Nakayama Kimpai

The Nakayama Himpai (Japanese 中山金杯) is a Grade 3 horse race for Thoroughbreds aged four and over run in January over a distance of 2000 metres at Nakayama Racecourse.[1]

Nakayama Himpai
Grade 3 race
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LocationNakayama Racecourse
Inaugurated1952
Race typeThoroughbred Flat racing
Race information
Distance2000 metres
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
Qualification4-y-o +
WeightHandicap
Purse¥87,960,000 (total), ¥41,000,000 (winner)

The race was first run in 1952 and was promoted to Grade 3 level in 1984. The race was initially contested over 2600 metres before being moved down to 2000 metres in 1961.

Winners since 2000Edit

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Time
2000 Jo Big Bang 5 Masanao Tsubo 2:01.4
2001 Charisma Sun Opera 4 Hiroki Sakiyama 2:01.2
2002 Big Gold 4 Tadashi Nakao 1:59.0 [1]
2003 Toho Shiden 6 Katsuharu Tanaka Kiyotaka Tanaka 2:00.0
2004 Asaka Defeat 6 Akio Tsurudome 1:59.2
2005 Craft Work 5 Norihiro Yokoyama Yohiyuki Goto 1:59.0
2006 Vita Rosa 6 Kojiro Hahiguchi 1:59.4
2007 Shadow Gate 5 Katsuharu Tanaka Yukihiro Kato 2:02.4
2008 Admire Fuji 6 Yuga Kawada Mitsuru Hashida 2:00.7
2009 Admire Fuji 7 Yuga Kawada Mitsuru Hashida 1:58.5
2010 Axion 7 Shinji Fujita Yohitaka Ninomiya 2:00.8
2011 Cosmo Phantom 4 Masami Matsuoka Toru Miya 1:59.8
2012 Federalist 5 Masayoshi Ebina Tsuyoshi Tanaka 1:59.4
2013 Touch Me Not 7 Norihiro Yokoyama Isamu Shibasaki 1:59.85
2014 Ocean Blue 6 Fran Berry Yasutoshi Ikee 2:00.1
2015 Lovely Day 5 Fran Berry Yasutoshi Ikee 1:57.8
2016 Yamakatsu Ace 4 Kenichi Ikezoe Kaneo Ikezoe 2:01.2
2017 Tsukuba Azuma O 6 Yutaka Yoshida Mitsuhiro Ogata 2:00.6[2]
2018 Seda Brillantes 4 Keita Tosaki Takahisa Tezuka 1:59.8[3]
2019 Win Bright 5 Masami Matsuoka Yoshihiro Hatakeyama 1:59.2[4]
2020 Triomphe 6 Mirco Demuro Naosuke Sugai 1:59.5
2021 Hishi Iguazu 5 Kohei Matsuyama Noriyuki Hori 2:00.9

1 The 2002 race took place at Tokyo Racecourse.

Earlier winnersEdit

  • 1984 - Dokan Yashima
  • 1985 - Suzu Parade
  • 1986 - Kushiro King
  • 1987 - Tochino Nishiki
  • 1988 - Iron Ciro
  • 1989 - Nishino Mirror
  • 1990 - Mejiro Monterey
  • 1991 - Carib Song
  • 1992 - Tosho Falco
  • 1993 - Sekitai Ryu O
  • 1994 - Hidaka Hayato
  • 1995 - Sakura Laurel
  • 1996 - Best Tie Up
  • 1997 - Best Tie Up
  • 1998 - Gourmet Frontier
  • 1999 - Silent Hunter

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nakayama Himpai". Horse Racing in Japan.
  2. ^ "2017 result". Racing Post. 5 January 2017.
  3. ^ "2018 result". Racing Post. 6 January 2018.
  4. ^ "2019 result". Racing Post. 5 January 2018.