Niigata Racecourse

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Niigata Racecourse
新潟競馬場
Niigata Racecourse 01.jpg
Niigata Racecourse
Location Kita-ku Niigata, Japan
Owned by Japan Racing Association
Date opened 1965
Course type Flat, Steeplechase
Notable races Ibis Summer Dash
Niigata Daishoten
Official website

Niigata Racecourse (新潟競馬場 Niigata keibajō?) is located in Kita-ku Niigata, Niigata. It is used for horse racing. It was built in 1965. The capacity of the stadium is 75,000.

Physical attributes[edit]

Niigata Race Course has a turf course with two distinct ovals, and a dirt course. Jump races are conducted using fences on the turf course.

The turf's outer oval (外回り sotomawari?) measures 2248m (1 1/4 miles + 144 feet), the inner oval (内回り uchimawari?) measures 1648m (1 + 42 feet) and the straight (直線 choksen?) measures 1000m (1/2 miles + 639 feet).

The dirt course measures 1,472 meters (7/8 miles + 207 feet).

Notable races[edit]

Month Race Distance Age/Sex
Grade III
May Niigata Daishoten (Handicap) Turf 2000m 4yo+
Jul. Ibis Summer Dash Turf 1000m 3yo+
Aug. Sekiya Kinen Turf 1600m 3yo+
Aug. Leopard Stakes Dirt 1800m 3yo
Aug. Niigata Kinen (Handicap) Turf 2000m 3yo+
Sep. Niigata Nisai Stakes Turf 1600m 2yo
J-Grade III (Steeplechase)
Aug. Niigata Jump Stakes Turf 3250m 3yo+

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°56′51″N 139°11′11″E / 37.947638°N 139.186452°E / 37.947638; 139.186452