Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes
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The Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes is a Grade 1 race run under Set Weight conditions for two year old colts and fillies at Hanshin racecourse conducted by the Japan Racing Association.
The Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes is run over 1600m. It was first run in 1949.
The Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes is worth JPY152,200,000 in 2019 (approx. AUD1.9million).
Hanshin racecourse is a right handed course with the start halfway up the back straight.
This is effectively the championship race for all the 2yos each year.
After previously being held at Nakayama, it was moved to Hanshin in 2014.
After winning this race in 2009 and good runs in the Japanese Classics, Rose Kingdom would controversially have a Japan Cup on the mantelpiece a year later.
Craig Williams won this race aboard Alfredo during a stint in 2011.
The trainers have spread this race around.
Notable winners of the Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes include Logotype (2012), Grand Prix Boss (2010), Rose Kingdom (2009), Eishin Preston (1999), Grass Wonder (1997), Bubble Gum Fellow (1995) and Narita Brian (1993).
The 2018 Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes was won by Admire Mars from Kurino Gaudi and Gran Alegria.
Previous Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes Winners
| ADMIRE MARS (JPN) 2C |
DAIWA MAJOR (JPN) - VIA MEDICI (IRE) MEDICEAN (GB)
|M DEMURO||55.0||Y TOMOMICHI||6|
| DANON PREMIUM (JPN) 2C |
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - INDIANA GAL (IRE) INTIKHAB (USA)
|Y KAWADA||55.0||MITSUMASA NAKAUCHIDA||1|
| SATONO ARES (JPN) 2C |
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - SATONO AMAZONES (IRE) DANEHILL (USA)
|H SHII||55.0||K FUJISAWA||17|
| LEONTES (JPN) 2C |
KING KAMEHAMEHA (JPN) - CESARIO (JPN) SPECIAL WEEK (JPN)
|M DEMURO||55.0||KATSUHIKO SUMII||15|
| DANON PLATINA (JPN) 2C |
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - BADEELAH (USA) UNBRIDLED'S SONG (USA)
|M EBINA||55.0||SAKAE KUNIEDA||2|
| ASIA EXPRESS (USA) 2C |
HENNY HUGHES (USA) - RUNNING BOBCATS (USA) RUNNING STAG (USA)
|RYAN MOORE||55.0||T TEZUKA||6|
| LOGOTYPE (JPN) 2C |
LOHENGRIN (JPN) - STEREOTYPE (JPN) SUNDAY SILENCE (USA)
|M DEMURO||55.0||TSUYOSHI TANAKA||14|
| ALFREDO (JPN) 2C |
SYMBOLI KRIS S (USA) - PRINCESS CAMELLIA (JPN) SUNDAY SILENCE (USA)
|C WILLIAMS||55.0||T TEZUKA||3|
| GRAND PRIX BOSS (JPN) 2C |
SAKURA BAKUSHIN O (JPN) - ROSY MIST (JPN) SUNDAY SILENCE (USA)
|M DEMURO||55.0||Y YAHAGI||11|
| ROSE KINGDOM (JPN) 2C |
KING KAMEHAMEHA (JPN) - ROSEBUD (JPN) SUNDAY SILENCE (USA)
|F KOMAKI||55.0||K HASHIGUCHI||8|
| SEIUN WONDER (JPN) 2C |
GRASS WONDER (USA) - SEIUN KUNOICHI (JPN) SUNDAY SILENCE (USA)
|Y IWATA||55.0||M RYOKE||3|
| GOSHAWK KEN (USA) 2C |
BERNSTEIN (USA) - ALLTHEWAYBABY (USA) GRAND SLAM (USA)
|M KATSUURA||55.0||M SAITO||1|
| DREAM JOURNEY (JPN) 2C |
STAY GOLD (JPN) - ORIENTAL ART (JPN) MEJIRO MCQUEEN (JPN)
|M EBINA||55.0||Y IKEE||3|
| FUSAICHI RICHARD (JPN) 2C |
KUROFUNE (USA) - FUSAICHI AIREDALE (JPN) SUNDAY SILENCE (USA)
|Y FUKUNAGA||55.0||K MATSUDA||12|
| MEINER RECOLTE (JPN) 2C |
CHIEF BEARHART (CAN) - MIYAGI MINORU (JPN) TAI TEHM (JPN)
|HIROKI GOTO||55.0||M HORII||7|
| COSMO SUNBEAM (JPN) 2C |
ZAGREB (USA) - ROBBIES RAINBOW (GB) RAINBOW QUEST (USA)
|DARIO VARGIU||55.0||SHUICHI SASAKI||1|
| EISHIN CHAMP (USA) 2C |
MI CIELO (USA) - EISHIN MICHIGAN (USA) MANILA (USA)
|Y FUKUNAGA||55.0||TSUTOMU SETOGUCHI||5|
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