Hakodate Racecourse

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Hakodate Racecourse
函館競馬場
Hakodate Racecourse Main Stand 20100725C1.JPG
Hakodate Racecourse Main Stand
Location 12-2 Komaba-chō, Hakodate Hokkaidō, Japan
Coordinates 41°46′50.3″N 140°46′31.2″E / 41.780639°N 140.775333°E / 41.780639; 140.775333Coordinates: 41°46′50.3″N 140°46′31.2″E / 41.780639°N 140.775333°E / 41.780639; 140.775333
Owned by Japan Racing Association
Date opened 1896
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Course type Turf & Dird
Notable races Hakodate Kinen (GIII)
Official website

Hakodate Racecourse (函館競馬場 Hakodate-keibajō?) is a horse racing track in Hakodate, Japan, built in 1896. During the period between 2008 and 2009, Hakodate Racecourse was closed for renovation and refurbishment of the grandstand. Work was completed in June 2010.[1] As part of this refurbishment, Mitsubishi Electric installed a Diamond Vision Screen.[2] Races that were supposed to be held at Hakodate during that period were moved to Sapporo Racecourse. Hakodate Racecourse has both a grass course, and a dirt course.

Physical attributes[edit]

Main Turf Course[edit]

1000m, 1200m, 1700m, 1800m, 2000m, and 2600m races are run on the Main turf Course.

Length Width
A-course 1,627m A-course 29m
B-course 1,652m B-course 25m
C-course 1,677m C-course 21m

Dirt Course[edit]

1000m, 1700m, and 2400m races run on the dirt oval.

Length Width
1,476m 20m

Notable races[edit]

Month Race Distance Age/Sex
Grade III
June Hakodate Sprint Stakes Turf 1200m 3yo +
July Hakodate Nisai Stakes Turf 1200m 2yo
July Hakodate Kinen (Handicap) Turf 2000m 3yo +

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hakodate Racecourse". Horse Racing in Japan (Japan Association for International Horse Racing). 2010-10-10. Retrieved 2010-10-09. 
  2. ^ "Mitsubishi Electric Completes Installation of Main Diamond Vision Screen at Hakodate Racecourse". mitsubishielectric.eu. 2010-06-08. Retrieved 2010-10-09.