Racing News: As part of the World All-Star Jockeys series, David Egan will make his debut in Japan this weekend with plans to return more frequently.
The 22-year-old will compete in the Japan Racing Association’s major team event, which is comparable to Ascot’s Shergar Cup, at Sapporo Racecourse in Hokkaido after helping Mishriff win the world’s most lucrative race, the Saudi Cup, in 2021.
David Egan will be a member of the World All-Star team, which will face off against Team JRA to see who can score their team the most points.
“It is a very good opportunity,” Egan said. “I am very honoured to be asked to ride in it by the JRA.
“Obviously I will miss about five or six days of racing in Britain, but I thought the opportunity was too big to miss. Hopefully, I can go over and it will be a successful trip.
“There are two days of racing – Saturday and Sunday – there are 12-race cards each day and there are two races each day put aside for the jockeys riding in the challenge.”