New Zealand Trophy

The New Zealand Trophy (Japanese ニュージーランドトロフィー) is a Japanese Grade 2 flat horse race in Japan for three-year-old Thoroughbreds. It is run over a distance of 1600 metres at Nakayama Racecourse in April.[1]

New Zealand Trophy
Grade 2 race
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Nakayama Racecourse
LocationNakayama Racecourse
Race typeThoroughbred Flat racing
Race information
Distance1600 metres
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
Qualification3-y-o
Weight56kg, fillies allowed 2kg
Purse¥117,540,000 (total)
¥54,000,000 (winner)

The New Zealand Trophy was first run in 1983 and was elevated to Grade 3 status in 1984 before being promoted to Grade 2 in 1987. It serves as a trial race for the NHK Mile Cup.

Among the winners of the race have been Oguri Cap, Eishin Preston and El Condor Pasa.

WinnersEdit

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Time
1983 Upsetter Yukio Okabe Kazuo Tanaka 1:37.0
1984 Nippo Swallow Nobuhiro Ebina Kubota Kinzo 1:37.8
1985 Maruyo Plaid Seiji Sakuta Kohei Take 1:38.6
1986 Nippo Teio Hiroyuki Gohara Kubota Kinzo 1:36.8
1987 Yuwa James Tomio Yasuda Kohei Take 1:35.2
1988 Oguri Cap Hiroshi Kawachi Tsutomu Setoguchi 1:34.0
1989 Aquavit Masato Shibata Isao Shimada 1:35.1
1990 Music Time Yukio Okabe Yasuhisa Matsuyama 1:34.9
1991 Weiss Cedar Yoshitomi Shibata Yutaka Masumoto 1:35.3
1992 Shinko Lovely Yukio Okabe Kazuo Fujisawa 1:34.9
1993 Toyo Lyphard Masahiro Matsunaga Yoshiharu Matsunaga 1:34.6
1994 Hishi Amazon Eiji Nakadate Takao Nakano 1:35.8
1995 Shake Hand Junichi Serizawa Yoshio Oki 1:35.3
1996 Fabulous La Fouine Shinji Fujita Hiroyuki Nagahama 1:22.4
1997 Seeking The Pearl Yutaka Take Hideyuki Mori 1:21.1
1998 El Condor Pasa Hitoshi Matoba Yoshitaka Ninomiya 1:22.2
1999 Zachariah Hitoshi Matoba Yoshitaka Ninomiya 1:23.4
2000 Eishin Preston Yuichi Fukunaga Shuji Kitahashi 1:34.4
2001 Kitasan Channel Ryo Takahashi Kojiro Hashiguchi 1:35.7
2002 Taiki Lion Yoshitomi Shibata Kiyotaka Tanaka 1:32.1
2003 Eishin Tsurugizan Norihiro Yokoyama Hideaki Fujiwara 1:34.6
2004 Seeking The Dia Yutaka Take Hideyuki Mori 1:33.5
2005 Meiner Hearty Hiroyuki Uchida Hitoshi Nakamura 1:33.4
2006 Meiner Scherzi Yoshitomi Shibata Ryuichi Inaba 1:33.5
2007 Toho Racer Hiroki Goto Yoshihiko Kawamura 1:33.9
2008 Satono Progress Norihiro Yokoyama Sakae Kunieda 1:35.0
2009 San Carlo Yutaka Yoshida Yokichi Okubo 1:33.8
2010 Sunrise Prince Norihiro Yokoyama Hidetaka Otonashi 1:32.9
2011 [1] Eishin Osman Hideaki Miyuki Masahiro Matsuaga 1:34.5
2012 Curren Black Hill Shinichiro Akiyama Osamu Hirata 1:33.2
2013 A Shin Top Hiroyuki Uchida Masato Nishizono 1:34.8
2014 Shonan Achieve Hiroki Goto Sakae Kunieda 1:33.3
2015 Yamakatsu Ace Kenichi Ikezoe Kaneo Ikezoe 1:34.8
2016 Dantsu Prius Genki Maruyama Kenji Yamauchi 1:33.9[2]
2017 Jo Strictly Andrasch Starke Hisashi Shimizu 1:36.0[3]
2018 Katsuji Kohei Matsuyama Kaneo Ikezoe 1:34.2[4]
2019 Wide Pharaoh Hiroyuki Uchida Katsuhiko Sumii 1:34.2
2020 Luftstrom Shu Ishibashi Noriyuki Hori 1:33.0

1 The 2011 race took place at Hanshin Racecourse.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "New Zealand Trophy". Horse Racing in Japan.
  2. ^ "2016 result". Racing Post. 9 April 2016.
  3. ^ "2017 result". Racing Post. 8 April 2017.
  4. ^ "2018 result". Racing Post. 7 April 2018.