Japan Cup - Tokyo Racecourse - Tokyo Horse Racing Entries & Results - 日本语
Tokyo Racecourse is located in Fuchu, a short 30-minute ride by express train from central Tokyo. It is the Japan Racing Association's biggest racetrack, with a turf, dirt and jump course, and races are run to the left.

The turf course measures 2,083 meters around and 41 meters across at its widest point. The homestretch is just under 526 metres long. Tokyo's dirt course is 1,899 meters around and 25 meters wide. Its homestretch is just under 502 meters in length.

Tokyo Racecourse has always been known for its long stretch and sweeping turns. Tokyo Racecourse is a demanding test for champion runners and the best horses on a given day tend to win.

Bowing is a way to show respect in Japan, you will see the jockey's bow before mounting their horses for a race. They will also bow to the crowd after winning, especially big races.

Before and during a big race it is common for the crowd to be involved, making lot's of noise and shouting. The racecourse takes on a stadium type feel before a big race, akin to a world series baseball game in the United States. When the gates open for a big race, such as the Japan Cup, the crowd let's out a feverish roar. I guess it just makes the horses run faster.
 
List Of Major Races Held at Tokyo Racecourse
Month Race Distance Age/Sex
Grade I
Feb. February Stakes Dirt 1600m 4yo +
May. NHK Mile Cup Turf 1600m 3yo c&f
May. Victoria Mile Turf 1600m 4yo + f
May. Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) Turf 2400m 3yo f
May/Jun. Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) Turf 2400m 3yo c&f
Jun. Yasuda Kinen Turf 1600m 3yo +
Oct. Tenno Sho (Autumn) Turf 2000m 3yo +
Nov. Japan Cup Turf 2400m 3yo +
Grade II
Apr. Flora Stakes (Oaks Trial) Turf 2000m 3yo f
Apr./May Aoba Sho (Derby Trial) Turf 2400m 3yo
May Keio Hai Spring Cup Turf 1400m 4yo +
May Meguro Kinen (Handicap) Turf 2500m 3yo +
Oct. Mainichi Okan Turf 1800m 3yo +
Nov. Copa Republica Argentina (Handicap) Turf 2500m 3yo +
Nov. Keio Hai Nisai Stakes Turf 1400m 2yo
Grade III
Jan./Feb. Tokyo Shimbun Hai Turf 1600m 4yo +
Feb. Negishi Stakes Dirt 1400m 4yo +
Feb. Kyodo News Service Hai Turf 1800m 3yo
Feb. Diamond Stakes (Handicap) Turf 3400m 4yo +
Feb. Queen Cup Turf 1600m 3yo f
Jun. Unicorn Stakes Dirt 1600m 3yo
Jun. Epsom Cup Turf 1800m 3yo +
Oct. Fuchu Himba Stakes Turf 1800m 3yo + f
Oct. Fuji Stakes Turf 1600m 3yo +
Oct./Nov. Musashino Stakes Dirt 1600m 3yo +
Nov. Tokyo Sports Hai Nisai Stakes Turf 1800m 2yo
 

List Of Major Racecourses in Japan

  • Tokyo Racecourse - Granddaddy of racecourses in Japan.

    The major races are the Japan Cup (G1), the Tokyo Yushun (the Japanese Derby), the Tenno Sho (autumn; G1), the Yasuda Kinen (G1), the Yushun Himba (the Japanese Oaks), the February Stakes (G1), the NHK Mile Cup and the Victoria Mile.

  • Nakayama Racecourse
  • Kyoto Racecourse
  • Hanshin Racecourse
  • Sapporo Racecourse
  • Hakodate Racecourse
  • Fukushima Racecourse
  • Niigata Racecourse
  • Chukyo Racecourse
  • Kokura Racecourse


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