Japan Horse Racing
The Group 1 Japan Cup is one of the most prestigious mile and a half races in the world. It takes place on the last Sunday of November at Tokyo Racecourse with prize money of $6 million. It is an all-aged conditions race with a maximum field of eighteen runners.
The Japan Cup regularly attracts top middle-distance horses from around the world with winners from North America, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, France, Germany and Italy.
Tokyo Racecourse is located in Fuchu city and was built in 1933. The grass track is a circuit of a mile and a quarter while the dirt track is just over a mile. Jump racing is also staged at the venue. Major renovations were undertaken between 2000 and 2007 including upgrading the Fuji View Stand and adding The Memorial 60 grandstand.
The track has one of the most stunning backdrops in sport with a magnificent view of Mount Fuji to the southwest. It is only a 30-minute ride by express train to central Tokyo. As well as the Japan Cup, Tokyo also hosts several other Group 1 races including the Japanese Derby, Japanese Oaks and the Tenno Sho.
Tokyo Racecourse Capacity
The Tokyo Racecourse is the largest in Japan and has a capacity of 223,000 with seating for 13,750. The record attendance of 196,517 was set in 1990 and the highest turnover for a single day exceeded 72.6 billion yen on Derby Day, 1994. The Nippon Derby alone attracted record turnover of almost 56.8 billion yen.
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Japan Cup 2018 Results
The Japan Cup 2018 took place on Sunday on the 25th of November. Japanese runner and favourite Almond Eye (JPN) made a historical run 2:20.6, breaking Alkaased’s (GB) record of 2.22.1 in 2005. Kiseki (JPN) came in second at 2:20.9 by a 1 ¾ margin, while Suave Richard (JPN) came in third at 2:21.5 by a 3 ½ margin.
Japan Cup 2019 Runners and Odds
The runners and odds list of the Japan Cup 2019 is now complete. The racecard is 24 hours prior to the race.
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- Rey De Oro – 7/2
- Suave Richard – 7/2
- Wagnerian – 9/2
- You Can Smile – 7/1
- Cheval Grand – 10/1
- Curren Bouquetd’or – 12/1
- Look Twice – 12/1
- Danburite – 14/1
- Etario – 14/1
- Makahiki – 16/1
- Muito Obrigado – 16/1
- Taisei Trail – 25/1
- Jinambo – 40/1
- Daiwa Cagney – 66/1
- Win Tenderness – 66/1
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