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Japanese Classic Races

In horse racing in Japan, The Classics are a series of horse races run over the flat. Each classic is run once each year and is restricted to horses that are three years old. The five races are:

Race Date Distance Course
Oka Sho April 1,600 metre Hanshin
Satsuki Sho April 2,000 metre Nakayama
Yushun Himba May 2,400 metre Tokyo
Tokyo Yushun May / June 2,400 metre Tokyo
Kikuka Sho October 3,000 metre Kyoto

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