Yayoi Sho

The Yayoi Sho (弥生賞, Yayoi-shō) is a Japanese Grade 2 flat horse race in Japan for three-year-old Thoroughbred colts and fillies run over a distance of 2,000 metres at the Nakayama Racecourse, Funabashi, Chiba. The race is run in March and serves as a major trial race for the Satsuki Sho.[1] Yayoi means "March" in ancient Japanese calendar.

Yayoi Sho
Grade 2 race
Nakayama Racecourse01.jpg
Nakayama Racecourse
LocationNakayama Racecourse, Funabashi, Chiba.
Inaugurated1964
Race typeThoroughbred Flat racing
Race information
Distance2000 metres
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
Qualification3-y-o
Weight56kg, Fillies allowed 2kg.
Purse¥52,000,000 (winner) ¥108,360,000 (total)

It was first run in 1964. The race was run at Tokyo Racecourse in 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1970 and 1988. Among the winners of the race have been Mr C B, Symboli Rudolf, Special Week, Agnes Tachyon, Deep Impact, Admire Moon and Victoire Pisa.

Winners since 1995Edit

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Time
1995 Fuji Kiseki Koichi Tsunoda Sakae Watanabe 2:03.7
1996 Dance in the Dark Yutaka Take Kojiro Hashiguchi 2:02.7
1997 Running Gale Yutaka Take Tadashi Kayo 2:02.2
1998 Special Week Yutaka Take Toshiaki Shirai 2:01.8
1999 Narita Top Road Kunihiko Watanabe Yoshio Oki 2:03.5
2000 Fusaichi Zenon Shinji Fujita S Tabara 2:02.3
2001 Agnes Tachyon Hiroshi Kawachi Hiroyuki Nagahama 2:05.7
2002 Balance of Game Katsuharu Tanaka Munakata Yoshitada 2:02.0
2003 Eishin Champ Yuichi Fukunaga Tsutomu Setoguchi 2:02.3
2004 Cosmo Bulk Fuyuki Igarashi Kazunori Tabe 2:00.5
2005 Deep Impact Yutaka Take Yasuo Ikee 2:02.2
2006 Admire Moon Yutaka Take Hiroyoshi Matsuda 2:01.5
2007 Admire Aura Yutaka Take Hiroyoshi Matsuda 2:00.5
2008 Meiner Charles Masami Matsuoka Ryuichi Inaba 2:01.8
2009 Logi Universe Norihiro Yokoyama Kiyoshi Hagiwara 2:03.5
2010 Victoire Pisa Yutaka Take Katsuhiko Sumii 2:06.1
2011 Sadamu Patek Yasunari Iwata Masato Nishizono 2:01.0
2012 Cosmo Ozora Daichi Shibata Yoshihiro Takahashi 2:03.9
2013 Camino Tassajara Hiroyuki Uchida Sakae Kunieda 2:01.0
2014 To The World Yuga Kawada Yasutoshi Ikee 2:01.4
2015 Satono Crown Yuichi Fukunaga Noriyuki Hori 2:01.8
2016 Makahiki Christophe Lemaire Yasuo Tomomichi 1:59.9
2017 Cadenas Yuichi Fukunaga Kazuya Nakatake 2:03.2
2018 Danon Premium Yuga Kawada Mitsumasa Nakauchida 2:01.0
2019 Meisho Tengen Kenichi Ikezoe Kaneo Ikezoe 2:03.3
2020 Satono Flag Yutaka Take Sakae Kunieda 2:02.9

Earlier winnersEdit

  • 1964 - Tokino Parade
  • 1965 - Keystone
  • 1966 - Tama Shuho
  • 1967 - Asa Denko
  • 1968 - Asaka O
  • 1969 - Wild More
  • 1970 - Tanino Moutiers
  • 1971 - Mejiro Gekko
  • 1972 - Long Ace
  • 1973 - Haiseko
  • 1974 - Colonel Symboli
  • 1975 - Kaburaya O
  • 1976 - Climb Kaiser
  • 1977 - Lucky Ruler
  • 1978 - Fantast
  • 1979 - Rikiai O
  • 1980 - Tosho God
  • 1981 - Todoroki Hiho
  • 1982 - Saruno King
  • 1983 - Mr C B
  • 1984 - Symboli Rudolf
  • 1985 - Suda Hawk
  • 1986 - Daishin Fubuki
  • 1987 - Sakura Star O
  • 1988 - Sakura Chiyono O
  • 1989 - Rainbow Amber
  • 1990 - Mejiro Ryan
  • 1991 - Ibuki Maikagura
  • 1992 - Asaka Regent
  • 1993 - Winning Ticket
  • 1994 - Sakura Eiko O

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "YAYOI SHO (G2)". japanracing.jp.