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Sprinters Stakes

Grade 1 race
Sprinters Stakes
Location Nakayama Racecourse
Inaugurated 1967
Race type Thoroughbred
Website japanracing.jp - Centaur Stakes & Sprinters Stakes
Race information
Distance 1,200 meters
(About 6 furlongs)
Track Turf, Right-handed
Qualification 3-y-o+, Thoroughbreds
Weight 3-y-o 55kg / 4-y-o+ 57kg[1]
Purse ¥202,350,000 (as of 2007)[1]

The Sprinters Stakes (スプリンターズステークス?) is a Grade 1 flat horse race in Japan open to thoroughbreds which are three-years-old or above. It is run over a distance of 1,200 metres (approximately 6 furlongs) at Nakayama Racecourse, and it takes place annually in late September or early October.

It was first run in 1967, and was given Domestic Grade 3 status when race grading was introduced to Japan in 1984. This was elevated to Domestic Grade 2 in 1987, Domestic Grade 1 in 1990, and to its present level in 2006. Horses trained outside Japan have been eligible to run in the race since 1994. Prior to 2000 the race was run in December, the week before the Arima Kinen (Grand Prix).

It is now the sixth leg in the eight race Global Sprint Challenge series, preceded by the Centaur Stakes and followed by The Age Classic.

Winners since 1994

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
1994 Sakura Bakushin O 5 Futoshi Kojima Katsutaro Sakai Sakura Commerce 1:07.1
1995 Hishi Akebono 3 Koichi Tsunoda Masaru Sayama Masaichiro Abe 1:08.1
1996 Flower Park 4 Seiki Tabara Shouichi Matsumoto Katsumi Yoshida 1:08.8
1997 Taiki Shuttle 3 Yukio Okabe Kazuo Fujisawa Taiki Farm Co. 1:07.8
1998 Meiner Love 3 Yutaka Yoshida Ryuichi Inaba Thoroughbred Club Ruffian 1:08.6
1999 Black Hawk 5 Norihiro Yokoyama Sakae Kunieda Makoto Kaneko 1:08.2
2000 Daitaku Yamato 6 Teruo Eda Sei Ishizaka Kazuo Nakamura 1:08.6
2001 Trot Star 5 Masayoshi Ebina Eiji Nakano Minoru Takano 1:07.0
2002 Believe [1] 4 Katsumi Ando Shigeki Matsumoto Koji Maeda 1:07.7
2003 Durandal 4 Kenichi Ikezoe Masahiro Sakaguchi Teruya Yoshida 1:08.0
2004 Calstone Light O 6 Naohiro Onishi Hiroyuki Oneda Sadamitsu Shimizu 1:09.9
2005 Silent Witness 6 Felix Coetzee Tony Cruz Archie & Betty da Silva 1:07.3
2006 Takeover Target 7 Jay Ford Joe Janiak Joe & Ben Janiak 1:08.1
2007 Aston Machan 3 Eiji Nakadate Sei Ishizaka Mayumi Tosa 1:09.4
2008 Sleepless Night 4 Hiroyuki Uemura Kojiro Hashiguchi Sunday Racing Co. Ltd. 1:08.0
2009 Laurel Guerreiro 5 Shinji Fujita Mitsugu Kon Laurel Racing 1:07.5

1 The 2002 race took place at Niigata Racecourse.

Earlier winners

  • 1967 - Onward Hill
  • 1968 - Suzu Hayate
  • 1969 - Takeshiba O
  • 1970 - Tamami
  • 1971 - Kensachi
  • 1972 - Noboru Toko
  • 1973 - Kyoei Green
  • 1974 - Sakura Iwai
  • 1975 - Sakura Iwai
  • 1976 - Jumbo King
  • 1977 - Meiwa Kimiko
  • 1978 - Meiwa Kimiko
  • 1979 - Sunny Flower
  • 1981 - Sakura God
  • 1982 - Sakura Shingeki
  • 1983 - Shin Wolf
  • 1984 - Happy Progress
  • 1985 - Marutaka Storm
  • 1986 - Dokan Tesco
  • 1987 - King Frolic
  • 1988 - Dyna Actress
  • 1989 - Winning Smile
  • 1990 - Bamboo Memory
  • 1991 - Daiichi Ruby
  • 1992 - Nishino Flower
  • 1993 - Sakura Bakushin O


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