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Japan Dirt Derby

Grade 1 race
Japan Dirt Derby
Location Oi Racecourse
Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan
Inaugurated 1999
Race type Thoroughbred
Race information
Distance 2000 meters
Track Dirt, Right-handed
Qualification 3-year-old
Weight Colt 56 kg, Filly 54 kg
Purse ¥85 million

The Japan Dirt Derby (ジャパンダートダービー?) is a Japanese Domestic Grade 1 flat horse race in Japan for three-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies run over a distance of 2,000 metres (approximately 1 mile 2 furlongs) at the Oi Racecourse, Shinagawa, Tokyo in late July.

It was first run in 1999 and is the Japanese equivalent of the American Kentucky Derby.


  • 1999: Orion the Thanks
  • 2000: Meiner Combat
  • 2001: Toshin Blizzard
  • 2002: Gold Allure
  • 2003: Big Wolf
  • 2004: Cafe Olympus
  • 2006: Friendship
  • 2007: Furioso
  • 2008: Success Brocken
  • 2009: Testa Matta


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