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Oka Sho (Japanese 1000 Guineas)
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The Oka Sho (Japanese 1000 Guineas) is a Grade 1 race run under Set Weight conditions for three year old fillies at Hanshin racecourse conducted by the Japan Racing Association.
The Oka Sho (Japanese 1000 Guineas) is run over 1600m. It was first run in 1939 and was won by Soul Lady.
The Oka Sho (Japanese 1000 Guineas) was worth JPY226,800,000 in 2019 (approx. AUD2.8million).
Hanshin racecourse is a right handed course with the start halfway up the back straight.
Some of the big name winners of the 1000 Guineas have ended up Japan Cup heroines.
Buena Vista would win the Oaks after this race. She would eventually win a Japan Cup after losing the 2010 edition on protest.
That meant Gentildonna remained the only horse to win two Japan Cups. The second one came after winning the Guineas earlier in her outstanding 2012.
Almond Eye maintained her sensational form. She won the 1000 Guineas, Japanese Oaks, Shuka Sho and Japan Cup – the latter in an incredible time.
The most successful recent jockey is Katsumi Ando with four since 2006. Christophe Lemaire has won the last two.
Hiroyoshi Matsuda has three recent wins as a trainer.
Notable winners of the Oka Sho (Japanese 1000 Guineas) include Gran Alegria (2019), Almond Eye (2018), Let's Go Donki (2015), Harp Star (2014), Gentildonna (2012), Apapane (2010), Buena Vista (2009), Daiwa Scarlet (2007), Dance In The Mood (2004), Still In Love (2003) and Oguri Roman (1994).
The 2019 Oka Sho (Japanese 1000 Guineas) was won by Gran Alegria from Shigeru Pink Dia and Chrono Genesis.
Previous Oka Sho (Japanese 1000 Guineas) Winners
| GRAN ALEGRIA (JPN) 3F |
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - TAPITSFLY (USA) TAPIT (USA)
|C P LEMAIRE||55.0||K FUJISAWA||8|
| ALMOND EYE (JPN) 3F |
LORD KANALOA (JPN) - FUSAICHI PANDORA (JPN) SUNDAY SILENCE (USA)
|C P LEMAIRE||55.0||SAKAE KUNIEDA||13|
| REINE MINORU (JPN) 3F |
DAIWA MAJOR (JPN) - DAIWA ANGEL (JPN) TAIKI SHUTTLE (USA)
|K IKEZOE||55.0||M HONDA||10|
| JEWELER (JPN) 3F |
VICTOIRE PISA (JPN) - BALDWINA (FR) PISTOLET BLEU (IRE)
|M DEMURO||55.0||K FUJIOKA||13|
| LET'S GO DONKI (JPN) 3F |
KING KAMEHAMEHA (JPN) - MARUTOKU (JPN) MARVELOUS SUNDAY (JPN)
|Y IWATA||55.0||T UMEDA||6|
| HARP STAR (JPN) 3F |
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - HISTORIC STAR (JPN) FALBRAV (IRE)
|Y KAWADA||55.0||H MATSUDA||18|
| AYUSAN (JPN) 3F |
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - BUY THE CAT (USA) STORM CAT (USA)
|CRISTIAN DEMURO||55.0||T TEZUKA||7|
| GENTILDONNA (JPN) 3F |
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - DONNA BLINI (GB) BERTOLINI (USA)
|Y IWATA||55.0||S ISHIZAKA||10|
| MARCELLINA (JPN) 3F |
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - MARBYE (IRE) MARJU (IRE)
|KATSUMI ANDO||55.0||H MATSUDA||8|
| APAPANE (JPN) 3F |
KING KAMEHAMEHA (JPN) - SALTY BID (USA) SALT LAKE (USA)
|M EBINA||55.0||SAKAE KUNIEDA||9|
| BUENA VISTA (JPN) 3F |
SPECIAL WEEK (JPN) - BIWA HEIDI (JPN) CAERLEON (USA)
|KATSUMI ANDO||55.0||H MATSUDA||9|
| REGINETTA (JPN) 3F |
FRENCH DEPUTY (USA) - ASPEN LEAF (JPN) SUNDAY SILENCE (USA)
|F KOMAKI||55.0||H ASAMI||15|
| DAIWA SCARLET (JPN) 3F |
AGNES TACHYON (JPN) - SCARLET BOUQUET (JPN) NORTHERN TASTE (CAN)
|KATSUMI ANDO||55.0||K MATSUDA||18|
| KISS TO HEAVEN (JPN) 3F |
ADMIRE VEGA (JPN) - LONG VIRGIN (JPN) NORTHERN TASTE (CAN)
|KATSUMI ANDO||55.0||H TODA||14|
| RHEIN KRAFT (JPN) 3F |
END SWEEP (USA) - MUST BE LOVED (JPN) SUNDAY SILENCE (USA)
|Y FUKUNAGA||55.0||TSUTOMU SETOGUCHI||17|
| DANCE IN THE MOOD (JPN) 3F |
SUNDAY SILENCE (USA) - DANCING KEY (USA) NIJINSKY II (CAN)
|YUTAKA TAKE||55.0||K FUJISAWA||9|
| STILL IN LOVE (JPN) 3F |
SUNDAY SILENCE (USA) - BRADAMANTE (USA) ROBERTO (USA)
|H MIYUKI||55.0||SHOICHI MATSUMOTO||9|
| ARROW CARRY (JPN) 3F |
LAST TYCOON (GB) - ARROW LUCY (JPN) SANQUIRICO (USA)
|K IKEZOE||55.0||KAZUAKI YAMAUCHI||15|