Japan Cup 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)