Elm Stakes

The Elm Stakes (Japanese エルムステークス) is a Grade 3 horse race for Thoroughbreds aged three and over, run in August over a distance of 1700 metres on dirt at Sapporo Racecourse.[1]

It was first run in 1990 and has held Grade 3 status since 1996. The first seven editions of the race took place at Hakodate Racecourse and it was also run at that track in 2013. The 2009 contest took place over 1800 metres at Niigata Racecourse

Winners since 2000

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Time
2000 Shinko Splendor 6 Norihiro Yokoyama Fumio Koga 1:42.8
2001 Engel Grosse 4 Yukio Okabe Tsutomo Niizeki 1:43.4
2002 Preeminence 5 Yoshitomi Shibata Keizo Ito 1:43.6
2003 Admire Don 4 Katsumi Ando Hiroyoshi Matsuda 1:43.8
2004 Personal Rush 3 Shinji Fujita Kenji Yamauchi 1:43.2
2005 Personal Rush 4 Shinji Fujita Kenji Yamauchi 1:44.9
2006 Hishi Atlas 6 Norihiro Yokoyama Takayoshi Nakano 1:43.0
2007 Meishi Tokon 5 Kenichi Ikezoe Isao Yasuda 1:43.3
2008 Ferrari Pisa 4 Yasunari Iwata Toshiaki Shirai 1:42.9
2009 Machikanenihombare 4 Hiroshi Kitamura Kazuo Fujisawa 1:51.1
2010 Courir Passion 5 Akihide Tsumura Ikuo Aizawa 1:43.5
2011 Renforcer 5 Norihiro Yokoyama Kiyoshi Hagiwara 1:44.2
2012 Roman Legend 4 Yasunari Iwata Hideaki Fujiwara 1:42.2
2013 Fleet Street 4 Hiroyuki Uchida Katsuhiro Sumii 1:42.0
2014 Roman Legend 6 Yasunari Iwata Hideaki Fujiwara 1:41.9
2015 Jebel Musa 5 Yasunari Iwata Masahiro Otake 1:43.0
2016 Riccardo 5 Hiroto Mayuzumi Yuichi Kuroiwa 1:43.5[2]
2017 London Town 4 Yasunari Iwata Kazuya Makita 1:40.9[3]
2018 Highland Peak 4 Kazuo Yokoyama Minoru Tsuchida 1:42.0[4]

Earlier winners

  • 1996 - Kyoto City
  • 1997 - Battle Line
  • 1998 - Taiki Sherlock
  • 1999 - Nihon Pillow Jupiter

References

  1. ^ "Elm Stakes". Horse Racing in Japan.
  2. ^ "2016 result". Racing Post. 14 August 2016.
  3. ^ "2017 result". Racing Post. 13 August 2017.
  4. ^ "2018 result". Racing Post. 12 August 2018.

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