2019 Hanshin Juvenile Fillies: Race History

The younger Japanese horses get a taste of the big race atmosphere with the running of the Hanshin Juvenile Fillies at Hanshin on Sunday.

Vodka parading before winning Japan Cup in 2009
Vodka parading before winning Japan Cup in 2009 Picture: Racing and Sports

Vodka turned into a great horse and she won in 2006. Will the Hanshin Juvenile Fillies (1600m) at Hanshin on Sunday produce a quality stayer?

2019 HANSHIN JUVENILE FILLIES - RACE HISTORY AND BACKGROUND

The Hanshin Juvenile Fillies is a Grade 1 race run under Set Weight conditions for two year old fillies at Hanshin racecourse conducted by the Japan Racing Association.

The Hanshin Juvenile Fillies is run over 1600m. It was first run in 1949.

The Hanshin Juvenile Fillies is worth JPY140,200,000 in 2019.

Hanshin racecourse is a right handed course with the start halfway up the back straight.

This is effectively the championship race for the 2yo fillies each year.

Some of those to graduate onto bigger things and do the Juvenile Fillies/Japanese Oaks double include Soul Stirring, Apapane and Buena Vista while Vodka won the Fillies and then would go on to win the Derby instead.

Some of the big name riders to win this include Yutaka Take, Michael Kinane, Olivier Peslier and Christophe Lemaire.

Hiroyoshi Matsuda won it three times in four years from 2008.

Notable winners of the Hanshin Juvenile Fillies include Soul Stirring (2016), Major Emblem (2015), Apapane (2009), Buena Vista (2008) and Vodka (2006).

The 2018 Hanshin Juvenile Fillies was won by Danon Fantasy from Chrono Genesis and Beach Samba.


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