|Domestic Grade I race|
|Location||Oi Racecourse, Shinagawa, Tokyo|
|Race type||Thoroughbred Flat racing|
|Distance||2,000 meters (About 10 furlongs)|
|Weight||colts & geldings 56kg / fillies 54 kg|
|Purse||¥76,500,000 (2007 Running)|
The Tokyo Derby (東京ダービー) is a Japanese thoroughbred horse race on dirt track for three years old. It is run over a distance of 2000 meters (about 10 furlongs) at Oi Racecourse in the Shinagawa, Tokyo in June.
It was first held in 1955, at that time named Haru-no-Kura, meaning 'The Race of Spring race meeting', with a distance of 2000 meters. In 1964, its name was changed to Tokyo Metropolis Derby. In 1966, its name wae changed to Tokyo Derby.
Its distance has been changed three times. From 1955 to 1966, it was 2000 meters long, from 1967 to 1998, 2400 meters and after 1999, 2000 meters.
Winners since 2001
|2001||Toshin Blizzard||Takayuki Ishizaki||Kenji Sato||2:07.5|
|2002||King Saviour||Shinobu Sakai||Hitoshi Yagi||2:08.0|
|2003||Naiki a Delight||Takayuki Ishizaki||Ryuichi Degawa||2:08.9|
|2004||Adjudi Mitsuo||Takashi Sato||Masayuki Kawashima||2:05.2|
|2005||Sea Chariot||Hiroyuki Uchida||Masayuki Kawashima||2:05.3|
|2006||B B Tornado||Naoki Machida||Eichi Takei||2:07.5|
|2007||Ampersand||Keita Tozaki||Takashi Ikeda||2:05.0|