JRA doubles Japan Cup winner's bonus money to $2 million
The Japan Racing Association announced that the bonus money for the winner of the 2017 Japan Cup will be increased to $2 million (previously $1 million), in an effort to attract the highest level horses to run in the JRA's flagship Grade 1 race of the autumn season.
The $2 million bonus will be provided to the winner of the upcoming Japan Cup, if the horse was a winner of any of the 24 designated races overseas this year, including the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Dubai Sheema Classic, King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes and Breeders' Cup Turf. For winners of such designated races, a bonus will be given for finishing runner-up ($400,000), third place ($250,000) and fourth place or below ($100,000) in the Japan Cup.
This year's Japan Cup will be run with a total purse of 648,000,000 yen (about $5.6 million) – with 300,000,000 yen (about $2.6 million) going to the winner. It will be held over 2,400m at Tokyo Racecourse on Sunday, Nov. 26.
Please refer to the following link for details on the Japan Cup bonus system.
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