Nikkei Sho

The Nikkei Sho (Japanese 日経賞) is a Japanese Grade 2 flat horse race in Japan for Thoroughbreds of at least four years of age. It is run over a distance of 2,500 metres at Nakayama Racecourse in March.[1]

Nikkei Sho
Grade 2 race
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2012 Nikkei Sho
LocationNakayama Racecourse
Race typeThoroughbred Flat racing
Race information
Distance2500 metres
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
Qualification4-y-o+
Weight4-y-o 54kg, 5-y-o 55kg, fillies & mares allowed 2kg
Purse¥145,120,000 (total)
¥67,000,000 (winner)

The Nikkei Sho was first run in 1953 and was elevated to Grade 2 status in 1984.

Among the winners of the race have been Symboli Rudolf, Rice Shower, Meisho Doto, Matsurida Gogh, Fenomeno and Gold Actor.

Winners since 2000Edit

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Time
2000 Leo Ryuho 5 Takanori Kikuzawa Hiroaki Sugiura 2:35.4
2001 Meisho Doto 5 Yasuhiko Yasuda Isao Yasuda 2:33.7
2002 Active Bio 5 Hiroki Goto Hiroki Sakiyama 2:37.0
2003 Ingrandire 4 Junichi Kobayashi Yoshinami Shimizu 2:31.3
2004 Win Generale 4 Masayoshi Ebina Sakae Kunieda 2:32.8
2005 Yukina Sun Royal 8 Jiro Ono Sueo Masuzawa 2:33.3
2006 Lincoln 6 Norihiro Yokoyama Hidetaka Otonashi 2:33.0
2007 Never Bouchon 4 Hiroshi Kitamura Masanori Ito 2:31.8
2008 Matsurida Gogh 5 Masayoshi Ebina Sakae Kunieda 2:32.7
2009 Al Nasrain 5 Masayoshi Ebina Shigeki Matsumoto 2:31.2
2010 Meiner Kitz 7 Masami Matsuoka Sakae Kunieda 2:34.1
2011 To The Glory [1] 4 Yuichi Fukunaga Yasutoshi Ikee 2:25.4
2012 Neko Punch 6 Teruo Eda Shinobu Hoshino 2:37.4
2013 Fenomeno 4 Masayoshi Ebina Hirofumi Toda 2:32.0
2014 Win Variation 6 Yasunari Iwata Masahiro Matsunaga 2:34.4
2015 Admire Deus 4 Yasunari Iwata Mitsuru Hashida 2:30.2
2016 Gold Actor 5 Hayato Yoshida Tadashige Nakagawa 2:36.8[2]
2017 Sciacchetra 4 Hironobu Tanabe Katsuhiko Sumii 2:32.8[3]
2018 Ganko 5 Yusuke Fujioka Shigeki Matsumoto 2:33.9[4]
2019 Meisho Tekkon 4 Yutaka Take Yoshitada Takahashi 2:34.2
2020 Mikki Swallow 6 Norihiro Yokoyama Takanori Kikuzawa 2:32.9

1 The 2011 race took place at Hanshin Racecourse over a distance of 2,400 metres.

Earlier winnersEdit

  • 1983 - Asahi Teio
  • 1984 - Hayate Mig
  • 1985 - Symboli Rudolf
  • 1986 - Chestnut Valley
  • 1987 - Miho Shinzan
  • 1988 - Mejiro Fulmar
  • 1989 - Running Free
  • 1990 - Osumi Shadai
  • 1991 - Kiri Sancy
  • 1992 - Mejiro Ryan
  • 1993 - Rice Shower
  • 1994 - Stage Champ
  • 1995 - Inter Liner
  • 1996 - Hokkai Rousseau
  • 1997 - Rosen Kavalier
  • 1998 - Tenjin Shogun
  • 1999 - Seiun Sky

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nikkei Sho". Horse Racing in Japan.
  2. ^ "2016 result". Racing Post. 26 March 2016.
  3. ^ "2017 result". Racing Post. 25 March 2017.
  4. ^ "2018 result". Racing Post. 24 March 2018.