Monday, April 23, 2007

2007 Tenno Sho Spring

The Tenno Sho Spring(G1) will take place this Sunday at Kyoto Racecourse. 20 runners have been nominated for the 3,200-meer traditional event. It will be a wide-open contest. A maximum field of 18 is expected to set for it.

Brief history
The Tenno Sho(Emperor's Cup) is a biannual race, taking place in Spring at Kyoto and Autumn at Tokyo. The Tenno Sho Spring(so called in 1948 for the first time) was inaugurated in 1938 at Hanshin over 2,700 meters. In 1939, the race was run over 3,200 meters for the first time. War caused the race to be suspended in 1945 and 1946. The door was opened for a limited number of foreign-breds in 2000. The traditional Spring edition is the biggest and most important race for routers.

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