Kashiwa Kinen

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Kashiwa Kinen
Domestic Grade I (JpnⅠ) race

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The Kashiwa Kinen 2012
Location Funabashi Racecourse, Funabashi, Chiba
Inaugurated 1978
Race type Thoroughbred Flat racing
Race information
Distance 1,600 meters (About 8 furlongs)
Surface Dirt
Track Left-handed
Qualification 4-y-o & Up
Weight 4-y-o & up horses & geldings 57kg / 4-y-o & up mares 55 kg
Purse¥120,000,000 (2012 Running)

The Kashiwa Kinen(かしわ記念, Kashiwa Memorial) is a Japanese thoroughbred horse race run on dirt track for four years old and above. It is run over a distance of 1,600 meters (about 8 furlongs) at Funabashi Racecourse during the period known as Golden Week from the end of April to the beginning of May.

Funabashi Racecourse

Funabashi Racecourse is located in Funabashi, Chiba, Japan.

Golden Week is a week from the 29th of April to early May containing a number of Japanese holidays.

Contents

The Funabashi Racecourse is located in Funabashi, Chiba, but the race was named after the Kashiwa Racecourse(柏競馬場), which was located in Toyoshiki, Kashiwa City. The race began as a non grade race in 1978, when its distance was 1,800 meters. In 1997, it was graded Domestic Grade 3. And in 2002, it was elevated to Domestic Grade 2. Finally, after three years, it was graded Domestic Grade 1 race. It is considered "the dirt mile championship in spring". [1]

The top two finishers will be granted a participation right in Teio sho, if they are not coming from Japan Racing Association(JRA).

The Japan Racing Association is a public company established to operate Chūō Keiba and to manage racecourses, betting facilities, and horse-training facilities.

Records

Most successful horses (3 wins):

Winners since 2000

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Organization Time
2000Be My Nakayama6Yuichi ShikatoKeiji TakaichiNakayama Bokujyo Ltd.JRA1:40.8
2001Tamamo Strong6Takao KoikeMasao SatoTamamo Co.JRA1:38.1
2002Toshin Blizzard4Takayuki IshizakiKenji SatoEiichi IzumiNAR-Funabashi1:36.5
2003Starring Rose6Yuichi FukunagaShuji KitahashiKyouei co.JRA1:38.2
2004Nike a Delight4Takayuki IshizakiRyuichi DegawaSumi OnoNAR-Funabashi1:39.7
2005Strong Blood6Hiroyuki UchidaSueo MasuzawaAtsushi MurakiJRA1:37.9
2006Adjudi Mitsuo5Hiroyuki UchidaMasayuki KawashimaMasao OridoNAR-Funabashi1:38.6
2007Blue Concorde7Hideaki MiyukiToshiyuki HattoriOgifushi Racing Club Co.JRA1:37.4
2008Bonneville Record6Fumio MatobaMasahiro HoriiKiyoshi ShiodaJRA1:37.6
2009Espoir City4Tetsuzo SatoAkio AdachiYushun Horse Club Co.JRA1:35.9
2010Espoir City5Tetsuzo SatoAkio AdachiYushun Horse Club Co.JRA1:36.8
2011Furioso7Keita TosakiMasayuki KawashimaDarley Japan K.K. NAR-Funabashi1:38.2
2012Espoir City7Tetsuzo SatoAkio AdachiYushun Horse Club Co.JRA1:36.5
2013Hokko Tarumae4 Hideaki Miyuki Katsuichi Nishiura Koichi YabeJRA1:37.8
2014Copano Rickey4 Hironobu Tanabe Akira Murayama Sachiaki KobayashiJRA1:39.2
2015Wonder Acute9 Ryuji Wada Masao Sato N YamamotoJRA1:37.4
2016Copano Rickey6 Yutaka Take Akira Murayama Sachiaki KobayashiJRA1:39.2
2017Copano Rickey7 Yutaka Take Akira Murayama Sachiaki KobayashiJRA1:39.9

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References

  1. "The Announcement of the Elevation of the Kashiwa Kinen to Domestic Grade 1 (in Japanese)". The committee of grading dirt races of NAR. Retrieved 15 May 2012.