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
  • 2023 Purse: ¥18,000,000
  • 2023 Race Date: Saturday, March 25th

The Fukuryu Stakes is the fourth race in the Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby Prep Races, offering the first four finishers 40-16-12-8-4 points respectively.

2023 Fukuryu Stakes Race Results

POSTHORSEJOCKEY / TRAINERWIN / PLACE
7Mitono OTakuya Kowata / Koji Maki¥250 / ¥150
2Mokku MokkuSeina Imamura / Ryo Terashima¥260
1Hero CallTaito Mori / Satoshi Kokubo¥270
9Eifer TeioTakashi Fujikake / Ippo Sameshima
12Oro y PlataShu Ishibashi / Hiroshi Miyamoto
6Curren AlcantaraKeita Tosaki / Koichi Shintani
10Vendaval y RabiarHironobu Tanabe / Ryo Terashima
8Maono ArashiTakuya Ono / Shizuya Kato
4Monde PlumeAkihide Tsumura / Takahiro Mizuno
5Till DawnMasami Matsuoka / Hideyuki Mori
3Fuji RapunzelTakezo Nagano / Fumimasa Takahashi
13DuskMiyabi Muto / Hirofumi Toda
11Gold BalancerHiroyuki Uchida / Shintaro Suzuki
14Lux FrontierAkira Sugawara / Mikio Matsunaga

Exotic Payoffs:

  • Exacta (7-2) Paid: ¥1,940
  • Trifecta (7-2-1) Paid: ¥11,880

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 40-16-12-8-4 points respectively. Since its inception, the race has been held at the Nakayama Racecourse in Chiba.

Currently, five 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), and Takuya Kowata (2017 & 2023).


All Time Results for the Fukuryu Stakes

YearWinnerJockey / TrainerDistance / Time
2023Mitono OTakuya Kowata / Koji Maki1800 m / 1.51.9
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