Japanese Classic Races

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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 intact horses that are three years old (i.e., excluding geldings). 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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