Kyoto Racecourse

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Kyoto Racecourse
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Kyoto Racecourse
Location Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan
Coordinates 34°54′25.35″N135°43′28.65″E / 34.9070417°N 135.7246250°E / 34.9070417; 135.7246250 Coordinates: 34°54′25.35″N135°43′28.65″E / 34.9070417°N 135.7246250°E / 34.9070417; 135.7246250
Owned by Japan Racing Association
Date openedDecember 1, 1925
Screened on KBS Kyoto
Kansai TV (Sun)
TVG Network (USA)
Course typeFlat, 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

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:Japan Association for International Racing and Stud Book, Kyoto Racecourse , retrieved 2020-08-16

Notable races

Grade I
Apr./May. Tenno Sho (Spring) Turf 3200m4yo +
Oct. Shuka Sho Turf 2000m3yo f
Oct. Kikuka Sho (Japanese St. Leger)Turf 3000m3yo c&f
Nov. Queen Elizabeth II Cup Turf 2200m3yo + f
Nov. Mile Championship Turf 1600m3yo +
Grade II
Jan. Nikkei Shinshun Hai (Handicap)Turf 2400m4yo +
Feb. Kyoto Kinen Turf 2200m4yo +
Apr. Yomiuri Milers Cup (Yasuda Kinen Trial)Turf 1600m4yo +
May Kyoto Shimbun Hai Turf 2200m3yo
Oct. Daily Hai Nisai Stakes Turf 1600m2yo
Oct. Kyoto Daishoten (Tenno Sho Trial)Turf 2400m3yo +
Oct./Nov. Swan Stakes (Mile Championship Trial)Turf 1400m3yo +
Grade III
Jan. Kyoto Kimpai (Handicap)Turf 1600m4yo +
Jan. Shinzan Kinen Turf 1600m3yo
Jan./Feb. Kyoto Himba Stakes Turf 1600m4yo + f
Jan/Feb. Silk Road Stakes (Handicap)Turf 1200m4yo +
Feb. Kisaragi Sho (NHK Sho)Turf 1800m3yo
May Heian Stakes Dirt 1900m4yo +
Nov. Miyako Stakes (Champions Cup Trial)Dirt 1800m3yo +
Nov. Fantasy Stakes Turf 1400m2yo f
Nov. Keihan Hai Turf 1200m3yo +
Nov. Kyoto Nisai Stakes Turf 2000m2yo
J-Grade II (Steeplechase)
May Kyoto High-Jump Turf 3930m3yo +
J-Grade III (Steeplechase)
Nov Kyoto Jump Stakes Turf 3170m4yo +

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