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Yushun Himba

Domestic Grade 1 race
Yushun Himba
Japanese Oaks
優駿牝馬
オークス
Location Tokyo Racecourse, Fuchū, Tokyo
Inaugurated 1938
Race type Thoroughbred Flat racing
Race information
Distance 2400 meters
Track Turf, Left-handed
Qualification 3-y-o , Fillies
Weight 55 kg
Purse ¥228,990,000 (as of 2007)


The Yushun Himba (優駿牝馬?), also known as the Japanese Oaks (オークス?) is a Japanese domestic Grade 1 flat horse race for three-year-old thoroughbred fillies run over a distance of 2,400 metres (approximately 1 mile 4 furlongs) at the Tokyo Racecourse, Fuchū, Tokyo in May.

It was first run in 1938 and is the Japanese equivalent of the English Epsom Oaks.

On May 23, 2010, in the 71st running of the Yushun Himba, Apapane and Saint Emilion hit the finish at the same time in the race, making the first time that a Grade 1 race in Japan has resulted in a dead heat for the win.[1][2][3]


Winners since 2001

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
2001 Lady Pastel Kent Desormeaux Kiyotaka Tanaka Lord Horse Club Co. 2:26.3
2002 Smile Tomorrow Yutaka Yoshida Kazuhiro Seishi Masatake Iida 2:27.7
2003 Still in Love Hideaki Miyuki Shoichi Matsumoto North Hills Management Co. 2:27.5
2004 Daiwa El Cielo Yuichi Fukunaga Kunihide Matsuda Daiwa Shoji Co. 2:27.2
2005 Cesario Yuichi Fukunaga Katsuhiko Sumii Carrot Farm Co. 2:28.8
2006 Kawakami Princess Masaru Honda Katsuichi Nishiura Mitsuishi Kawakami Bokujo 2:26.2
2007 Robe Decollete Yuichi Fukunaga Shigeki Matsumoto Koji Maeda[[ 2:25.3
2008 Tall Poppy Kenichi Ikezoe Katsuhiko Sumii Carrot Farm Co. 2:28.8
2009 Buena Vista Katsumi Ando Hiroyoshi Matsuda Sunday Racing 2:26.1

2010[2]

Apapane (DH) Masayoshi Ebina Sakae Kunieda Makoto Kaneko

2:29.9

Saint Emilion (DH) Norihiro Yokoyama Masaaki Koga Teruya Yoshida

Earlier winners

  • 1938 - Asteri Mor
  • 1939 - Hoshi Homare
  • 1940 - Rounella
  • 1941 - Tetsu Banzai
  • 1942 - Rock States
  • 1943 - Kurifuji
  • 1944 - no race
  • 1945 - no race
  • 1946 - Mitsumasa
  • 1947 - Tokitsukaze
  • 1948 - Yashima Hime
  • 1949 - King Night
  • 1950 - Koma Minoru
  • 1951 - Kiyo Fuji
  • 1952 - Swee Sue
  • 1953 - Jitsu Homare
  • 1954 - Yamaichi
  • 1955 - Hiroichi
  • 1956 - Fair Manna
  • 1957 - Miss Onward
  • 1958 - Miss Marusa
  • 1959 - Okan
  • 1960 - Star Roch
  • 1961 - Chitose Hope
  • 1962 - O Hayabusa
  • 1963 - I.T.O.
  • 1964 - Kane Keyaki
  • 1965 - Bellona
  • 1966 - Hiro Yoshi
  • 1967 - Yama Pit
  • 1968 - Lupinus
  • 1969 - Shadai Tarquin
  • 1970 - Jupique
  • 1971 - Kane Himuro
  • 1972 - Take Fubuki
  • 1973 - Nasuno Chigusa
  • 1974 - Toko Elsa
  • 1975 - Tesco Gaby
  • 1976 - Titania
  • 1977 - Linear Queen
  • 1978 - Five Hope
  • 1979 - Agnes Lady
  • 1980 - Kei Kiroku
  • 1981 - Temmon
  • 1982 - Shadai Ivor
  • 1983 - Dyna Carle
  • 1984 - Tokai Roman
  • 1985 - Noah no Hakobune
  • 1986 - Mejiro Ramonu
  • 1987 - Max Beauty
  • 1988 - Cosmo Dream
  • 1989 - Light Color
  • 1990 - Eishin Sunny
  • 1991 - Isono Roubles
  • 1992 - Adorable
  • 1993 - Vega
  • 1994 - Chokai Carol
  • 1995 - Dance Partner
  • 1996 - Air Groove
  • 1997 - Mejiro Dober
  • 1998 - Erimo Excel
  • 1999 - Umeno Fiber
  • 2000 - Silk Prima Donna

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