American Jockey Club Cup

The American Jockey Club Cup (Japanese アメリカジョッキークラブカップ) is a Grade 2 horse race in for Thoroughbred colts and fillies aged four and over run over a distance of 2,200 metres at Nakayama Racecourse. This races is for friendship between Japan Racing Assocition and New York Jockey Club.

American Jockey Club Cup
Grade 2 race
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Nakayama Racecourse
LocationNakayama Racecourse, Funabashi, Chiba.
Inaugurated1960
Race typeThoroughbred Flat racing
Race information
Distance2200 metres
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
Qualification4-y-o +, Colts & Fillies
Weight4-y-o 55kg, 5-y-o + 56kg. Fillies & mares allowed 2kg.
Purse¥62,000,000 (winner) ¥134,620,000 (total)

The race is run in late January and serves as a trial race for the spring edition of the Tenno Sho.[1]

It was first run in 1960 over 2000 metres before the distance was increased to 2600 metres in the following year. The distance was reduced to 2200 metres in 1962 before the returning to 2600 metres a year later. The distance of the race was reduced to 2500 metres in 1967 and then to 2400 metres in 1972 before returning to 2500 metres in 1980. The race was run over its current distance for the first time in 1984.

Among the winners of the race have been Special Week, Matsurida Gogh, Tosen Jordan, Blast Onepiece and Rulership.

RecordsEdit

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Speed Symboli – 1967, 1970
  • Amber Shadai – 1982, 1983
  • Never Bouchon – 2009, 2010

Winners since 1988Edit

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Time
1988 Kashima Wing 5 Hitoshi Matoba Yoshiji Iizuka 2:13.4
1989 Running Free 6 Yasuo Sugawara Kazuhiko Hongo 2:15.6
1990 Sakuro Hokuto O 4 Futoshi Kojima Kazunori Sakai 2:13.8
1991 Mejiro Monterey 5 Norihiro Yokoyama Shinji Okuhira 2:13.8
1992 Tosho Falcon 6 Masato Shibata Tsutomu Nizeki 2:12.8
1993 White Stone 6 Masato Shibata Kunio Takamatsu 2:15.0
1994 Matikanetannhauser 5 Yoshitomi Shibata Yuji Ito 2:14.1
1995 Sakura Chitose O 5 Futoshi Kojima Kazunori Sakai 2:14.4
1996 Kanetsu Cross 5 Hitoshi Matoba Masahiro Horii 2:15.0
1997 Rosen Kavalier 4 Norihiro Yokoyama Yasuhiro Suzuki 2:14.9
1998 Mejiro Bright 4 Hiroshi Kawachi Hidekazu Asami 2:15.3
1999 Special Week 4 Olivier Peslier Toshiaki Shirai 2:16.8
2000 Matikane Kinnohosi 4 Shinji Fujita Kazuo Fujisawa 2:13.4
2001 American Boss 6 Teruo Eda Fuyuki Tago 2:13.8
2002 Fusaichi Run Heart 5 Teruo Eda Michifumi Kono 2:13.7
2003 Magnaten 7 Olivier Peslier Kazuo Fujisawa 2:12.3
2004 Dantsu Judge 5 Shinji Fujita Kenji Yamauchi 2:15.5
2005 Kraftwerk 5 Norihiro Yokoyama Yoshiyuki Goto 2:11.4
2006 Silk Famous 7 Yoshitomi Shibata Ippo Sameshima 2:13.2
2007 Matsurida Gogh 4 Norihiro Yokoyama Sakae Kunieda 2:12.8
2008 Air Shady 7 Hiroki Goto Masanori Ito 2:13.6
2009 Never Bouchon 6 Norihiro Yokoyama Masanori Ito 2:13.9
2010 Never Bouchon 7 Norihiro Yokoyama Masanori Ito 2:12.6
2011 Tosen Jordan 5 Hiroyuki Uchida Yasutoshi Ikee 2:14.2
2012 Rulership 5 Yuichi Fukunaga Katsuhiko Sumiii 2:17.3
2013 Danone Ballade 5 Fran Berry Yasutoshi Ikee 2:13.1
2014 Verde Green 6 Hironobu Tanabe Ikuo Aizawa 2:14.0
2015 Courir Kaiser 6 Hironobu Tanabe Ikuo Aizawa 2:13.6
2016 Decipher 7 Yutaka Take Futoshi Kojima 2:12.0
2017 Tanta Alegria 5 Masayoshi Ebina Sakae Kunieda 2:11.9
2018 Danburite 4 Mirco Demuro Hidetaka Otonashi 2:13.3
2019 Sciacchetra 6 Shu Ishibashi Katsuhiko Sumii 2:13.7
2020 Blast Onepiece 5 Yuga Kawada Masahiro Otake 2:15.0

Earlier winnersEdit

  • 1960 - Onward Bell
  • 1961 - Yashima First
  • 1962 - Takamagahara
  • 1963 - Korehisa
  • 1964 - Suzu Top Run
  • 1965 - Asahoko
  • 1966 - Haku Zuiko
  • 1967 - Speed Symboli
  • 1968 - New Onward
  • 1969 - Asaka O
  • 1970 - Speed Symboli
  • 1971 - Akane Tenryu
  • 1972 - Mejiro Asama
  • 1973 - Onward Guy
  • 1974 - Take Hope
  • 1975 - Strong Eight
  • 1976 - White Fontaine
  • 1977 - Green Grass
  • 1978 - Kashu Chikara
  • 1979 - Sakura Shori
  • 1980 - Kane Mikasa
  • 1981 - Hoyo Boy
  • 1982 - Amber Shadai
  • 1983 - Amber Shadai
  • 1984 - Shuzan King
  • 1985 - Sakura Gaisen
  • 1986 - Suda Hawk
  • 1987 - Miho Shinzan

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "American Jockey Club Cup (G2)". japanracing.jp.