Kyoto Racecourse

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Kyoto Racecourse
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Kyoto Racecourse
Location Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan
Coordinates 34°54′25.35″N 135°43′28.65″E / 34.9070417°N 135.7246250°E / 34.9070417; 135.7246250Coordinates: 34°54′25.35″N 135°43′28.65″E / 34.9070417°N 135.7246250°E / 34.9070417; 135.7246250
Owned by Japan Racing Association
Date opened December 1, 1925
Screened on KBS Kyoto
Kansai TV (Sun)
TVG Network (USA)
Course type Flat, Steeplechase
Notable races Kikuka Sho
Tenno Sho (Spring)
Shuka Sho
Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup
Mile Championship
Official website

Kyoto Racecourse (京都競馬場, Kyōto-keibajō) is located in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. It is used for horse racing. It has a capacity of 120,000. It was built in 1999.

Physical attributes[edit]

Kyoto Race Course has two turf courses, a dirt course, and a jump course.

The turf's outer oval (外回り, sotomawari) measures 1894m and the inner oval (内回り, uchimawari) measures 1783m . A chute permits races to be run on either oval at distances between 1400m and 1800m. Races can be run on the "A Course" rail setting (on the hedge), the "B Course" setting (rail out 4 meters), the "C Course" setting (rail out 7 metres) or the "D Course" setting (rail out 10 meters).

The dirt course measures 1608 metres, with a 1400m chute.

Source: JAIR, Kyoto Racecourse, retrieved 2007-02-26 

Notable races[edit]

Month Race Distance Age/Sex
Grade I
Apr./May. Tenno Sho (Spring) Turf 3200m 4yo +
Oct. Shuka Sho Turf 2000m 3yo f
Oct. Kikuka Sho (Japanese St. Leger) Turf 3000m 3yo c&f
Nov. Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup Turf 2200m 3yo + f
Nov. Mile Championship Turf 1600m 3yo +
Grade II
Jan. Nikkei Shinshun Hai (Handicap) Turf 2400m 4yo +
Feb. Kyoto Kinen Turf 2200m 4yo +
Apr. Milers Cup (Yasuda Kinen Trial) Turf 1600m 4yo +
May Kyoto Shimbun Hai Turf 2200m 3yo
Oct. Daily Hai Nisai Stakes Turf 1600m 2yo
Oct. Kyoto Daishoten (Tenno Sho Trial) Turf 2400m 3yo +
Oct./Nov. Swan Stakes (Mile Championship Trial) Turf 1400m 3yo +
Grade III
Jan. Kyoto Kimpai (Handicap) Turf 1600m 4yo +
Jan. Shinzan Kinen Turf 1600m 3yo
Jan./Feb. Kyoto Himba Stakes Turf 1600m 4yo + f
Jan/Feb. Silk Road Stakes (Handicap) Turf 1200m 4yo +
Feb. Kisaragi Sho (NHK Sho) Turf 1800m 3yo
May Heian Stakes Dirt 1900m 4yo +
Nov. Miyako Stakes (Champions Cup Trial) Dirt 1800m 3yo +
Nov. Fantasy Stakes Turf 1400m 2yo f
Nov. Keihan Hai Turf 1200m 3yo +
Nov. Radio NIKKEI Hai Kyoto Nisai Stakes Turf 2000m 2yo
J-Grade II (Steeplechase)
May Kyoto High-Jump Turf 3930m 3yo +
J-Grade III (Steeplechase)
Nov Kyoto Jump Stakes Turf 3170m 4yo +

See also[edit]