February Stakes

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February Stakes
フェブラリーステークス
Grade 1 race
Location Tokyo Racecourse
Inaugurated1984
Race typeThoroughbred
Race information
Distance1,600 meters
SurfaceDirt
TrackLeft-handed
Qualification4-y-o+
Weight57kg [1]
Purse ¥ 216,000,000 (as of 2019)
1st: ¥ 100,000,000

The February Stakes (フェブラリーステークス) is a Grade 1 flat horse race in Japan for four-year-old and above thoroughbreds. It is run over a distance of 1,600 metres (approximately 8 furlongs) at Tokyo Racecourse in late February.

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It was first run in 1984 as February Handicap, and was given Domestic Grade 3 status. This was elevated to Domestic Grade 2 in 1994, Domestic Grade 1 in 1997, and to its present level in 2007.

It was renamed February Stakes in 1994. Horses from National Association of Racing(NAR) have been eligible to run in the race since 1995, and 2007 for horses not trained in Japan. This race and Champions Cup are the only Grade 1 dirt race organized by the JRA (the other international Grade 1 dirt race (Tokyo Daishōten) and domestic Grade1 races are all organized by NAR).

It is considered as the stepping race to the Dubai World Cup Night meetings' dirt races.

Records

Speed record:

Most wins by a horse (2):

Most wins by a jockey (5):

Most wins by a trainer (3):

Most wins by an owner (2):

Winners

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
1984Robaria Amon5Masato YoshinagaKichisaburo MatsuyamaUraichi Suga1:40.1
1985Andre Amon6Hiroyuki NakajimaYasuhisa MatsuyamaAmon Inc.1:36.9
1986Hatsuno Amoy5Eizaburo OtsukaYoshio NakazumiHatsutaro Nakagawa1:36.7
1987Rikisan Power6Masato ShibataKunio TakamatsuSaburo Iwai1:36.5
1988Roman Prince7Sueo MasuzawaSeizuke SatoLong Shoji co.1:37.7
1989Velvet Glob6Hiroyuki GoharaFusamatsu OkuboHideo Kuribayashi1:37.2
1990Carib Song4Masato ShibataShuho KatoOgifushi Bokujo RC co.1:36.7
1991Narita Hayabusa4Norihiro YokoyamaKentaro NakaoHidenori Yamaji1:34.9
1992Russian Gold4 Masayoshi Ebina Yokichi OkuboAkihiro Ohara1:35.4
1993Meisho Homura5Masato ShibataShigetada TakahashiYoshio Matsumoto1:35.7
1994Cheers Atom5Masaru HondaKaoru HoshikawaKiyoko Kitamura1:37.8
1995Lively Mount4Mamoru IshibashiFujio ShibataTetsuo Kato1:36.4
1996 Hokuto Vega 6Norihiro YokoyamaTakayoshi NakanoKanamorimori Shoji1:36.5
1997Shinko Windy4Yukio OkabeKiyotaka TanakaOsamu Yasuda1:36.0
1998Gourmet Frontier6Yukio OkabeKiyotaka TanakaMasayoshi Ishii1:37.5
1999Meisei Opera #5Isao SugawaraShuichi SasakiMeisei Shoji co.1:36.5
2000Wing Arrow5 Olivier Peslier Yoshimi KudoMinoru Ikeda1:35.6
2001Nobo True5 Olivier Peslier Hideyuki MoriIkebata1:35.6
2002 Agnes Digital 5Hirofumi ShiiToshiaki ShiraiTakao Watanabe1:35.1
2003 Gold Allure *4 Yutaka Take Yasuo IkeeShadai Race Horse co.1:50.9
2004Admire Don5 Katsumi Ando Hiroyoshi MatsudaRiichi Kondo1:36.8
2005Meisho Bowler4Yuichi FukunagaToshiaki ShiraiYoshio Matsumoto1:34.7
2006 Kane Hekili 4 Yutaka Take Katsuhiko Sumii Kaneko Makoto Holdings Co., Ltd. 1:34.9
2007Sunrise Bacchus5Katsumi AndoHidetaka OtonashiTakao Matsuoka1:34.8
2008 Vermilion 6 Yutaka Take Sei IshizakaSunday Racing1:35.3
2009 Success Brocken 4Hiroyuki UchidaHideaki FujiwaraTetsu Takashima1:34.6
2010 Espoir City 5 Tetsuzo Sato Akio Adachi Yushun Horse Club1:34.9
2011 Transcend 5 Shinji Fujita Takayuki Yasuda Koji Maeda1.36.4
2012Testa Matta6 Yasunari Iwata Akira MurayamaKazumi Yoshida1.35.4
2013Grape Brandy5Suguru HamanakaTakayuki YasudaShadai Race Horse co.1.35.1
2014Copano Rickey4Hironobu TanabeAkira MurayamaSachiaki Kobayashi1.36.0
2015Copano Rickey5Yutaka TakeAkira MurayamaSachiaki Kobayashi1.36.3
2016Moanin4Mirco DemuroSei IshizakaYukio Baba1.34.0
2017 Gold Dream 4Mirco DemuroOsamu HirataKatsumi Yoshida1.35.1
2018Nonkono Yume6Hiroyuki UchidaYukihiro KatoKazumasa Yamada1.36.0
2019Inti5Yutaka TakeKenji NonakaShigeo Takeda1.35.6
2020 Mozu Ascot 6 Christophe Lemaire Yoshito YahagiCapital System1.35.2
2021 Cafe Pharoah 4 Christophe Lemaire Noriyuki HoriKoichi Nishikawa1.34.4
# Meisei Opera, winner of the 1999 race, belongs to the National Association of Racing(NAR) but not Japan Racing Association(JRA).
* The 2003 race took place at Nakayama Racecourse in distance of 1,800m.

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