|Domestic Grade I (JpnⅠ) race|
|Location||Kawasaki Racecourse, Kawasaki,Kanagawa|
|Race type||Thoroughbred Flat racing|
|Distance||2,100 meters (About 10and1/2 furlongs)|
|Qualification||4-y-o & Up|
|Weight||4-y-o horses & geldings 56kg/mares 54kg/5-y-o & up horses & geldings 57kg / mares 55 kg|
|Purse||¥102,000,000 (2012 Running)|
The Kawasaki Kinen (Kawasaki Memorial) (川崎記念) is a Japanese thoroughbred horse race on dirt track for horses aged four years or older. It was graded as a domestic grade 1 race in 1998. It is held in January, so it is the first (domestic) grade 1 race in Japanese horseracing season. Its name “Kawasaki” comes from that of Kawasaki city in Kanagawa prefecture.
Kawasaki is a city in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It is the 8th most populated city in Japan and one of the main cities forming the Greater Tokyo Area and Keihin Industrial Area.
This race is regarded as preparation for the Dubai World Cup, along with the February Stakes, although some past winners (such as Smart Falcon and Vermilion) ran the Dubai World Cup after winning this race.
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Most successful horses (3 wins):
Other repeat winners (2 wins):
|2000||Intelli Power||5||Takashi Harita||Shigemi Akiyama||Iso-o Sahashi||2:14.5|
|2001||Regular Member||4||Mikio Matsunaga||Yamamoto Syouji||North Hills Ltd.||2:12.9|
|2002||Regent Bluff||4||Yutaka Yoshida||Youkichi Okubo||Akihiro Ohara||2:16.2|
|2003||Kanetsu Fleuve||6||Mikio Matsunaga||Yamamoto Syouji||Laurel Racing Co.||2:14.8|
|2004||Esprit-thes||5||Hiroshi Morishita||Ei-ichi Takei||Yasuo Yoda||2:12.8|
|2005||Time Paradox||7||Yutaka Take||Hiroyoshi Matsuda||Shadai Racing Ltd.||2:14.2|
|2006||Adjudi Mitsuo||5||Hiroyuki Uchida||Masayuki Kawashima||Masao Orudo||2:12.8|
|2007||Vermillion||5||Christophe Lemaire||Sei Ishizaka||Sunday Racing Ltd.||2:12.9|
|2008||Fierld Rouge||6||Norihiro Yokoyama||Masato Nishizono||Katsumi Chida||2:13.1|
|2009||Kane Hekili||7||Christophe Lemaire||Katsuhiko Sumii||Kaneko Makoto Holdings Co.||2:13.3|
|2010||Vermillion||8||Yutaka Take||Sei Ishizaka||Sunday Racing Ltd.||2:12.7|
|2011||Furioso||7||Keita Tosaki||Masayuki Kawashima||Darley Japan K.K.||2:14.2|
|2012||Smart Falcon||7||Yutaka Take||Ken Kozaki||Touru Okawa||2:10.7|
|2013||Hatano Vainqueur||4||Hirofumi Shii||Mitsugu Kon||Good Luck Farm||2:15.4|
|2014||Hokko Tarumae||5||Hideaki Miyuki||Katsuichi Nishiura||Koichi Yabe||2:13.8|
|2015||Hokko Tarumae||6||Hideaki Miyuki||Katsuichi Nishiura||Michiaki Yabe||2:16.9|
|2016||Hokko Tarumae||7||Hideaki Miyuki||Katsuichi Nishiura||Michiaki Yabe||2:14.1|
|2017||All Blush||5||Christophe Lemaire||Akira Murayama||Shadai Racing Ltd.||2:14.6|
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