent Leonard Russo, who set in place a plan 12 months ago to purchase a Japanese bred filly of this quality. And she comes from a great producing Japanese nursery at Tomita Farm in Hokkaido, Japan.


Having access to the best quality horses Japan has to offer, JR Thoroughbreds kicked off their purchases with this filly who is by the Champion Japanese Freshman sire Just a Way, winner of the Group 1 Tenno Sho plus world record breaking win in the Dubai Turf at Meydan. Just a Way is the son of Lys Gracieux's sire Heart’s Cry who is pound for pound one of the top 3 Stallions in Japan. 


Selected as a foal by astute bloodstock agent Lenny Russo of Bluegrass Bloodstock last year, we have kept this filly in Japan where she has not only been broken in but is now in pre training at JRA’s world class pre training facility in Hokkaido.


During this time, she will build the superior lung capacity the Japanese bred horses have to complement there staying toughness and ability which is far superior to Australian bred horses.


Our sole purpose is to chase our Cup dreams and having this unique access to farms, which are extremely limited to anyone else, plus being set up with our own breaker and pre trainer provides a unique opportunity to get involved in this quality filly. 


 For more info, please contact Jeremy from JR thoroughbreds jez@jrthoroughbreds.com.au


Please click on the link below to see her journey so far!!!