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The Kikuka-shō (菊花賞, pronounced Kikka-shō) is a Japanese Grade 1 (Jpn I) flat horse race in Japan for three-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies run over a distance of 3,000 metres (approximately 1 7/8 miles) at the Kyoto Racecourse, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture in October.

Kikuka-shō
Japanese St. Leger
菊花賞
Grade 1 race
LocationKyoto Racecourse, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Inaugurated1938
Race typeThoroughbred Flat racing
Race information
Distance3000 meters
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
Qualification3-y-o, Colts & Fillies
WeightColt 57 kg, Filly 55 kg
Purse¥ 248,400,000
1st: ¥ 115,000,000 (2017)[1]

It was first run in 1938 and is the Japanese equivalent of the English St. Leger Stakes.

Winners since 2000Edit

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2000 Air Shakur Yutaka Take Hideyuki Mori Lucky Field Co Ltd 3:04.7
2001 Manhattan Cafe Masayoshi Ebina Futoshi Kojima Kiyoshi Nishikawa 3:07.2
2002 Hishi Miracle Koichi Tsunoda Masaru Sayama Masaichiro Abe 3:05.9
2003 That's the Plenty Katsumi Ando Kojiro Hashiguchi Shadai Racehorse Co. 3:04.8
2004 Delta Blues Yasunari Iwata Katsuhiko Sumii Sunday Racing Co. Ltd. 3:04.8
2005 Deep Impact Yutaka Take Yasuo Ikee Kaneko Makoto Holdings Co. 3:04.6
2006 Song of Wind Koshiro Take Hidekazu Asami Shadai Racehorse Co. 3:02.7
2007 Asakusa Kings Hirofumi Shii Ryuji Okubo Keiko Tahara 3:05.1
2008 Oken Bruce Lee Hiroyuki Uchida Hidetaka Otonashi Akira Fukui 3:05.7
2009 Three Rolls Suguru Hamanaka Kohei Take Nagai Shoji Co. 3:03.5
2010 Big Week Yuga Kawada Hiroyuki Nagahama Yuzo Tanimizu 3:06.1
2011 Orfevre Ken-ichi Ikezoe Yasutoshi Ikee Sunday Racing Co., Ltd. 3:02.8
2012 Gold Ship Hiroyuki Uchida Naosuke Sugai Eiichi Kobayshi 3:02.9
2013 Epiphaneia Yuichi Fukunaga Katsuhiko Sumii U Carrot Farm 3:05.2
2014 Toho Jackal Manabu Sakai Kiyoshi Tani Toho Bussan Co Ltd 3:01.0
2015 Kitasan Black Hiroshi Kitamura Hisashi Shimizu Ono Shoji 3:03.9
2016 Satono Diamond Christophe Lemaire Yasutoshi Ikee Hajime Satomi 3:03.3
2017 Kiseki Mirco Demuro Katsuhiko Sumii Tatsue Ishikawa 3:18.9
2018 Fierement Christophe Lemaire Takahisa Tezuka Sunday Racing 3:06.1
2019 World Premiere Yutaka Take Yasuo Tomomichi Ryoichi Otsuka 3:06.0

Earlier winnersEdit

  • 1938 - Tetsumon
  • 1939 - Marutake
  • 1940 - Tetsuzakura
  • 1941 - St Lite
  • 1942 - Hayatake
  • 1943 - Kurifuji
  • 1944 - no race
  • 1945 - no race
  • 1946 - Azumarai
  • 1947 - Browny
  • 1948 - Newford
  • 1949 - Tosa Midori
  • 1950 - High Record
  • 1951 - Track O
  • 1952 - Saint O
  • 1953 - Hakuryo
  • 1954 - Dainana Hoshu
  • 1955 - Meiji Hikari
  • 1956 - Kitano O
  • 1957 - Rhapsody
  • 1958 - Koma Hikari
  • 1959 - Hakukurama
  • 1960 - Kitano Oza
  • 1961 - Azuma Tenran
  • 1962 - Hirokimi
  • 1963 - Great Yoruka
  • 1964 - Shinzan
  • 1965 - Dai Koter
  • 1966 - Nasuno Kotobuki
  • 1967 - Knit Eight
  • 1968 - Asaka O
  • 1969 - Akane Tenryu
  • 1970 - Date Tenryu
  • 1971 - Nihon Pollow Moutiers
  • 1972 - Ishino Hikaru
  • 1973 - Take Hope
  • 1974 - Kitano Kachidoki
  • 1975 - Kokusai Prince
  • 1976 - Green Grass
  • 1977 - Press Toko
  • 1978 - Inter Gushiken
  • 1979 - Hashi Hermit
  • 1980 - North Gust
  • 1981 - Minagawa Manna
  • 1982 - Horisky
  • 1983 - Mr. C.B.
  • 1984 - Symboli Rudolf
  • 1985 - Miho Shinzan
  • 1986 - Mejiro Durren
  • 1987 - Sakura Star O
  • 1988 - Super Creek
  • 1989 - Bamboo Begin
  • 1990 - Mejiro McQueen
  • 1991 - Leo Durban
  • 1992 - Rice Shower
  • 1993 - Biwa Hayahide
  • 1994 - Narita Brian
  • 1995 - Mayano Top Gun
  • 1996 - Dance in the Dark
  • 1997 - Machikane Fukukitaru
  • 1998 - Seiun Sky
  • 1999 - Narita Top Road

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "List of JRA Graded Races 2017 Kikuka Sho". Horse Racing in Japan.