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
  • 2024 Purse: $265,000
  • 2024 Race Date: Saturday, March 23rd

The Fukuryu Stakes is the fourth race in the Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby Prep Races, offering the first four finishers 40-20-12-8-4 points respectively.

2023 Fukuryu Stakes Race Results

POST
HORSE
JOCKEY / TRAINER
WIN / PLACE
7
Mitono O
Takuya Kowata / Koji Maki
¥250 / ¥150
2
Mokku Mokku
Seina Imamura / Ryo Terashima
¥260
1
Hero Call
Taito Mori / Satoshi Kokubo
¥270
9
Eifer Teio
Takashi Fujikake / Ippo Sameshima
12
Oro y Plata
Shu Ishibashi / Hiroshi Miyamoto
6
Curren Alcantara
Keita Tosaki / Koichi Shintani
10
Vendaval y Rabiar
Hironobu Tanabe / Ryo Terashima
8
Maono Arashi
Takuya Ono / Shizuya Kato
4
Monde Plume
Akihide Tsumura / Takahiro Mizuno
5
Till Dawn
Masami Matsuoka / Hideyuki Mori

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

Year
Winner
Jockey / Trainer
Distance / Time
2023
Mitono O
Takuya Kowata / Koji Maki
1800 m / 1.51.9
2022
Delicada
Ryuji Wada / Naohiro Yoshida
1800 m / 1:52.1
2021
God Selection
Yuji Nakai / Teiichi Konno
1800 m / 1:52.1
2020
Herrschaft
Yusuke Fujioka / Kenji Nonaka
1800 m / 1:53.4
2019
Dare Flug
Akihide Tsumura / Nobuhiro Suzuki
1800 m / 1:53.2
2018
Don Fortis
Shu Ishibashi / Mitsunori Makiura
1800 m / 1:54.7
2017
Resonator
Takuya Kowata / Koji Maki
1800 m / 1:52.6
2016
Strong Burrows
Lemaire / Noriyuki Hori
1800 m / 1:52.4
2015
Cross Krieger
Yasunari Iwata / Yasushi Shono
1800 m / 1:53.0
2104
Runway Waltz
Keita Tosaki / Hidetaka Otonashi
1800 m / 1:53.0