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Kikuka Shō

Domestic Grade 1 race
Kikuka Shō
Japanese St. Leger
菊花賞
Location Kyoto Racecourse, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Inaugurated 1938
Race type Thoroughbred Flat racing
Race information
Distance 3000 meters
Track Turf, Right-handed
Qualification 3-y-o, Colts & Fillies
Weight Colt 57 kg, Filly 55 kg
Purse ¥269,750,000 (as of 2007)


The Kikuka Shō (菊花賞?) is a Japanese Domestic Grade 1 (Jpn I) flat horse race in Japan for three-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies run over a distance of 3,000 metres (approximately 1 7/8 miles) at the Kyoto Racecourse, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture in October.

It was first run in 1938 and is the Japanese equivalent of the English St. Leger Stakes.

Winners since 2001

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
2001 Manhattan Cafe Masayoshi Ebina Futoshi Kojima Kiyoshi Nishikawa 3:07.2
2002 Hishi Miracle Koichi Tsunoda Masaru Sayama Masaichiro Abe 3:05.9
2003 That's the Plenty Katsumi Ando Kojiro Hashiguchi Shadai Racehorse Co. 3:04.8
2004 Delta Blues Yasunari Iwata Katsuhiko Sumii Sunday Racing Co. 3:04.8
2005 Deep Impact Yutaka Take Yasuo Ikee Kaneko Makoto Holdings Co. 3:04.6
2006 Song of Wind Koshiro Take Hidekazu Asami Shadai Racehorse Co. 3:02.7
2007 Asakusa Kings Hirofumi Shii Ryuji Okubo Keiko Tahara 3:05.1
2008 Oken Bruce Lee Hiroyuki Uchida Hidetaka Otonashi Akira Fukui 3:05.7
2009 Three Rolls Suguru Hamanaka Kohei Take Nagai Shoji Co. 3:03.5

Earlier winners

  • 1938 - Tetsumon
  • 1939 - Marutake
  • 1940 - Tetsuzakura
  • 1942 - Hayatake
  • 1943 - Kurifuji
  • 1944 - no race
  • 1945 - no race
  • 1946 - Azumarai
  • 1947 - Browny
  • 1948 - Newford
  • 1949 - Tosa Midori
  • 1950 - High Record
  • 1951 - Track O
  • 1952 - Saint O
  • 1953 - Hakuryo
  • 1954 - Dainana Hoshu
  • 1955 - Meiji Hikari
  • 1956 - Kitano O
  • 1957 - Rhapsody
  • 1958 - Koma Hikari
  • 1959 - Hakukurama
  • 1960 - Kitano Oza
  • 1961 - Azuma Tenran
  • 1962 - Hirokimi
  • 1963 - Great Yoruka
  • 1965 - Dai Koter
  • 1966 - Nasuno Kotobuki
  • 1967 - Knit Eight
  • 1968 - Asaka O
  • 1969 - Akane Tenryu
  • 1970 - Date Tenryu
  • 1971 - Nihon Pollow Moutiers
  • 1972 - Ishino Hikaru
  • 1973 - Take Hope
  • 1974 - Kitano Kachidoki
  • 1975 - Kokusai Prince
  • 1976 - Green Grass
  • 1977 - Press Toko
  • 1978 - Inter Gushiken
  • 1979 - Hashi Hermit
  • 1980 - North Gust
  • 1981 - Minagawa Manna
  • 1982 - Horisky
  • 1985 - Miho Shinzan
  • 1986 - Mejiro Durren
  • 1987 - Sakura Star O
  • 1988 - Super Creek
  • 1989 - Bamboo Begin
  • 1991 - Leo Durban
  • 1992 - Rice Shower
  • 1993 - Biwa Hayahide
  • 1997 - Machikane Fukukitaru
  • 1998 - Seiun Sky
  • 1999 - Narita Top Road
  • 2000 - Air Shakur



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