|Kyoto racecourse can be found in Western Japan in Fushimi-Ku in Kyoto and first opened its gates in 1924. It underwent a period of refurbishment completed in 1999 and has 4 courses. It holds 5 major meetings annually. Its principal races are the Japanese St Leger ( Kikuka Sho ), the Tenno Sho and the Queen Elizabeth Second Cup. It also holds 2 further Group 1 races.|
|The St Leger is for 3 year olds and is run over 3000 metres. Its inaugural running was in 1938 when Tetsumon prevailed. The most recent 2008 winner was the cutely named Oken Bruce Lee.|
|The Tenno Sho is unusual in that it is run in late April or early May over 3200 metres, and again in October when run over 2000 metres.|
|The Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup was first held in
1976 over 12 furlongs when Diamante was victorious. Yutaka Take claimed the race on 4
consecutive occasions from 2001-4, the last twice aboard Admire Groove.
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