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Japan Cup Winners
Tokyo Racecourse - 2,400 Meters, Turf,
3yo & up Purse - JPY 528,500,000
Previous winners of the Japan Cup
with times and winning jockeys.
The Japan Cup is run over 2400m on turf on a left-handed track. The race starts from the homestretch, about 300m from the winning post. The first 440m run to the first turn is flat, leading into the backstretch. After traveling 1100m, there is a gentle slope of 1.8m going down from 780m. From this point, there is a sharp rise of 1.2m for 60m, and after running flat for 80m, just before the third turn, there is another slope of 2.2m going down for 260m. Leading into the final 525m homestretch, there is a gradual rise of 30cm for 100m and a steady uphill of 2m for 120m, with a flat final 300m remaining to the winning post. This course can be exceedingly tricky to the unfamiliar jockey. It is best to save your horse for the late stretch run if possible.
Circumference - 2,083m
Width - 31-41m
A homestretch of - 525m (from turn to finish)
Track Record for 2,400m (turf) 2:22.1