Japan Cup News

The Group 1 Japan Cup is due to run at Tokyo Racecourse this Sunday November 24, 2013. A total of 17 horses have accepted for a run in the 2013 Japan Cup, including Simenon. Simenon’s last start was in Australia when he ran an impressive fourth in the Group 1…


Japan Cup

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The Japan Cup is the premier horse race held in Japan every year and is recognised around the globe as one of the most prestigious and lucrative thoroughbred racing showdowns.

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Held at the esteemed Tokyo Racecourse, Fuchu, in late November every year as part of the elite racing action of the Japan Autumn International, the Japan Cup is Grade 1 race run over 2,400m on a left-handed turf track.

Entry into the Japan Cup field is by invitation only, adding to the allure and prestige of this internationally competitive event that showcases a wide array of overseas entries each year.

Japan Cup winners have come from all over with horses trained in Australia, New Zealand Britain and the United States all claiming victory in this coveted event.

With prize money set at approximately $5 million US, the Japan Cup is the richest turf race in the world, second in prize money only to the Dubai World Cup, and is part of the World Racing Series.

Japan Cup Info

  • Where: Tokyo Racecourse, Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan
  • When: Late November during the Japan Autumn International
  • Status: Grade 1
  • Distance: 2,400m
  • Track: Left-handed, turf
  • Prize Money: JP¥ 528,500,000 (approx. $5.4 million US)
  • 2011 Japan Cup: November 27

Betting on the Japan Cup

Australian punters can get in on the action of the Japan Cup as well thanks to the services of online bookmakers.

The Japan Cup is not as popular at the Melbourne Cup but still attracts a lot of interest.

Leading online betting sites such as bookmaker.com.au and SportsBet have odds and betting markets open on the Japan Cup, as well as many other famous international races, meaning you can enjoy a bet on the world’s richest turf race too!

Simply open an account with an online racing bookmaker like bookmaker.com.au, which only takes five minutes, deposit what you want to bet and then follow the easy-to-use links to bet on the Japan Cup online!