Nakayama Kinen

The Nakayama Kinen is a Japanese Grade 2 flat horse race in Japan for Thoroughbreds aged four and older run over a distance of 1,800 metres at the Nakayama Racecourse, Funabashi, Chiba. The race is run in late February or early March.[1]

Nakayama Kinen
Grade 2 race
Nakayama Racecourse01.jpg
Nakayama Racecourse
LocationNakayama Racecourse, Funabashi, Chiba.
Inaugurated1937
Race typeThoroughbred Flat racing
Race information
Distance1800 metres
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
Qualification4-y-o+
Weight4-y-o 55kg, 5-y-o+ 56kg. Fillies & mares allowed 2kg.
Purse¥67,000,000 (winner) ¥145,120,000 (total)

The race was first run in 1937. It was originally run twice a year, in spring and autumn, before a single annual race was established in 1952. Among the winners of the race have been Silence Suzuka, Victoire Pisa and Just A Way.

RecordsEdit

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Kane Mikasa – 1978, 1979
  • Eighty Tosho – 1982, 1983
  • Lohengrin – 2003, 2007
  • Balance of Game – 2005, 2006
  • Company – 2008, 2009
  • Win Bright – 2018, 2019

Winners since 1995Edit

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Time
1995 Fujiyama Kenzan 7 Masayoshi Ebina Hideyuki Mori 1:50.3
1996 Sakura Laurel 5 Norihiro Yokoyama Kazunori Sakai 1:47.1
1997 King of Daiya 5 Yoshitomi Shibata Shimizu Toshiaki 1:48.7
1998 Silence Suzuka 4 Yutaka Take Mitsuru Hashida 1:48.6
1999 King Halo 4 Yoshitomi Shibata Masahiro Sakaguchi 1:47.5
2000 Daiwa Texas 7 Hiroki Goto Sueo Masuzawa 1:46.8
2001 American Boss 6 Teruo Eda Fuyuki Tago 1:46.9
2002 Tokai Point 6 Yukio Okabe Yoshiyuki Goto 1:45.4
2003 Lohengrin 4 Hiroki Goto Masanori Ito 1:47.6
2004 Sakura President 4 Yutaka Take Futoshi Kojima 1:44.9
2005 Balance of Game 6 Katsuhara Tanaka Yoshitada Munakata 1:46.5
2006 Balance of Game 7 Katsuharu Tanaka Yoshitada Munakata 1:48.9
2007 Lohengrin 8 Hiroki Goto Masanori Ito 1:47.2
2008 Company 7 Norihiro Yokoyama Hidetaka Otonashi 1:47.3
2009 Company 8 Norihiro Yokoyama Hidetaka Otonashi 1:49.2
2010 Tosen Crown 6 Teruo Eda Yasuo Sugawara 1:51.7
2011 Victoire Pisa 4 Mirco Demuro Katsuhiko Sumii 1:46.0
2012 Federalist 5 Masayoshi Ebina Tsuyoshi Tanaka 1:47.3
2013 Nakayama Knight 5 Yoshitomi Shibata Yoshitaka Ninomiya 1:47.3
2014 Just A Way 5 Norihiro Yokoyama Naosuke Sugai 1:49.8
2015 Nuovo Record 4 Yasunari Iwata Makoto Saito 1:50.3
2016 Duramente 4 Mirco Demuro Noriyuki Hori 1:45.9
2017 Neorealism 6 Mirco Demuro Noriyuki Hori 1:47.6
2018 Win Bright 4 Masami Matsuoka Yoshihiro Hatakeyama 1:47.6
2019 Win Bright 5 Masami Matsuoka Yoshihiro Hatakeyama 1:45.5
2020 Danon Kingly 4 Norihiro Yokoyama Kiyoshi Hagiwara 1:46.3

Earlier winnersEdit

  • 1952 - Kiyo Strong
  • 1953 - Brulette
  • 1954 - Cheerio
  • 1955 - Takagiku
  • 1956 - Hide Homare
  • 1957 - My Way
  • 1958 - Mitsuru
  • 1959 - Fillie
  • 1960 - Harrow More
  • 1961 - Onward Stan
  • 1962 - Gin Toshi
  • 1963 - Nasuno Midori
  • 1964 - Toast
  • 1965 - Sweet Lapel
  • 1966 - Fuji Isami
  • 1967 - Onward Hill
  • 1968 - Shesky
  • 1969 - Meiji Shiro
  • 1970 - Akatsuki Teru
  • 1971 - Hida President
  • 1972 - Tosho Pit
  • 1973 - Jinden
  • 1974 - Haiseko
  • 1975 - Hikaru Jinden
  • 1976 - Yamabuki O
  • 1977 - Eyeful
  • 1978 - Kane Mikasa
  • 1979 - Kane Mikasa
  • 1980 - Yoshinosky
  • 1981 - Kitano Riki O
  • 1982 - Eighty Tosho
  • 1983 - Eighty Tosho
  • 1984 - Tudenham King
  • 1985 - Tosho Pegasus
  • 1986 - Kushiro King
  • 1987 - Suzu Parade
  • 1988 - Mogami Yashima
  • 1989 - Kosei
  • 1990 - Hokuto Helios
  • 1991 - Yukino Sunrise
  • 1992 - Dynamite Daddy
  • 1993 - Movie Star
  • 1994 - Sakura Chitose O

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nakayama Kinen (G2)". japanracing.jp.