Fukuryu Stakes

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Fukuryu Stakes Race Facts

  • Location: Nakayama Racecourse, Chiba, Japan
  • Inaugural Race: 2000
  • Distance: 1800 Meters
  • Track Type: Right-handed, Dirt
  • Age Qualifications: Three Year Olds
  • 2022 Purse: ¥18,000,000
  • 2022 Race Date: Saturday, March 26th

The Fukuryu Stakes is the fourth race in the Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby Prep Races, offering the first four finishers 40-16-8-4 points respectively.

2022 Fukuryu Stakes Race Results

POSTHORSEJOCKEY / TRAINERWIN / PLACE
4DelicadaRyuji Wada / Naohiro Yoshida¥810 / ¥370
8NotturnoYutaka Take / Hidetaka Otonashi¥340
2Peisha EsGenki Maruyama / Kazuo Konishi¥6,160
6OdilonKenichi Ikezoe / Tamio Hamada
1Ho O RouletteKazuo Yokoyama / Toru Kurita
5Jasper GreatAkira Sugawara / Hideyuki Mori
3Line of SoulSuguru Hamanaka / Hidetaka Otonashi
7Zeus BioKosei Miura / Shogo Hatabata

Exotic Payoffs:

  • Exacta (4-8) Paid: ¥310
  • Trifecta (4-8-2) Paid: ¥123,670

Watch the 2022 Fukuryu Stakes


History of the Fukuryu Stakes

First run in 2000, the Fukuryu Stakes currently sits as the fourth and final race in the Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby and offers the first four horses to finish 40-16-8-4 points respectively. Since its inception, the race has been held at the Nakayama Racecourse in Chiba.

Currently, three different riders are tied for most wins by a jockey: Hiroshi Kitamura (2000 & 2005), Yoshitomi Shibata (2001 & 2008), Hiroyuki Uchida (2004 & 2009), and Hirofumi Shii (2006 & 2012).


All Time Results for the Fukuryu Stakes

YearWinnerJockey / TrainerDistance / Time
2022DelicadaRyuji Wada / Naohiro Yoshida1800 m / 1:52.1
2021God SelectionYuji Nakai / Teiichi Konno1800 m / 1:52.1
2020HerrschaftYusuke Fujioka / Kenji Nonaka1800 m / 1:53.4
2019Dare FlugAkihide Tsumura / Nobuhiro Suzuki1800 m / 1:53.2
2018Don FortisShu Ishibashi / Mitsunori Makiura1800 m / 1:54.7
2017ResonatorTakuya Kowata / Koji Maki1800 m / 1:52.6
2016Strong BurrowsLemaire / Noriyuki Hori1800 m / 1:52.4
2015Cross KriegerYasunari Iwata / Yasushi Shono1800 m / 1:53.0
2104Runway WaltzKeita Tosaki / Hidetaka Otonashi1800 m / 1:53.0
2013Copano RickeyYuichi Fukunaga / Akira Murayama1800 m / 1:53.6
2012Hatano VainqueurHirofumi Shii / Kon Mitsugu1800 m / 1:53.5
2011No race held
2010Tohsen AresNorihiro Yokoyama / Yasuhiro Suzuki1800 m / 1:53.4
2009SuniHiroyuki Uchida / Naohiro Yoshida1800 m / 1:53.8
2008Nanyo RiverYoshitomi Shibata / Masahiro Ikegami1800 m / 1:53.0
2007Meisho AigleKenichi Ikezoe / Kaneo Ikezoe1800 m / 1:53.8
2006FriendshipHirofumi Shii / Katsuhiko Sumii1800 m / 1:54.3
2005Daiwa King ConHiroshi Kitamura / Sueo Masuzawa1800 m / 1:54.3
2004Meishoum NenoriHiroyuki Uchida / Futoshi Kojima1800 m / 1:55.2
2003Big WolfM Demuro / Tadashi Nakao1800 m / 1:54.1
2002DS ThunderMasaki Katsura / Tatsuo Fujiwara1800 m / 1:53.0
2001Tagano FortyYoshitomi Shibata / Toshimasa Hashimoto1800 m / 1:51.0
2000Meiner BrianHiroshi Kitamura / Toru Miya1800 m / 1:54.0