Spring Stakes (Japan)

The Spring Stakes is a Japanese Grade 2 flat horse race in Japan for three-year-old Thoroughbred colts and fillies run over a distance of 1,800 metres at Nakayama Racecourse, Funabashi, Chiba. The race is run in March and serves as a major trial race for the Satsuki Sho.[1]

Spring Stakes
Grade 2 race
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Nakayama Racecourse
LocationNakayama Racecourse, Funabashi, Chiba.
Inaugurated1952
Race typeThoroughbred Flat racing
Race information
Distance1800 metres
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
Qualification3-y-o Colts & Fillies
Weight56kg, Fillies & mares allowed 2kg.
Purse¥52,000,000 (winner) ¥108,360,000 (total)

It was first run in 1952. Among the winners of the race have been Shinzan, Narita Brian, Bubble Gum Fellow, Neo Universe, Meisho Samson and Orfevre.


Winners since 1994Edit

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Time
1994 Narita Brian Katsumi Minai Masaaki Ookubo 1:49.1
1995 Narita King O Katsumi Minai Kentaro Nakao 1:54.5
1996 Bubble Gum Fellow Yukio Okabe Kazuo Fujisawa 1:50.1
1997 Big Sunday Masayoshi Ebina Tadashi Nakao 1:52.2
1998 Courir Cyclone Masayoshi Ebina Ryuichi Inaba 1:49.8
1999 Wonder Fang Miyuki Hideaki Masazo Ryoke 1:51.2
2000 Daitaku Riva Ryo Takahashi Kojiro Hashiguchi 1:49.1
2001 Agnes Gold Hiroshi Kawachi Hiroyuki Nagahama 1:50.1
2002 Tanino Gimlet Hirofumi Shii Kunihide Matuda 1:46.9
2003 Neo Universe Mirco Demuro Tsutomu Setoguchi 1:48.2
2004 Black Tide Norihiro Yokoyama Yasutoshi Ikee 1:48.3
2005 Dance in the More Masayoshi Ebina Ikuo Aizawa 1:47.3
2006 Meisho Samson Mamoru Ishibashi Tsutomu Setoguchi 1:48.9
2007 Flying Apple Noriyuki Hori Kazuo Fujisawa 1:49.0
2008 Smile Jack Futoshi Komaki Satoru Kobiyama 1:48.9
2009 Unrivaled Yasunari Iwata Yasuo Tomomichi 1:50.8
2010 Aliseo Norihiro Yokoyama Noriyuki Hori 1:48.2
2011 Orfevre Kenichi Ikezoe Yasutoshi Ikee 1:46.4
2012 Grandezza Mirco Demuro Oamu Hirata 1:50.7
2013 Logotype Cristian Demuro Tsuyoshi Tanaka 1:47.8
2014 Rosa Gigantea Mirco Demuro Kazuo Fujisawa 1:48.4
2015 Kitasan Black Hiroshi Kitamura Hisashi Shimizu 1:49.1
2016 Mount Robson Andrasch Starke Noriyuki Hori 1:48.1
2017 Win Bright Masami Matsuoka Yoshihiro Hatakeyama 1:48.4
2018 Stelvio Christophe Lemaire Tetsuya Kimura 1:48.1
2019 Emeral Fight Yukito Ishikawa Ikuo Aizawa 1:47.8
2020 Galore Creek Lyle Hewitson Hiroyuki Uehara 1:49.8

Earlier winnersEdit

  • 1952 - Asatomo
  • 1953 - Cheerio
  • 1954 - Taka O
  • 1955 - Nancy Shine
  • 1956 - Kitano O
  • 1957 - Hikaru Meiji
  • 1958 - Daigo Homare
  • 1959 - Meitai
  • 1960 - Kodama
  • 1961 - Yukiro
  • 1962 - Kanetsu Seki
  • 1963 - Meizui
  • 1964 - Shinzan
  • 1965 - Dai Koter
  • 1966 - Shogun
  • 1967 - Mejiro Flame
  • 1968 - Marchs
  • 1969 - Wild More
  • 1970 - Tanino Moutiers
  • 1971 - Mejiro Gekko
  • 1972 - Tai Tehm
  • 1973 - Haiseko
  • 1974 - Kitano Kochidoki
  • 1975 - Long Hawk
  • 1976 - Ten Point
  • 1977 - Yoshino Ryujin
  • 1978 - Takeden
  • 1979 - Rikiai O
  • 1980 - Sir Pen Prince
  • 1981 - Sanei Tholon
  • 1982 - Hagino Kamui O
  • 1983 - Takeno Hien
  • 1984 - Bizen Nihiki
  • 1985 - Miho Shinzan
  • 1986 - Sunny Light
  • 1987 - Material
  • 1988 - Mogami Nine
  • 1989 - Narcisse Noir
  • 1990 - Azuma East
  • 1991 - Shin Horisky
  • 1992 - Mihono Bourbon
  • 1993 - Multi Max

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SPRING STAKES (G2)". japanracing.jp.