Flower Cup

The Flower Cup (Japanese フラワーカップ) is a Grade 3 horse race for three-year-old Thoroughbred fillies run in March over a distance of 1800 metres at Nakayama Racecourse.[1]

Flower Cup
Grade 3 race
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Trend Hunter win the Flower Cup in 2011
LocationNakayama Racecourse
Inaugurated1987
Race typeThoroughbred Flat racing
Race information
Distance1800 metres
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
Qualification3-y-o fillies
Weight54 kg
Purse¥75,700,000 (total), ¥35,000,000 (winner)

The race was first run in 1987 and has been run at Grade 3 level ever since.

Winners since 2000Edit

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Time
2000 Maltese Superb Yoshitomi Shibata Masahiro Horii 1:50.8
2001 Time Fair Lady Masayoshi Ebina Eiji Nakano 1:50.3
2002 Smile Tomorrow Yukio Okabe Kazuhiro Seishi 1:49.1
2003 Meine Nouvelle Norihiro Yokoyama Ryuichi Inaba 1:49.5
2004 Dance in the Mood Yutaka Take Kazuo Fujisawa 1:50.9
2005 Cesario Yuichi Fukunaga Katsuhiko Sumii 1:49.0
2006 Kiss To Heaven Norihiro Yokoyama Hirofumi Toda 1:48.9
2007 Shonan Talent Yoshitomi Shibata Yoshitaka Ninomiya 1:49.6
2008 Black Emblem Masami Matsuoka Shigeyuki Kojima 1:49.5
2009 Viva Vodka Issei Murata Kazuhiro Seishi 1:49.3
2010 Oken Sakura Hiroki Goto Hidetaka Otonashi 1:50.3
2011 [a] Trend Hunter Yasunari Iwata Hiroyoshi Matsuda 1:47.0
2012 Omega Heartland Shu Ishibashi Noriyuki Hori 1:53.3
2013 Sakura Plaisir Norihiro Yokoyama Tomohito Ozeki 1:50.0
2014 Bounce Shasse Hiroshi Kitamura Kazuo Fujisawa 1:51.3
2015 Albiano Yuichi Shibayama Tetsuya Kimura 1:49.4
2016 Angel Face Yuichi Fukunaga Hideaki Fujiwara 1:49.3
2017 Fan Dii Na Yasunari Iwata Tomokazu Takano 1:48.7[2]
2018 Cantabile Mirco Demuro Katsuhiko Sumii 1:49.2 [3]
2019 Contra Check Genki Maruyama Kazuo Fujisawa 1:47.4[4]
2019 Ablaze Kanichiro Fujii Yasutoshi Ikee 1:48.2

a The 2011 running took place at Hanshin Racecourse.

Earlier winnersEdit

  • 1987 - Hase Vertex
  • 1988 - Free Talk
  • 1989 - Real Sapphire
  • 1990 - Yukino Surprise
  • 1991 - Flash Shower
  • 1992 - Brand Art
  • 1993 - Hokuto Vega
  • 1994 - Onward Noble
  • 1995 - Ibuki New Star
  • 1996 - Hishi Batalie
  • 1997 - Seeking the Pearl
  • 1998 - Sugino Cutie
  • 1999 - Sayaki

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Flower Cup". Horse Racing in Japan.
  2. ^ "2017 result". Racing Post. 20 March 2017.
  3. ^ "2018 result". Racing Post. 17 March 2018.
  4. ^ "2019 result". Racing Post. 16 March 2018.