Fujita Wins Women Jockeys' World Cup

Fujita wins Women Jockeys' World Cup

Japanese jockey Nanako Fujita has won the Women Jockeys' World Cup in Sweden.

Ten riders competed in five points-based races in Stockholm on Sunday.

Fujita, who is 22, finished sixth in the first race, but came first in the second and the fifth races. She earned a winning total of 48 points, followed by a Swedish rider with 43 points.

Fujita made her debut in 2016. She was the first female jockey to be licensed by the Japan Racing Association in 16 years.

In February, she became the first female JRA jockey to compete in a Grade One race.