Tokyo Derby

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Tokyo Derby
Local Grade I
(South Kanto Grade I) race
Location Oi Racecourse, Shinagawa, Tokyo
Inaugurated 1955
Race type Thoroughbred Flat racing
Race information
Distance 2,000 meters (About 10 furlongs)
Surface Dirt
Track Right-handed
Qualification 3-y-o
Weight colts & geldings 56kg / fillies 54 kg
Purse ¥71,400,000 (2011 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 was 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. Horses belonging to south kanto horseracing can run.

This is the second leg of triple crown race of mimami kanto horse racing following Haneda Hai.

Winners since 2001[edit]

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Time
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 Tosaki Takashi Ikeda 2:05.0
2008 Dream Sky Keita Tosaki Katsuyoshi Uchida 2:06.5
2009 Silent Sta-mem Masahiko Kaneko Katsuhisa Adachi 2:06.7
2010 Makani Bisty Keita Tosaki Makoto Matsuura 2:06.7
2011 Clave Secreta Keita Tosaki Masayuki Kawashima 2:06.5
2012 Pretiolas Kouta Motohashi Junpei Morishita 2:06.8
2013 Inside the Park Seiji Sakai Masato Hayashi 2:07.2
2014 Happy Sprint Hiroto Yoshihara Jyunpei Morishita 2:05.9
2015 Lucky Prince Tadanari Konno Satoshi Kokubo 2:07.5