Challenge Cup (horse race)

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Challenge Cup
Grade 3 race
Air Windsor(JPN) IMG 2374-2 20181201.jpg
Air Windsor wins the 2018 Challenge Cup
LocationHanshin Racecourse
Inaugurated1950
Race typeThoroughbred Flat racing
Race information
Distance2000 metres
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
Qualification3-y-o+
Weight4-y-o+ 56 kg, 3-y-o 54 kg, fillies allowed 2 kg
Purse¥87,960,000 (total), ¥41,000,000 (winner)

The Challenge Cup (Japanese チャレンジカップ (中央競馬)) is a Grade 3 horse race for Thoroughbreds aged three and over, run in late November or early December over a distance of 2000 metres on turf at Hanshin Racecourse.[1]

The Challenge Cup was first run in 1950 and has held Grade 3 status since 1984. The race was run at Kyoto Racecourse in 1966 and 1995 and at Chukyo Racecourse in 1979, 1990, 1991, 1994 and 2006. It was run over 1800 metres from 2012 to 2016.

Winners since 2000[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Time
2000 Mikki Dance 4 Tetsuzo Sato Toshiyuki Hattori 1:58.3
2001 Ibuki Government 5 Hiroshi Kawachi Kojiro Hashiguchi 1:59.4
2002 Tap Dance City 5 Tetsuzo Sato Shozo Sasaki 1:58.1
2003 Camphor Best 4 Katsumi Ando Yoshikatsu Sato 1:58.3
2004 Suzuka Mambo 3 Yutaka Take Mitsuru Hashida 2:01.6
2005 One More Chatter 5 Yuichi Fukunaga Yasuo Tomomichi 1:59.4
2006 Trillion Cut 6 Ryuji Wada Hidetaka Otonashi 1:57.4
2007 Inti Raimi 5 Tetsuzo Sato Shozo Sasaki 2:00.0
2008 Dream Journey 4 Kenichi Ikezoe Yasutoshi Ikee 1:58.5
2009 Captain Thule 4 Yuga Kawada Hideyuki Mori 2:00.0
2010 Captain Thule 5 Futoshi Komaki Hideyuki Mori 1:59.2
2011 Mikki Dream 4 Ryuji Wada Hidetaka Otonashi 1:59.6
2012 Shoryu Moon 5 Shinichiro Akiyama Shozo Sasaki 1:46.6
2013 Archimedes 4 Mickael Barzalona Hideaki Fujiwara 1:46.5
2014 Tosen Stardom 3 Yutaka Take Yasutoshi Ikee 1:45.9
2015 Fluky 5 Mirco Demuro Katsuhiko Sumii 1:46.1
2016 Meiner Honey 3 Daichi Shibata Hironuki Korita 1:46.5[2]
2017 Satono Chronicle 3 Mirco Demuro Yasutoshi Ikee 1:58.6[3]
2018 Air Windsor 4 Mirco Demuro Kazuya Nakatake 1:58.3[4]

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1984 - Nihon Pillow Winner
  • 1985 - Wakao Raiden
  • 1986 - Dokan Yashima
  • 1987 - President City
  • 1988 - Tanino Suesei
  • 1989 - Hatushiba Ace
  • 1990 - Foundry Popo
  • 1991 - Nuevo Tosho
  • 1992 - Let It Be
  • 1993 - Wish Dream
  • 1994 - Tsurumaru Girl
  • 1995 - My Shinzan
  • 1996 - Marvelous Sunday
  • 1997 - Shin Kaiun
  • 1998 - Run For The Dream
  • 1999 - Tsurumaru Tsuyoshi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Challenge Cup". Horse Racing in Japan.
  2. ^ "2016 result". Racing Post. 10 December 2016.
  3. ^ "2017 result". Racing Post. 2 December 2017.
  4. ^ "2018 result". Racing Post. 1 December 2018.