Principle Races

(Picture:Up to Date, 2015 Nakayama Grand Jump and 2015 Nakayama Dai-Shogai Winner, 2015 Japanese Best Steeplechase Horse)



  Jump Racing in Japan are held all the year over, and two or three races are programmed every week. Nakayama Grand Jump (JG1) in April and Nakayama Dai-Shogai (JG1) in December are the most valuable races in Japanese Jumps. They are said to be one of the richest jump races in the world because of their expensive prize money (¥135 million). No classification such as Hurdles and Steeplechase in Japan, but all grade races except for Nigata Jump Stakes (JG3) can be considered as Steeplechase because of their features of obstacles. Nakayama Grand Jump was a highly international race gathering contenders from AUS, NZ, IRE, FR, UK, and USA, and was won by St Steven (NZ), Karasi (AUS) and Blackstairmountain (IRE). Pegasus Jump Stakes in March is a prep race for Nakayama Grand Jump (JG1) and was won by Rand (NZ). Invitation system was largely changed in 2011 and the number of overseas challengers has been decreased, but Nakayama Grand Jump (JG1) has still attracted attention from all over the world.


Pegasus Jump Stakes (Nakayama)

Hanshin Spring Jump (JG2) (Hanshin)


Nakayama Grand Jump (JG1) (Nakayama) (2017 replay)


Kyoto High Jump (JG2) (Kyoto)


Tokyo High Jump (JG3) (Tokyo)


Kokura Summer Jump (JG3) (Kokura)


Nigata Jump Stakes (JG3) (Nigata)


Hanshin Jump Stakes (JG3) (Hanshin)


Tokyo High Jump (JG3) (Tokyo)


Kyoto High Jump (JG3) (Kyoto)


Illumination Jump Stakes (Nakayama)

Nakayama Dai-Shogai (JG1) (Nakayama) (2016 replay)