Winners Tokyo Racecourse -
2,400 Meters, Turf,
3yo & up
Purse - JPY 528,500,000Previous winners of the Japan Cup with times and winning jockeys.
Course Description 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)