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Takarazuka Kinen

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History

mikki rocket winning the takarazuka kinen race at hanshin in japan
MIKKI ROCKET winning the Takarazuka Kinen Race at Hanshin in Japan. Picture: Japan Racing Association

The Takarazuka Kinen is a Grade 1 race run under Weight For Age conditions for three year olds and above at Hanshin racecourse conducted by the Japan Racing Association.
The Takarazuka Kinen is run over 2200m. It was first run in 1960 and won by Homare Hiro.
It is one of the two ‘All-Star’ races in Japanese horse racing along with the Arima Kinen. The majority of the runners in the field are selected by a vote from racing fans, while the remainder are determined by the amount of prizemoney won.
When first run it was over 1800m. From 1961 to 1965 the race was run over 2000m and since 1966 it has been run over its present distance.
The race is named after the city where Hanshin Racecourse is located.
The Takarazuka Kinen is worth JPY325,000,000 in 2019 (approx. AUD4million).
Hanshin racecourse is a right handed course with the start at the top of the home straight.
The 1995 and 2006 Takarazuka Kinens were run at Kyoto.
The five year olds have taken the last five runnings of the race.
Deep Impact took it out during his 2006 season where only the Arc was a defeat. It was a top win down in trip off the Tenno Sho (Spring).
The big grey Gold Ship could do some weird and wonderful things but he did win this race twice.
After winning the Hong Kong Vase the previous December, Satono Crown won the Takarazuka Kinen in 2017.
The jockeys have spread this race around with Ryuji Wada winning it 18 years apart following the great TM Opera O’s win in 2000.
Yasutoshi Ikee is a trainer with three wins in the last decade including the sometimes unbelievable Orfevre.
Notable winners of the Takarazuka Kinen include Satono Crown (2017), Lovely Day (2015), Gold Ship (2013/2014), Orfevre (2012), Admire Moon (2007), Deep Impact (2006), Sweep Tosho (2005), Tap Dance City (2004), TM Opera O (2000), Grass Wonder (1999), Mejiro McQueen (1993), Katsuragi Ace (1984), Haiseiko (1974) and Shinzan (1965).
The 2018 Takarazuka Kinen was won by Mikki Rocket from Werther and Noble Mars.
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Previous Takarazuka Kinen Winners

DateHorseJockeyWTTrainerBP
LYS GRACIEUX (JPN) 5M
HEART'S CRY (JPN) - LILISIDE (FR) AMERICAN POST (GB)
DAMIAN LANE56.0Y YAHAGI12
MIKKI ROCKET (JPN) 5H
KING KAMEHAMEHA (JPN) - MONEYCANTBUYMELOVE (IRE) PIVOTAL (GB)
R WADA58.0H OTONASHI4
SATONO CROWN (JPN) 5H
MARJU (IRE) - JIOCONDA (IRE) ROSSINI (USA)
M DEMURO58.0N HORI11
MARIALITE (JPN) 5M
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - CHRYSOPRASE (JPN) EL CONDOR PASA (USA)
M EBINA56.0T KUBOTA16
LOVELY DAY (JPN) 5H
KING KAMEHAMEHA (JPN) - POPCORN JAZZ (JPN) DANCE IN THE DARK (JPN)
Y KAWADA58.0Y IKEE16
GOLD SHIP (JPN) 5H
STAY GOLD (JPN) - POINT FLAG (JPN) MEJIRO MCQUEEN (JPN)
N YOKOYAMA58.0N SUGAI11
GOLD SHIP (JPN) 4H
STAY GOLD (JPN) - POINT FLAG (JPN) MEJIRO MCQUEEN (JPN)
H UCHIDA58.0N SUGAI10
ORFEVRE (JPN) 4H
STAY GOLD (JPN) - ORIENTAL ART (JPN) MEJIRO MCQUEEN (JPN)
K IKEZOE58.0Y IKEE11
EARNESTLY (JPN) 6H
GRASS WONDER (USA) - LETTRE D'AMOUR (JPN) TONY BIN (IRE)
TETSUZO SATO58.0SHUICHI SASAKI2
NAKAYAMA FESTA (JPN) 4H
STAY GOLD (JPN) - DEAR WINK (JPN) TIGHT SPOT (USA)
Y SHIBATA58.0Y NINOMIYA17
DREAM JOURNEY (JPN) 5H
STAY GOLD (JPN) - ORIENTAL ART (JPN) MEJIRO MCQUEEN (JPN)
K IKEZOE58.0Y IKEE9
EISHIN DEPUTY (JPN) 6H
FRENCH DEPUTY (USA) - EISHIN MCALLEN (USA) WOODMAN (USA)
H UCHIDA58.0AKIRA NOMOTO9
ADMIRE MOON (JPN) 4H
END SWEEP (USA) - MY KATIES (JPN) SUNDAY SILENCE (USA)
Y IWATA58.0H MATSUDA6
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) 4H
SUNDAY SILENCE (USA) - WIND IN HER HAIR (IRE) ALZAO (USA)
YUTAKA TAKE58.0YASUO IKEE8
SWEEP TOSHO (JPN) 4M
END SWEEP (USA) - TABATHA TOSHO (JPN) DANCING BRAVE (USA)
K IKEZOE56.0A TSURUDOME11
TAP DANCE CITY (USA) 7H
PLEASANT TAP (USA) - ALL DANCE (USA) NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)
TETSUZO SATO58.0SHUICHI SASAKI15
HISHI MIRACLE (JPN) 4H
SOCCER BOY (JPN) - SHUNSAKU YOSHIKO (JPN) SHADY HEIGHTS (GB)
KOICHI TSUNODA58.0M SAYAMA10
DANTSU FLAME (JPN) 4H
BRIAN'S TIME (USA) - INTER PYRENEES (JPN) SANQUIRICO (USA)
S FUJITA58.0KAZUAKI YAMAUCHI3

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