Ban'ei Kinen

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Ban'ei Kinen
Ban'ei Grade 1 race
2010 obihiro daijin.jpg
LocationObihiro Racecourse
Inaugurated1968
Race typeBanei
Website www.banei-keiba.or.jp
Race information
Distance200 meters
(About 1 furlongs)
SurfaceDirt
TrackBan'ei Track
Qualification4 years old or upper, Ban'ei
Weight Weight-for-age (4yo or 5yo: 990kg, 6yo or upper: 1,000kg; -20kg for mare)
Purse¥3,000,000 (as of 2013)

The Ban'ei Kinen(ばんえい記念) is a Grade 1 Ban'ei horse race, held in Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan for four-year-olds and up. The full name is Nōrin Suisan Daijin Shōten Ban'ei Kinen(農林水産大臣賞典 ばんえい記念) (Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Award, Ban'ei Kinen).

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Ban'ei (ばんえい競走) "pull play" is a form of Japanese horse racing in which draft horses pull heavy sleds up sand ramps, urged-on by jockeys balancing on the sleds. The horses used in the races are often either purebred or crosses of Percheron, Breton, and Belgian breeds.

Hokkaido Island, region, and prefecture of Japan

Hokkaido, formerly known as Ezo, Yezo, Yeso, or Yesso, is the second largest island of Japan, and the largest and northernmost prefecture. The Tsugaru Strait separates Hokkaido from Honshu. The two islands are connected by the undersea railway Seikan Tunnel. The largest city on Hokkaido is its capital, Sapporo, which is also its only ordinance-designated city. About 43 km north of Hokkaido lies Sakhalin Island, Russia. To its east and north-east are the disputed Kuril Islands.

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Japan is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies off the eastern coast of the Asian continent and stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and the Philippine Sea in the south.

The race is the championship race held in the end of the season (March) with the highest weight and prize money among all ban'ei races.

Winners since 2001

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Time
2001Sakano TaisonKazuo OkawaraHaruo Nishimura3:42.3
2002Sakano TaisonTakumi FujimotoHaruo Nishimura4:16.4
2003Super PegasusToshiharu IwamotoEito Otomo4:19.8
2004Super PegasusToshiharu IwamotoEito Otomo3:07.8
2005Super PegasusShunichi FujinoEito Otomo3:15.3
2006Super PegasusShunichi FujinoEito Otomo4:36.1
2007Tomoe PowerToichi SakamotoHirofumi Matsui4:50.6
2008Tomoe PowerHiromi NishiHirofumi Matsui5:35.8
2009Tomoe PowerHiromi NishiHirofumi Matsui4:50.8
2010Nishiki DaijinShunichi FujinoIsamu Kaneta4:24.8
2011Kanesa BlackMichiaki MatsudaHirofumi Matsui4:07.7
2012Nishiki DaijinKeisuke SuzukiShinichi Murakami2:34.0
2013Kanesa BlackMichiaki MatsudaHirofumi Matsui3:43.1


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