JRA Nakayama Racecourse - JAPAN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YONEYAMA
N 35° 43.600 E 139° 57.564
54S E 405888 N 3954131
Quick Description: Operated under JRA (Japan Racing Association), Nakayama Racecourse is one of the most popular racecourse in Japan.
Location: Chiba, Japan
Date Posted: 5/10/2009 8:45:53 AM
Waymark Code: WM6BRH
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member monkeykat
Views: 3

Long Description:
One and only Racecourse which has Jump (Steeplechase) Grade I races, Nakayama Grand Jump in April and Nakayama Daishogai in December.
Also, the Japanese triple crown starts here as Satsuki-sho in April; follwed by Nippon Derby at Tokyo Racecourse, and Kikuka-sho at Kyoto Racecourse.
In December, Christmas Illumination is decorated on the 20m high Japanese cedar. It is one of the largest live Christmas Tree in Japan.
At Nakayama racecourse, you won't miss the statue of "HAISEIKO", the most popular racehorse in Japanese history. I swear no one would deny this view!!

details in Wiki ---> (visit link)
Types of Races: Thoroughbred

Racing Season: From: 1/5/2009 To: 12/31/2009

Year Opened: 1/1/1928

Famous Races:
All races below is on Turf course Jan 5th Nakayama Kinpai (4yo+)(GIII: 2,000m) Mar Yayoi Sho (3yo)(GII: 2,000m) Apr Satsuki Sho (3yo)(JPN I: 2,000m) Apr Nakayama Grand Jump (4yo+)(Jump GI: 4,250m) Sep Sprinters' Stakes (3yo+)(GI: 1,200m) Dec Asahi-Hai Futurity (2yo c)(GI: 1,600m) Dec Nakayama Daishogai (3yo+)(Jump GI: 4,100m) Dec Arima Kinen (3yo+)(GI: 2,500m)

Additional Information:
Parking lot available but the number is very limited. Using train is highly recommended: Funabashi Hoten station (JR Musashino line) is the closest.

Racecourse Web Site: [Web Link]

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