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Satsuki Shō

Domestic Grade 1 race
Satsuki Shō
Japanese 2,000 Guineas
皐月賞
Location Nakayama Racecourse, Funabashi, Chiba
Inaugurated 1939
Race type Thoroughbred Flat racing
Race information
Distance 2000 meters
Track Turf, Right-handed
Qualification 3-y-o, Colts & Fillies
Weight Colt 57 kg, Filly 55 kg
Purse ¥235,320,000 (as of 2007)


The Satsuki Shō (皐月賞?) 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 1/4 mile) at the Nakayama Racecourse, Funabashi, Chiba, in April.

It was first run in 1939 and is the Japanese equivalent of the English 2,000 Guineas. (Note that the original 2,000 Guineas is currently run at 1,609 metres, or one mile, about two furlongs shorter than the Satsuki Shō.)

Winners since 2001

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
2001 Agnes Tachyon Hiroshi Kawachi Hiroyuki Nagahama Takao Watanebe 2:00.3
2002 No Reason Brett Doyle Yasuo Ikee Shinji Maeda 1:58.5
2003 Neo Universe Mirco Demuro Tsutomu Setoguchi Shadai Racehorse Co. 2:01.2
2004 Daiwa Major Mirco Demuro Hiroyuki Uehara Daiwa Shoji Co. 1:58.6
2005 Deep Impact Yutaka Take Yasuo Ikee Makoto Kaneko 1:59.2
2006 Meisho Samson Mamoru Ishibashi Tsutomu Setoguchi Yoshio Matsumoto 1:59.9
2007 Victory Katsuharu Tanaka Hidetaka Otonashi Hideko Kondo 1:59.9
2008 Captain Thule Yuuga Kawada Hideyuki Mori Shadai Racehorse Co. 2:01.7
2009 Unrivaled Yasunari Iwata Yasuo Tomomichi Sunday Racing 1:58:7
2010 Victoir Pisa Yasunari Iwata Katsuhiko Sumii Yoshimi Ichikawa 2:00.8

Earlier winners

  • 1939 - Rock Park
  • 1940 - World Mine
  • 1942 - Arbeit
  • 1943 - Dielec
  • 1944 - Kuri Yamato
  • 1945 - no race
  • 1946 - no race
  • 1947 - Tokitsukaze
  • 1948 - Hide Hikari
  • 1949 - Tosa Midori
  • 1950 - Kumono Hana
  • 1952 - Kurino Hana
  • 1953 - Bostonian
  • 1954 - Dainana Hoshu
  • 1955 - Kegon
  • 1956 - Hekiraku
  • 1957 - Kazuyoshi
  • 1958 - Taisei Hope
  • 1959 - Wildeal
  • 1960 - Kodama
  • 1961 - Shin Tsubame
  • 1962 - Yamano O
  • 1963 - Meizui
  • 1965 - Chitose O
  • 1966 - Nihon Pillow Ace
  • 1967 - Ryuzuki
  • 1968 - Martis
  • 1969 - Wild More
  • 1970 - Tanino Moutiers
  • 1971 - Hikaru Imai
  • 1972 - Land Prince
  • 1974 - Kitano Kachidoki
  • 1975 - Kaburaya O
  • 1976 - Tosho Boy
  • 1977 - Hard Berge
  • 1978 - Fantast
  • 1979 - Bingo Garoo
  • 1980 - Hawaiian Image
  • 1981 - Katsu Top Ace
  • 1982 - Azuma Hunter
  • 1985 - Miho Shinzan
  • 1986 - Dyna Cosmos
  • 1987 - Sakura Star O
  • 1988 - Yaeno Muteki
  • 1989 - Doctor Spurt
  • 1990 - Haku Taisei
  • 1992 - Mihono Bourbon
  • 1993 - Narita Taishin
  • 1995 - Genuine
  • 1996 - Ishino Sunday
  • 1997 - Sunny Brian
  • 1998 - Seiun Sky
  • 2000 - Air Shakur



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