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Located in Tokyo Japan and built in 1933,
Tokyo Racecourse has 13,750 seats and a capacity of 223,00 fans.
Offering a view of Mt. Fuji to the southwest, this is the Japan Racing Association's largest racecourse. Many famous races are run here including the Japan Cup, Japan Cup Dirt, Japanese Derby (Tokyo Yushun), and the Yasuda Kinen.
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, a course where fancy footwork carries little weight. Tokyo demands the most from its runners and the best horses on a given day tend to win.
The track is the venue for many of Japan's top races, including the country's biggest and most prestigious, the Nippon Derby. Other group 1s run over the course in addition to the Yasuda Kinen are the Oaks, the international invitational Japan Cup and Japan Cup Dirt, NHK Mile Cup, the Autumn Emperor's Cup and the February Stakes.
Tokyo Racecourse records. The attendance record of 196,517 people set on May 27, 1990. The top turnover seen for a single day of races held at the course exceeded 72.6 billion yen on Derby Day, May 29 in 1994. The same day saw the course's turnover record for a single race, the Nippon Derby, set at just under 56.8 billion yen.
Address: 1-1 Hiyoshi-cho, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo 183-0024, Japan Admission: 200 Yen (live race day)