Yukio Okabe

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Yukio Okabe (Japanese: 岡部 幸雄, Okabe Yukio, born October 31, 1948) is a Japanese former jockey. He belonged to the Japan Racing Association (JRA) from 1967 to 2005. From January 1995 to July 2007, he held the record for the most wins as a jockey in the Japan Racing Association, with a total of 2,943 wins in 2007.

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Yukio Okabe
Born (1948-10-31) October 31, 1948 (age 74)
Godo, Nitta District, Gunma
(Currently Ōta, Gunma)
Height161 cm (5 ft 3 in)
Weight53 kg (117 lb)
Career wins2937 (JRA) 25 (NAR)
Racing awards
JRA Grand Prize Jockey (1987, 1991)
JRA Award for Best Jockey (races won) (1987, 1991)
JRA Award for Best Jockey (winning average) (1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996)
JRA Award for Best Jockey (money earned) (1987, 1991, 1992, 1994)
Japan Racing Association Hall of Fame (2014)
Significant horses
Symboli Rudolf, Taiki Shuttle