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Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes

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History

ADMIRE MARS winning the Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes at Hanshin in Japan.
ADMIRE MARS winning the Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes at Hanshin in Japan. Picture: Japan Racing Association

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.
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Previous Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes Winners

DateHorseJockeyWTTrainerBP
ADMIRE MARS (JPN) 2C
DAIWA MAJOR (JPN) - VIA MEDICI (IRE) MEDICEAN (GB)
M DEMURO55.0Y TOMOMICHI6
DANON PREMIUM (JPN) 2C
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - INDIANA GAL (IRE) INTIKHAB (USA)
Y KAWADA55.0MITSUMASA NAKAUCHIDA1
SATONO ARES (JPN) 2C
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - SATONO AMAZONES (IRE) DANEHILL (USA)
H SHII55.0K FUJISAWA17
LEONTES (JPN) 2C
KING KAMEHAMEHA (JPN) - CESARIO (JPN) SPECIAL WEEK (JPN)
M DEMURO55.0KATSUHIKO SUMII15
DANON PLATINA (JPN) 2C
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - BADEELAH (USA) UNBRIDLED'S SONG (USA)
M EBINA55.0SAKAE KUNIEDA2
ASIA EXPRESS (USA) 2C
HENNY HUGHES (USA) - RUNNING BOBCATS (USA) RUNNING STAG (USA)
RYAN MOORE55.0T TEZUKA6
LOGOTYPE (JPN) 2C
LOHENGRIN (JPN) - STEREOTYPE (JPN) SUNDAY SILENCE (USA)
M DEMURO55.0TSUYOSHI TANAKA14
ALFREDO (JPN) 2C
SYMBOLI KRIS S (USA) - PRINCESS CAMELLIA (JPN) SUNDAY SILENCE (USA)
C WILLIAMS55.0T TEZUKA3
GRAND PRIX BOSS (JPN) 2C
SAKURA BAKUSHIN O (JPN) - ROSY MIST (JPN) SUNDAY SILENCE (USA)
M DEMURO55.0Y YAHAGI11
ROSE KINGDOM (JPN) 2C
KING KAMEHAMEHA (JPN) - ROSEBUD (JPN) SUNDAY SILENCE (USA)
F KOMAKI55.0K HASHIGUCHI8
SEIUN WONDER (JPN) 2C
GRASS WONDER (USA) - SEIUN KUNOICHI (JPN) SUNDAY SILENCE (USA)
Y IWATA55.0M RYOKE3
GOSHAWK KEN (USA) 2C
BERNSTEIN (USA) - ALLTHEWAYBABY (USA) GRAND SLAM (USA)
M KATSUURA55.0M SAITO1
DREAM JOURNEY (JPN) 2C
STAY GOLD (JPN) - ORIENTAL ART (JPN) MEJIRO MCQUEEN (JPN)
M EBINA55.0Y IKEE3
FUSAICHI RICHARD (JPN) 2C
KUROFUNE (USA) - FUSAICHI AIREDALE (JPN) SUNDAY SILENCE (USA)
Y FUKUNAGA55.0K MATSUDA12
MEINER RECOLTE (JPN) 2C
CHIEF BEARHART (CAN) - MIYAGI MINORU (JPN) TAI TEHM (JPN)
HIROKI GOTO55.0M HORII7
COSMO SUNBEAM (JPN) 2C
ZAGREB (USA) - ROBBIES RAINBOW (GB) RAINBOW QUEST (USA)
DARIO VARGIU55.0SHUICHI SASAKI1
EISHIN CHAMP (USA) 2C
MI CIELO (USA) - EISHIN MICHIGAN (USA) MANILA (USA)
Y FUKUNAGA55.0TSUTOMU SETOGUCHI5

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