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Oka Sho

Domestic Grade 1 race
Oka Sho
Japanese 1,000 Guineas
桜花賞
Location Hanshin Racecourse, Takarazuka, Hyōgo
Inaugurated 1939
Race type Thoroughbred Flat racing
Race information
Distance 1600 meters
Track Turf, Right-handed (outer course)
Qualification 3-y-o , Fillies
Weight 55 kg
Purse ¥209,200,000 (as of 2007)


The Oka Sho (桜花賞?) is a Japanese Domestic Grade 1 flat horse race in Japan for three-year-old thoroughbred fillies run over a distance of 1,600 metres (approximately 1 mile) at the Hanshin Racecourse, Takarazuka, Hyōgo in April.

It was first run in 1939 and is the Japanese equivalent of the English 1,000 Guineas.

Winners since 2001

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
2001 T M Ocean Masaru Honda Katsuichi Nishiura Masatsugu Takezono 1:34.4
2002 Arrow Carry Kenichi Ikezoe Kenji Yamauchi Hideharu Yano 1:34.3
2003 Still in Love Hideaki Miyuki Shoichi Matsumoto North Hills Management Co. 1:33.9
2004 Dance in the Mood Yutaka Take Kazuo Fujisawa Shadai Racehorse co. 1:33.6
2005 Rhein Kraft Yuichi Fukunaga Tsutomu Setoguchi Shigemasa Osawa 1:33.5
2006 Kiss to Heaven Katsumi Ando Hirofumi Toda Kazuko Yoshida 1:34.6
2007 Daiwa Scarlet Katsumi Ando Kunihide Matsuda Keizo Oshiro 1:33.7
2008 Reginetta Futoshi Komaki Hidekazu Asami Shadai Racehorse co. 1:34.4
2009 Buena Vista Katsumi Ando Hiroyoshi Matsuda Sunday Racing 1:34.0
2010 Apapane Masayoshi Ebina Sakae Kunieda Makoto Kaneko Holdings 1:33.3

Earlier winners

  • 1939 - Soul Lady
  • 1940 - Tairei
  • 1941 - Brand Sol
  • 1942 - Banner Goal
  • 1943 - Miss Theft
  • 1944 - Yamaiwai
  • 1945 - no race
  • 1946 - no race
  • 1947 - Browny
  • 1948 - Hamakaze
  • 1949 - Yashima Daughter
  • 1950 - Tosa Mitsuru
  • 1951 - Tsuki Kawa
  • 1952 - Swee Sue
  • 1953 - Kansei
  • 1954 - Yamaichi
  • 1955 - Yashima Belle
  • 1956 - Miss Lilas
  • 1957 - Miss Onward
  • 1958 - Hoshu Queen
  • 1959 - Kiyo Take
  • 1960 - Tokino Kiroku
  • 1961 - Sugi Hime
  • 1962 - Kenho
  • 1963 - Miss Masako
  • 1964 - Kane Keyaki
  • 1965 - Hatsuyuki
  • 1966 - Wakakumo
  • 1967 - Sea Ace
  • 1968 - Koyu
  • 1969 - Hide Kotobuki
  • 1970 - Tamami
  • 1971 - Nasuno Kaori
  • 1972 - Achieve Star
  • 1973 - Nitto Chodori
  • 1974 - Takaeno Kaori
  • 1975 - Tesco Gaby
  • 1976 - Titania
  • 1977 - Inter Gloria
  • 1978 - Oyama Tesco
  • 1979 - Horsemen Tesco
  • 1980 - Hagino Top Lady
  • 1981 - Brocade
  • 1982 - Riesengross
  • 1983 - Shadai Sophia
  • 1984 - Diana Tholon
  • 1985 - Erebus
  • 1986 - Mejiro Ramonu
  • 1987 - Max Beauty
  • 1988 - Ara Hotoku
  • 1989 - Shadai Kagura
  • 1990 - Agnes Flora
  • 1991 - Sister Tosho
  • 1992 - Nishino Flower
  • 1993 - Vega
  • 1994 - Oguri Roman
  • 1995 - Wonder Perfume
  • 1996 - Fight Gulliver
  • 1997 - Kyoei March
  • 1998 - Phalaenopsis
  • 1999 - Primo Ordine
  • 2000 - Cheers Grace



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