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|Domestic Grade I (JpnⅠ) race|
The Kashiwa Kinen 2012
|Location||Funabashi Racecourse, Funabashi, Chiba|
|Race type||Thoroughbred Flat racing|
|Distance||1,600 meters (About 8 furlongs)|
|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 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.
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".
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.
Most successful horses (3 wins):
|2000||Be My Nakayama||6||Yuichi Shikato||Keiji Takaichi||Nakayama Bokujyo Ltd.||JRA||1:40.8|
|2001||Tamamo Strong||6||Takao Koike||Masao Sato||Tamamo Co.||JRA||1:38.1|
|2002||Toshin Blizzard||4||Takayuki Ishizaki||Kenji Sato||Eiichi Izumi||NAR-Funabashi||1:36.5|
|2003||Starring Rose||6||Yuichi Fukunaga||Shuji Kitahashi||Kyouei co.||JRA||1:38.2|
|2004||Nike a Delight||4||Takayuki Ishizaki||Ryuichi Degawa||Sumi Ono||NAR-Funabashi||1:39.7|
|2005||Strong Blood||6||Hiroyuki Uchida||Sueo Masuzawa||Atsushi Muraki||JRA||1:37.9|
|2006||Adjudi Mitsuo||5||Hiroyuki Uchida||Masayuki Kawashima||Masao Orido||NAR-Funabashi||1:38.6|
|2007||Blue Concorde||7||Hideaki Miyuki||Toshiyuki Hattori||Ogifushi Racing Club Co.||JRA||1:37.4|
|2008||Bonneville Record||6||Fumio Matoba||Masahiro Horii||Kiyoshi Shioda||JRA||1:37.6|
|2009||Espoir City||4||Tetsuzo Sato||Akio Adachi||Yushun Horse Club Co.||JRA||1:35.9|
|2010||Espoir City||5||Tetsuzo Sato||Akio Adachi||Yushun Horse Club Co.||JRA||1:36.8|
|2011||Furioso||7||Keita Tosaki||Masayuki Kawashima||Darley Japan K.K.||NAR-Funabashi||1:38.2|
|2012||Espoir City||7||Tetsuzo Sato||Akio Adachi||Yushun Horse Club Co.||JRA||1:36.5|
|2013||Hokko Tarumae||4||Hideaki Miyuki||Katsuichi Nishiura||Koichi Yabe||JRA||1:37.8|
|2014||Copano Rickey||4||Hironobu Tanabe||Akira Murayama||Sachiaki Kobayashi||JRA||1:39.2|
|2015||Wonder Acute||9||Ryuji Wada||Masao Sato||N Yamamoto||JRA||1:37.4|
|2016||Copano Rickey||6||Yutaka Take||Akira Murayama||Sachiaki Kobayashi||JRA||1:39.2|
|2017||Copano Rickey||7||Yutaka Take||Akira Murayama||Sachiaki Kobayashi||JRA||1:39.9|
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