Tokyo Daishōten

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Tokyo Daishōten
International Grade I race
Tokyo Grand Prix 2005.jpg
Location Ōi Racecourse, Shinagawa, Tokyo
Race type Thoroughbred Flat racing
Race information
Distance2,000 meters (About 10 furlongs)
Qualification3-y-o & Up
Weight57kg, 3-y-o allowed 2kg, females allowed 2kg
Purse¥170,000,000 (2022 Running)

The Tokyo Daishōten (東京大賞典) is a Japanese thoroughbred horse race on dirt track for three years old and above. It is run over a distance of 2,000 meters (about 10 furlongs) at Ōi Racecourse in the Shinagawa, Tokyo in the end of the year.


It was first held in 1955, at that time named Aki-no-Kura (秋の鞍), meaning 'The Race of Autumn race meeting', with a distance of 2,600 meters. In 1966, its name was changed to Tokyo Daishōten. Since 2011, It has been held as international Grade 1 race (The only international race in Japan not organized by Japan Racing Association).

The race provides an alternative to the February Stakes and to the Dubai World Cup Night's meetings for Japanese horses.

Its distance has been changed three times. From 1962 to 1988, it was 3,000 meters long, from 1989 to 1997, 2,800 meters and after 1998, 2,000 meters.

Gold Allure, Vermilion, Kane Hekili, Hokko Tarumae, Copano Rickey won the race on the way to winning the JRA Award for Best Dirt Horse.


Most successful horse (4 wins):

Other multiple winners (2 wins):

Winners since 1990

1990Daiko Galdan5Shuji HayataTakashi TakaiwaNobushige KumakuboOhi3:02.2
1991Bald Face3Chiaki HoriSadaji IinoYoichi MasudaOhi2:59.1
1992Dollar Okan5Chiaki HoriKiyomatsu AkamaMitsuaki FuseOhi3:02.3
1993White Silver3Katsunori ArayamaTokuichi ArayamaGoro WakasaOhi3:00.4
1994Dolphin Boy3Hiromi YamazakiKunihiro SasakiSeiichi SerizawaKawasaki3:00.6
1995Admire Bosatsu5Junichi SerizawaMitsuru HashidaRiichi KondoJRA3:01.7
1996Kyoto City5Mikio MatsunagaKentaro NakaoYushun Horse Club Co.JRA3:01.2
1997Toyo Seattle4Masahiro MatsunagaYoshiharu MatsunagaToyo Club Co.JRA3:00.4
1998Abukuma Poro6Takayuki IshizakiKatsumi DegawaAkinori YarimizuJRA2:05.4
1999World Cleek4Kazuhiro KatoHitoshi AraiInternational Horse Co.JRA2:04.9
2000Fast Friend6 Masayoshi Ebina Keiji TakaichiHiroaki TakezakiJRA2:04.9
2001Toho Emperor5Isao SugawaraYotsumi ChibaToho Bussan Co.Mizusawa2:05.2
2002 Gold Allure 3 Yutaka Take Yasuo IkeeShadai Racehorse Co.JRA2:05.6
2003Star King Man4 Yutaka Take Hideyuki MoriGold Racing Co.JRA2:03.7
2004Adjudi Mitsuo3Hiroyuki UchidaMasayuki KawashimaMasao OridoFunabashi2:02.6
2005Adjudi Mitsuo4Hiroyuki UchidaMasayuki KawashimaMasao OridoFunabashi2:03.1
2006Blue Concorde6Hideaki MiyukiToshiyuki HattoriOgifushi Racing Club Co.JRA2:03.5
2007Vermilion5 Yutaka Take Sei IshizakaSunday Racing Co.JRA2:03.2
2008 Kane Hekili 6 Christophe Lemaire Katsuhiko Sumii Makoto Kaneko JRA2:04.5
2009Success Brocken4Hiroyuki UchidaHideaki FujiwaraTetsu TakashimaJRA2:05.9
2010 Smart Falcon 5Yutaka TakeKen KozakiToru OkawaJRA2:00.4
2011 Smart Falcon 6Yutaka TakeKen KozakiToru OkawaJRA2:01.8
2012Roman Legend4Yasunari IwataHideaki FujiwaraYosimi OtaJRA2:05.9
2013Hokko Tarumae4Hideaki MiyukiKatsuichi NishiuraKoichi YabeJRA2:06.6
2014Hokko Tarumae5Hideaki MiyukiKatsuichi NishiuraMichiaki YabeJRA2:03.0
2015Sound True5Takuya OnoNoboru TakagiHiroshi YamadaJRA2:03.0
2016Apollo Kentucky4Hiroyuki UchidaKenji YamauchiApollo Thoroughbred ClubJRA2:05:8
2017Copano Rickey7Hironobu TanabeAkira MurayamaSachiaki KobayashiJRA2:04.2
2018Omega Perfume3 Mirco Demuro Shogo YasudaReiko HaraJRA2:05.9
2019Omega Perfume4Mirco DemuroShogo YasudaReiko HaraJRA2:04.9
2020Omega Perfume5Mirco DemuroShogo YasudaReiko HaraJRA2:06.9
2021 [1] Omega Perfume6Mirco DemuroShogo YasudaReiko HaraJRA2:04.1
2022Ushba Tesoro5Kazuo YokoyamaNoboru TakagiRyotokuji Kenji Holdings Co LtdJRA2:05.0

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