Tokyo Derby

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Tokyo Derby
Domestic Grade I
(JpnI) race
The 56th Tokyo Derby 20100602R1.jpg
Makani Bisty wins the 2010 Tokyo Derby
Location Oi Racecourse, Shinagawa, Tokyo
Inaugurated15. May 1955
Race type Thoroughbred Flat racing
Race information
Distance2,000 meters (About 10 furlongs)
SurfaceDirt
TrackRight-handed
Qualification3-y-o
Weightcolts & geldings 56kg / fillies 54 kg
Purse¥71,400,000 (2011 Running)

The Tokyo Derby (東京ダービー) is a Japanese thoroughbred horse race on dirt for three-year-olds. It is graded as a Domestic Grade I. It is run over a distance of 2000 meters (about 10 furlongs) at Oi Racecourse in the Shinagawa, Tokyo in June.

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History

It was first held in 1955, at that time named Haru-no-Kura, meaning 'The Race of Spring race meeting', with a distance of 2000 meters. In 1964, its name was changed to Tokyo Metropolis Derby. In 1966, its name was changed to Tokyo Derby.

Its distance has been changed three times. From 1955 to 1966, it was 2000 meters long, from 1967 to 1998, 2400 meters and after 1999, 2000 meters. Horses belonging to south kanto horseracing can run.

Until 2023, this race was the second leg of the South Kanto (Minami-Kanto) triple crown with [[[Haneda Hai]] and Japan Dirt Derby and only horses belonging to Minami-Kanto Horseracing can run.

Dirt Grade Promotion

Starting from 2024, this race will be graded as Domestic Grade 1 (Jpn1) along with Haneda Hai. [1] Formerly the second leg of the South Kanto (Minami-Kanto) Triple Crown, it will become the second leg of new japanese Triple Crown of Dirt. [2] Entries will be expanded to 16 horses with 4 JRA horses and 12 NAR horses. [3]

Winners since 2001

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Organization
Time
2001Toshin BlizzardTakayuki IshizakiKenji SatoEiichi WaizumiFunabashi2:07.5
2002King SaviourShinobu SakaiHitoshi YagiToshihiko KisoKawasaki2:08.0
2003Nike a DelightTakayuki IshizakiRyuichi DegawaSumi OnoFunabashi2:08.9
2004Adjudi MitsuoTakashi SatoMasayuki KawashimaMasao OridoFunabashi2:05.2
2005Sea ChariotHiroyuki UchidaMasayuki KawashimaDarley Japan Farm Co. Ltd.Funabashi2:05.3
2006B B TornadoNaoki MachidaEichi TakeiBando B.Kawasaki2:07.5
2007AmpersandKeita TosakiTakashi IkedaYasuaki DateKawasaki2:05.0
2008Dream SkyKeita TosakiKatsuyoshi UchidaDream TurfKawasaki2:06.5
2009Silent SutamenMasahiko KanekoKatsuhisa AdachiShunji MiyazawaKawasaki2:06.7
2010Makani BistyKeita TosakiMakoto MatsuuraToshiko BizenjimaOi2:06.7
2011Clave SecretaKeita TosakiMasayuki KawashimaSunday Racing Co. Ltd.Funabashi2:06.5
2012PretiolasKouta MotohashiJunpei MorishitaYasuaki DateOi2:06.8
2013Inside the ParkSeiji SakaiMasato HayashiYusuke YamaguchiFunabashi2:07.2
2014Happy SprintHiroto YoshiharaJyunpei MorishitaTsuji B.Oi2:05.9
2015Lucky PrinceTadanari KonnoSatoshi KokuboMasatada KunidaUrawa2:07.5
2016BaldassareHiroto YoshiharaKeiji NakamichiYasuaki DateOi2:06.9
2017Higashi Will WinTaito MoriKenji SatoMMC Co. Ltd.Funabashi2:06.9
2018Haseno PyroTakayuki YanoKenji SatoKazuhiko MaitaFunabashi2:06.7
2019Hikari OsoSeiji YamazakiHiroshi IwamotoTsuru NishimoriKawasaki2:09.4
2020Aime LimiteTatsuya YamaguchiMasato HayashiTamori Co. Ltd.Funabashi2:06.9
2021Alain BarowsSeiji SakaiMasato HayashiHirotsugu InokumaFunabashi2:06.6
2022KileKota MotohashiSatoshi KokuboTakaya ShimakawaUrawa2:07.1
2023Mick FireNorifumi MikamotoKazuo WatanabeKoichi HoshikaOi2:04.8

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