Satsuki Shō

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Satsuki Shō
Japanese 2,000 Guineas
皐月賞
Grade 1 race
Location Nakayama Racecourse, Funabashi, Chiba
Inaugurated 1939
Race type Thoroughbred Flat racing
Race information
Distance 2000 meters
Surface Turf
Track Right-handed
Qualification 3-y-o, Colts & Fillies
Weight Colt 57 kg, Filly 55 kg
Purse ¥ 184,700,000 (as of 2015)
1st: ¥ 97,000,000

The Satsuki Shō (皐月賞?) is a Japanese 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 14 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 1995[edit]

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
1995 Genuine Yukio Okabe Yasuhisa Matsuyama Sunday Racing Co. Ltd. 2:02.5
1996 Ishino Sunday Hirofumi Shii Kenji Yamauchi 2:00.7
1997 Sunny Brian N Onishi S Nakao Moriyasu Miyazaki 2:02.0
1998 Seiun Sky Norihiro Yokoyama Kazutaka Yasuda Masayuki Nishiyama 2:01.3
1999 T M Opera O Ryuji Wada Ichizo Iwamoto Masatsugu Takezono 2:00.7
2000 Air Shakur Yutaka Take Hideyuki Mori Lucky Field Co Ltd 2:01.8
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. Ltd. 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. Ltd. 2:01.7
2009 Unrivaled Yasunari Iwata Yasuo Tomomichi Sunday Racing Co. Ltd. 1:58:7
2010 Victoire Pisa Yasunari Iwata Katsuhiko Sumii Yoshimi Ichikawa 2:00.8
2011[1] Orfevre Ken-ichi Ikezoe Yasutoshi Ikee Sunday Racing Co. Ltd. 2:00.6
2012 Gold Ship Hirouki Uchida Naosuke Sugai Hidekazu Kobayashi 2:01.3
2013 Logotype Mirco Demuro Tsuyoshi Tanaka Teruya Yoshida 1:58.0
2014 Isla Bonita Masayoshi Ebina Hironori Kurita Shadai Race Horse Co Ltd 1:59.6
2015 Duramente Mirco Demuro Noriyuki Hori Sunday Racing Co. Ltd. 1:58.2
2016 Dee Majesty Masayoshi Ebina Yoshitaka Ninomiya Masaru Shimada 1:57.9
2017 Al Ain Kohei Matsuyama Yasutoshi Ikee Sunday Racing Co. Ltd. 1:57.8

1 The 2011 race took place at Tokyo Racecourse due to the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1939 - Rock Park
  • 1940 - World Mine
  • 1941 - St Lite
  • 1942 - Arbeit
  • 1943 - Dielec
  • 1944 - Kuri Yamato
  • 1945 - no race
  • 1946 - no race
  • 1947 - Tokitsukaze
  • 1948 - Hide Hikari
  • 1949 - Tosa Midori
  • 1950 - Kumono Hana
  • 1951 - Tokino Minoru
  • 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
  • 1964 - Shinzan
  • 1965 - Chitose O
  • 1966 - Nihon Pillow Ace
  • 1967 - Ryuzuki
  • 1968 - Martis
  • 1969 - Wild More
  • 1970 - Tanino Moutiers
  • 1971 - Hikaru Imai
  • 1972 - Land Prince
  • 1973 - Haiseiko
  • 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
  • 1983 - Mr. C.B.
  • 1984 - Symboli Rudolf
  • 1985 - Miho Shinzan
  • 1986 - Dyna Cosmos
  • 1987 - Sakura Star O
  • 1988 - Yaeno Muteki
  • 1989 - Doctor Spurt
  • 1990 - Haku Taisei
  • 1991 - Tokai Teio
  • 1992 - Mihono Bourbon
  • 1993 - Narita Taishin
  • 1994 - Narita Brian