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 2021 is on November 28th
- Post Time: 15:40 (Tokyo Local Time)
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.
Tickets sell quickly for the Japan Cup. Don’t delay – reserve your tickets today!
Japan Cup 2020 Recap
When Kiseki was leading the race by 12 lengths 600 meters to the race, the question was: can he continue till the end? The answer: no. Jockey Lemaire riding Almond Eye saved enough stamina to run past Kiseki at the final 200 meters with Contrail and Daring Tact finishing 2nd and 3rd. By the way, Kiseki finished 8th, and Almond Eye had her last race. Top 3 results:
- 1st– Almond Eye | Odds: 6/4 | Trainer: S. Kunieda | Jockey: C. Lemaire
- 2nd– Contrail | Odds: 7/4 | Trainer: Y. Yahagi | Jockey: Y. Fukunaga
- 3rd– Daring Tact | Odds: 3/1 | Trainers: H. Sugiyema | Jockey: K. Matsuyama
Japan Cup 2021 Runners and Odds with Results
The runners and odds are not yet available.
Latest Update: 29/11/2020
Pick your runner from the list (odds by William Hill)
- Almond Eye – 6/4 (winner)
- Contrail – 7/4
- Daring Tact – 3/1
- Glory Vase – 18/1
- Curren Bouquetd’or – 28/1
- Kiseki – 40/1
- World Premiere – 50/1
- Mikki Swallow – 100/1
- Way To Paris – 100/1
- You Can Smile – 100/1
- Makahiki – 125/1
- Perform A Promise – 125/1
- Yoshio – 150/1
- Crescendo Love – 150/1
- Taurus Gemini – 150/1
Reserve your tickets now for one of the greatest International races of the sporting year!