Champions Cup

The 23rd running of Champions Cup (G1)

Sunday, 4th December, 2022

Distance (surface):
1,800 meters, Dirt (about 9 furlongs)
Age:
3yo & up
Racecourse:
Chukyo Racecourse (Left-handed)
Maximum Number of Horses:
16
Nomination Close:
Tuesday, 4th October, 2022
Nomination Fee:
Free of Charge
Deadline for arriving in Japan:
Thursday, 24th November, 2022
Declaration:
Thursday, 1st December, 2022
Declaration Fee:
¥300,000

* Nominated foreign horses of the Champions Cup (G1) will be automatically nominated for the Tokyo Daishoten (G1), scheduled to be held at NAR's Oi Racecourse in December 2022.

Nomination Close (Free): Tuesday, 4th October, 2022 by noon local time

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Past Winners

Winner (Country Trained) Time Jockey 2nd 3rd
2000 Wing Arrow (JPN) 2:07.2 Y. Okabe Sanford City (JPN) Lord Sterling (USA)
2001 Kurofune (JPN) 2:05.9 Y. Take Wing Arrow (JPN) Miracle Opera (JPN)
2002* Eagle Cafe (JPN) 1:52.2 L. Dettori Regent Bluff (JPN) Admire Don (JPN)
2003 Freetstreet Dancer (USA) 2:09.2 J. Coat Admire Don (JPN) Hagino High Grade (JPN)
2004 Time Paradox (JPN) 2:08.7 Y. Take Admire Don (JPN) Gene Crisis (JPN)
2005 Kane Hekili (JPN) 2:08.0 Y. Take Seeking the Dia (JPN) Star King Man (JPN)
2006 Alondite (JPN) 2:08.5 H. Goto Seeking the Dia (JPN) Field Rouge (JPN)
2007 Vermilion (JPN) 2:06.7 Y. Take Field Rouge (JPN) Sunrise Bacchus (JPN)
2008** Kane Hekili (JPN) 1:49.2 C. Lemaire Meisho Tokon (JPN) Vermilion (JPN)
2009 Espoir City(JPN) 1:49.9 T. Sato Silk Mobius(JPN) Golden Ticket(JPN)
2010 Transcend (JPN) 1:48.9 S. Fujita Glorious Noah (JPN) Admire Subaru (JPN)
2011 Transcend (JPN) 1:50.6 S. Fujita Wonder Acute (JPN) Espoir City (JPN)
2012 Nihonpiro Ours (JPN) 1:48.8 M. Sakai Wonder Acute (JPN) Hokko Tarumae (JPN)
2013 Belshazzar (JPN) 1:50.4 C. Lemaire Wonder Acute (JPN) Hokko Tarumae (JPN)
2014*** Hokko Tarumae (JPN) 1:51.0 H. Miyuki Namura Victor (JPN) Roman Legend (JPN)
2015 Sambista (JPN) 1:50.4 M. Demuro Nonkono Yume (JPN) Sound True (JPN)
2016 Sound True (JPN) 1:50.1 T. Ono Awardee (USA) Asukano Roman (JPN)
2017 Gold Dream(JPN) 1:50.1 R. Moore T M Jinsoku(JPN) Copano Rickey(JPN)
2018 Le Vent Se Leve (JPN) 1:50.1 M. Demuro Westerlund (JPN) Sunrise Soar (JPN)
2019 Chrysoberyl (JPN) 1:48.5 Y. Kawada Gold Dream (JPN) Inti (JPN)
2020 Chuwa Wizard (JPN) 1:49.3 K. Tosaki Gold Dream (JPN) Inti (JPN)
2021 T O Keynes (JPN) 1:49.7 K. Matsuyama Chuwa Wizard (JPN) Another Truth (JPN)
  • * The race was held at Nakayama Racecourse, shortening the distance to 1,800m.
  • ** The venue was changed to Hanshin Racecourse, shortening the distance to 1,800m.
  • *** The venue was changed to Chukyo Racecourse.

Photo / Video / Result

2021
2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
  • Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)
    Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)

    Dec. 1, 2013
    Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)

  • Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)
    Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)

    Dec. 1, 2013
    Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)

2012
  • Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)
    Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)

    Dec. 2, 2012
    Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)

  • Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)
    Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)

    Dec. 2, 2012
    Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)

2011
  • Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)
    Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)

    Dec. 4, 2011
    Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)

  • Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)
    Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)

    Dec. 4, 2011
    Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)

2010
  • Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)
    Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)

    Dec. 5, 2010
    Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)

  • Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)
    Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)

    Dec. 5, 2010
    Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)

2009
  • Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)
    Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)

    Dec. 6, 2009
    Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)

  • Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)
    Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)

    Dec. 6, 2009
    Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)

2008
  • Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)
    Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)

    Dec. 7, 2008
    Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)

  • Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)
    Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)

    Dec. 7, 2008
    Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)

2007
  • Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)
    Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)

    Nov. 24, 2007
    Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)

  • Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)
    Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)

    Nov. 24, 2007
    Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)

2006
  • Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)
    Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)

    Nov. 25, 2006
    Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)

  • Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)
    Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)

    Nov. 25, 2006
    Japan Cup Dirt (International Invitational) (G1)

2005
2004
2003
2002
2001