National Association of Racing

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The National Association of Racing (Japanese: 地方競馬全国協会 Chiho Keiba Zenkoku Kyokai, or NAR) is the authority for horse races operated by local governments in Japan (Prefectures, cities/towns/villages or unions of them).[1] NAR itself does not operate horse races.[2]

In Japan, horse racing operated by local governments are called chiho keiba (Japanese: 地方競馬).

Racetracks[edit]

Here is the list of racetracks holding races operated by local governments (as of June 2015).

Operator Racetrack
Obihiro City Obihiro Racecourse (Obihiro, Hokkaido) - Ban'ei race
Hokkaido Prefecture Monbetsu Racecourse (Hidaka, Hokkaido)
Iwate Prefecture
Morioka City
Oshu city
Morioka Racecourse (Morioka, Iwate)
Mizusawa Racecourse (Oshu, Iwate)
Saitama Prefecture
Saitama City
Urawa Racecourse (Minami-ku, Saitama, Saitama)
Chiba Prefecture
Funabashi City
Narashino City
Funabashi Racecourse (Funabashi, Chiba)
Tokyo 23 Ward Cities Ohi Racecourse (Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo)
Kanagawa Prefecture
Kawasaki City
Kawasaki Racecourse (Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa)
Ishikawa Prefecture
Kanazawa City
Kanazawa Racecourse (Kanazawa, Ishikawa)
Gifu Prefecture
Kasamatsu Town
Ginan town
Kasamatsu Racecourse (Kasamatsu, Gifu)
Aichi Prefecture
Nagoya City
Nagoya Racecourse (Minato-ku, Nagoya, Aichi)
Hyōgo Prefecture
Amagasaki City
Sonoda Racecourse (Amagasaki, Hyogo)
Kōchi Prefecture
Kōchi City
Kochi Racecourse (Kōchi, Kōchi)
Saga Prefecture
Tosu City
Saga Racecourse (Tosu, Saga)

Racetracks used to hold prefectural/municipal races[edit]

The following courses now hold only Japan Racing Association (JRA) races.

Inactive NAR Racetrack[edit]

Defunct NAR Racetracks[edit]

  • Nakatsu Racecourse: Ended racing on March 22, 2001.
  • Sanjo Racecourse: Ended racing on August 16, 2001.
  • Masuda Racecourse: Ended racing on August 16, 2002.
  • Ashikaga Racecourse: Ended racing on March 3, 2003.
  • Kaminoyama Racecourse: Ended racing on November 11, 2003.
  • Takasaki Racecourse: Ended racing on December 31, 2004.
  • Utsunomiya Racecourse: Ended racing on March 14, 2005.
  • Iwamizama Racecourse: Ended racing on October 2, 2006.
  • Kitami Racecourse: Ended racing on November 27, 2006.
  • Asahikawa Racecourse: Ended racing in October 16, 2008.
  • Arao Racecourse: Ended racing on December 23, 2011.
  • Fukuyama Racecourse: Ended racing on March 24, 2013.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Racing by Local Governments". National Association of Racing. Retrieved 6 October 2016. 
  2. ^ 地方競馬全国協会 (in Japanese). Japan Racing Association. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 

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