Lord Derby Challenge Trophy

The Lord Derby Challenge Trophy (Japanese ダービー卿チャレンジトロフィー) is a Grade 3 horse race for Thoroughbreds aged four and over, run in March over a distance of 1600 metres on turf at Nakayama Racecourse.[1]

Lord Derby Challenge Trophy
Grade 3 race
LocationNakayama Racecourse
Inaugurated1969
Race typeThoroughbred Flat racing
Race information
Distance1600 metres
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
Qualification4-y-o+
WeightHandicap
Purse¥84,740,000 (total), ¥39,000,000 (winner)

It was first run in 1969 and has held Grade 3 status since 1984. The race was run at Tokyo Racecourse until 1980 and was run over 1800 metres until 1979.

Winners since 2000Edit

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Time
2000 Fusaichi Airedale 4 Yutaka Take Kunihide Matsuda 1:33.0
2001 Check Mate 6 Shinji Fujita Kenji Yamauchi 1:35.2
2002 Grass World 6 Shinji Fujita Katsumi Suzuki 1:32.4
2003 Dantsu Judge 4 Ryuji Wada Kenji Yamauchi 1:33.9
2004 Meiner Morgen 4 Hiroki Goto Masahiro Horii 1:33.4
2005 Daiwa Major 4 Yoshitomi Shibata Hiroyuki Uehara 1:32.3
2006 Great Journey 5 Tetsuzo Sato Yasuo Ikee 1:32.4
2007 Picaresque Coat 5 Shinichiro Akiyama Yasutoshi Ikee 1:33.1
2008 Silent Pride 5 Norihiro Yokoyama Sakae Kunieda 1:34.2
2009 Take Mikazuchi 4 Yoshitomi Shibata Satoshi Oehara 1:33.7
2010 Showa Modern 6 Hiroki Goto Hiroaki Sugiura 1:34.3
2011 Blitzen 5 Yoshitomi Shibata Yoshitaka Ninomiya 1:33.3
2012 Garbo 5 Shu Ishibashi Hidekatsu Shimizu 1:33.5
2013 Tokei Halo 4 Masami Matsuoka Hisashi Shimizu 1:32.6
2014 Curren Black Hill 5 Shinichiro Akiyama Osamu Hirata 1:34.6
2015 Maurice 4 Keita Tosaki Noriyuki Hori 1:32.2
2016 Magic Time 5 Andrasch Starke Tadanari Nakagawa 1:32.8
2017 Logi Chalice 5 Hiroyuki Uchida Sakae Kunieda 1:34.7[2]
2018 He's In Love 5 Kota Fujioka Kenichi Fujioka 1:32.2[3]
2019 Fiano Romano 5 Yuga Kawada Tomokazu Takano 1:31.7[4]
2020 Kluger 8 Shu Ishibashi Tomokazu Takano 1:32.8

Earlier winnersEdit

  • 1984 - Tosho Pegasus
  • 1985 - Suzu Parade
  • 1986 - Suzu Parade
  • 1987 - Windstoss
  • 1988 - Windstoss
  • 1989 - Ivy Toko
  • 1990 - Yamano Tampopo
  • 1991 - Nice Power
  • 1992 - Tomoe Regent
  • 1993 - Tomoe Regent
  • 1994 - Sakura Bakuhin O
  • 1995 - Ogi Tiffany
  • 1996 - Fujino Makken O
  • 1997 - Royal Suzuka
  • 1998 - Black Hawk
  • 1999 - Keiwan Viking

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lord Derby Challenge Trophy". Horse Racing in Japan.
  2. ^ "2017 result". Racing Post. 1 April 2017.
  3. ^ "2018 result". Racing Post. 31 March 2018.
  4. ^ "2019 result". Racing Post. 30 March 2019.