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Japan Racing Association

The Japan Racing Association () is a public company established to operate Chūō Keiba (中央競馬 Central horse racing) and to manage racecourses, betting facilities, and horse-training facilities.

It was founded in 1954, according to the Horse Racing Law (競馬法 Keiba Hō) and the Japan Racing Association Law (日本中央競馬会法 Nippon Chūō Keiba Kai Hō) and is operated under the strict oversight of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (Japan).



  • Off course betting facilities "WINS"
  • Training Centers
    • Miho Training Center (Miho, Ibaraki)
    • Ritto Training Center (Ritto, Shiga)
  • Horseracing School (Shiroi, Chiba)
  • Equine Research Institute (Utsunomiya, Tochigi)
  • Equestrian Park (Setagaya, Tokyo)
  • Hidaka Yearling Training Farm (Urakawa, Hokkaido)
  • Miyazaki Yearling Training Farm (Miyazaki, Miyazaki)
  • Plaza Equus (Shibuya, Tokyo)
  • Gate J. (Osaka, Osaka)

Grade I and JPN I Races


  • The Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes (朝日杯フューチュリティステークス), Nakayama Turf 1600m (for Colts and Fillies)


  • The Oka Sho (Japanese 1000 Guineas) (桜花賞 Cherry Blossom Prize), Hanshin Turf 1600m (for Fillies)
  • The Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas) (皐月賞 May (Azalea) Prize), Nakayama Turf 2000m (for Colts and Fillies)
  • The Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) (優駿牝馬 Fine Fillies), Tokyo Turf 2400m (for Fillies)
  • The Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) (東京優駿 Tokyo Fine Colts and Fillies), Tokyo Turf 2400m (for Colts and Fillies)
  • The Shuka Sho (秋華賞 Autumn Flower Prize), Kyoto Turf 2000m (for Fillies)
  • The Kikuka Sho (Japanese St. Leger) (菊花賞 Chrysanthemum Prize), Kyoto Turf 3000m (for Colts and Fillies)

Three (or Four) -year-olds and up

Turf 1600m or less

Turf 1800m and over

  • The Tenno Sho(Spring) (天皇賞(春) the Emperor's Cup), Kyoto Turf 3200m (except Geldings)
  • The Takarazuka Kinen (宝塚記念 Takarazuka Commemoration), Hanshin Turf 2200m
  • The Japan Cup (International Invitational), Tokyo Turf 2400m
  • The Arima Kinen (Grand Prix) (有馬記念 Lord Arima yoriyasu Commemoration), Nakayama Turf 2500m

Dirt course


See also

External links


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