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). NAR itself does not operate horse races.
In Japan, horse racing operated by local governments are called chiho keiba (Japanese : 地方競馬).
Here is the list of racetracks holding races operated by local governments (as of July 2019). All are oval flat dirt tracks except Obihiro (ban'ei) and Morioka (dirt outside and turf inside). Only four are left-handed (counter-clockwise), the others are right-handed (clockwise).
|Operator||Racetrack (L/R: Left/Right-handed)|
|Obihiro City||Obihiro Racecourse (Obihiro, Hokkaido) - Ban'ei race|
|Hokkaido Prefecture||Monbetsu Racecourse (Hidaka, Hokkaido) R|
| Iwate Prefecture |
|Morioka Racecourse (Morioka, Iwate) L|
|Mizusawa Racecourse (Oshu, Iwate) R|
| Saitama Prefecture |
|Urawa Racecourse (Minami-ku, Saitama, Saitama) L|
| Chiba Prefecture |
|Funabashi Racecourse (Funabashi, Chiba) L|
|Tokyo 23 Ward Cities||Ohi Racecourse (Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo) R|
| Kanagawa Prefecture |
|Kawasaki Racecourse (Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa) L|
| Ishikawa Prefecture |
|Kanazawa Racecourse (Kanazawa, Ishikawa) R|
| Gifu Prefecture |
|Kasamatsu Racecourse (Kasamatsu, Gifu) R|
| Aichi Prefecture |
|Nagoya Racecourse (Minato-ku, Nagoya, Aichi) R|
| Hyōgo Prefecture |
|Sonoda Racecourse (Amagasaki, Hyogo) R|
|Himeji Racecourse (Himeji, Hyōgo)R|
| Kōchi Prefecture |
|Kochi Racecourse (Kōchi, Kōchi) R|
| Saga Prefecture |
|Saga Racecourse (Tosu, Saga) R|
The following courses now hold only Japan Racing Association (JRA) races.
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