Yushun Himba

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Yushun Himba
Japanese Oaks
優駿牝馬
オークス
Domestic Grade 1 race
Location Tokyo Racecourse, Fuchū, Tokyo
Inaugurated1938
Race type Thoroughbred Flat racing
Race information
Distance2400 meters
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
Qualification3-y-o , Fillies
Weight55 kg
Purse ¥ 184,700,000 (as of 2015)
1st: ¥ 97,000,000

The Yushun Himba (優駿牝馬), also known as the Japanese Oaks (オークス) is a Japanese Grade 1 flat horse race for three-year-old thoroughbred fillies run over a distance of 2,400 metres (approximately 1 mile 4 furlongs) at the Tokyo Racecourse, Fuchū, Tokyo in May.

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History

It was first run in 1938 and is the Japanese equivalent of the English Epsom Oaks.

On May 23, 2010, in the 71st running of the Yushun Himba, Apapane and Saint Emilion hit the finish at the same time in the race, making the first time that a Grade 1 race in Japan has resulted in a dead heat for the win. [1] [2] [3]

On May 20, 2018, Almond Eye won the 2,400-meter Yushun Himba over Lily Noble by two lengths. [4] [5]

Winners since 1990

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
1990Eishin SunnyShigehiko KishiMasanori SakaguchiToyomitsu Hirai2:26.1
1991Isono RoublesMikio MatsunagaHisao ShimizuToshio Isono2:27.8
1992AdorableYoshiyuki MuramotoMinoru KobayashiHaruo Negishi2:28.9
1993Vega Yutaka Take Hiroyoshi MatsudaKazuko Yoshida2:27.3
1994Chokai CarolSadahiro KojimaAkio TsurudomeKaichi Nitta2:27.5
1995 Dance Partner Yutaka Take Katsumi YoshidaToshiaki Shirai2:26.7
1996 Air Groove Yutaka Take Yuji ItoSatoshi Yoshihara2:29.1
1997Mejiro DoberYutaka YoshidaYokichi OkuboMejiro Shoji2:27.7
1998Erimo ExcelHitoshi MatobaKeiji KatoShinichi Yamamoto2:28.1
1999Umeno Fiber Masayoshi Ebina Ikuo AizawaT Umezaki2:26.9
2000Silk Prima DonnaShinja FujitaKenji YamauchiSilk Racing2:30.2
2001Lady Pastel Kent Desormeaux Kiyotaka TanakaLord Horse Club2:26.3
2002Smile TomorrowYutaka YoshidaKazuhiro SeishiMasatake Iida2:27.7
2003 Still in Love Hideaki MiyukiShoichi MatsumotoNorth Hills Management Co.2:27.5
2004Daiwa El Cielo Yuichi Fukunaga Kunihide MatsudaDaiwa Shoji2:27.2
2005 Cesario Yuichi Fukunaga Katsuhiko Sumii Carrot Farm Co.2:28.8
2006Kawakami PrincessMasaru HondaKatsuichi NishiuraMitsuishi Kawakami Bokujo2:26.2
2007Robe Decollete Yuichi Fukunaga Shigeki MatsumotoKoji Maeda2:25.3
2008 Tall Poppy Kenichi Ikezoe Katsuhiko Sumii Carrot Farm2:28.8
2009 Buena Vista Katsumi AndoHiroyoshi MatsudaSunday Racing2:26.1
2010 [2] Apapane (DH) Masayoshi Ebina Sakae Kunieda Kaneko Makoto Holdings 2:29.9
Saint Emilion (DH)Norihiro YokoyamaMasaaki KogaTeruya Yoshida
2011 Erin Court Hiroki GotoKazuhide SasadaTeruya Yoshida2:25.7
2012 Gentildonna Yuga KawadaSei IshziakaSunday Racing2:23.6
2013 Meisho Mambo Koshiro Take Akihiro IidaYoshio Matsumoto2:25.2
2014 Nuovo Record Yasunari Iwata Makoto SaitoReiko Hara2:25.8
2015 Mikki Queen Suguru HamanakaYasuo IkeeMizuki Noda2:25.0
2016 Sinhalite Kenichi IkezoeSei IshizakaU Carrot Farm2:25.0
2017 Soul Stirring Christophe Lemaire Kazuo FujisawaShadai Horse Race Co2:24.1
2018 Almond Eye Christophe Lemaire Sakae KuniedaSilk Racing2:23.8
2019 Loves Only You Mirco DemuroYoshito YahagiDMM Dream Club2:22.8
2020 Daring Tact Kohei MatsuyamaHaruki SugiyamaNormandy Thoroughbred Racing2:24.4
2021 Uberleben Mirco DemuroTakahisa TezukaK.Thoroughbred Club Ruffian2:24.5

Earlier winners

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References

  1. Apapane, Saint Emilion take Yushun Himba in deadheat
  2. 1 2 Detailed analysis and results of the 71st Yushun Himba
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