Japanese Classics Entries / Declaration Procedures

1. Japanese Classics

The Japanese Classics are principal five races for three years olds listed herein.

*Entry/First Declarations for 2014 born thoroughbreds (2017 Japanese Classics) closed at noon on Friday, 28 October, 2016.

Oka Sho (Japanese 1000 Guineas) G1

Hanshin Racecourse (Right-handed)
9 April 2017/1,600m Turf
for three years old fillies only
Weights: 55kg

Entry to close by noon on 28 October 2016  
First Declaration by noon on 28 October 2016 JPY 10,000
Second Declaration
(if not withdrawn)
by noon on 27 January 2017 JPY 30,000
Third Declaration
(selected horse only)
26 March 2017 JPY 360,000
Supplementary Entry (nomination by 28 February 2017) JPY 2,000,000

Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas) G1

Nakayama Racecourse (Right-handed)
16 April 2017/2,000m Turf
for three years old only, entire colts and fillies
Weights: colts 57kg fillies 55kg

Entry to close by noon on 28 October 2016  
First Declaration by noon on 28 October 2016 JPY 10,000
Second Declaration
(if not withdrawn)
by noon on 27 January 2017 JPY 30,000
Third Declaration
(selected horse only)
2 April 2017 JPY 360,000
Supplementary Entry (nomination by 28 February 2017) JPY 2,000,000

Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) G1

Tokyo Racecourse (Left-handed)
21 May 2017/2,400m Turf
for three years old fillies only
Weights: 55kg

Entry to close by noon on 28 October 2016  
First Declaration by noon on 28 October 2016 JPY 10,000
Second Declaration
(if not withdrawn)
by noon on 27 January 2017 JPY 30,000
Third Declaration
(selected horse only)
7 May 2017 JPY 360,000
Supplementary Entry (nomination by 11 April 2017) JPY 2,000,000

Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) G1

Tokyo Racecourse (Left-handed)
28 May 2017/2,400m Turf
for three years old only, entire colts and fillies
Weights: colts 57kg fillies 55kg

Entry to close by noon on 28 October 2016  
First Declaration by noon on 28 October 2016 JPY 10,000
Second Declaration
(if not withdrawn)
by noon on 27 January 2017 JPY 30,000
Third Declaration
(selected horse only)
14 May 2017 JPY 360,000
Supplementary Entry (nomination by 11 April 2017) JPY 2,000,000

Kikuka Sho (Japanese St. Leger) G1

Kyoto Racecourse (Right-handed)
22 October 2017/3,000m Turf
for three years old only, entire colts and fillies
Weights: colts 57kg fillies 55kg

Entry to close by noon on 28 October 2016  
First Declaration by noon on 28 October 2016 JPY 10,000
Second Declaration
(if not withdrawn)
by noon on 27 January 2017 JPY 30,000
Third Declaration
(selected horse only)
9 October 2017 JPY 360,000
Supplementary Entry (nomination by 12 September 2017) JPY 2,000,000

2. Entry/Declaration

For the aforementioned five races of the Japanese Classics, it is necessary to forward entry and declarations (1st to 3rd declarations and final declaration to run) for each race to the JRA by the designated time. Entry and first declaration closing date is normally set at noon on the fourth Friday in October, Japan time. Second declaration closing date is normally set at noon on the fourth Friday in the following January, Japan time, if not withdrawn. For overseas horses selected to run by the JRA Selection Committee, third declaration must be made by the closing date, normally two weeks before the race. All declarations must be accompanied by relevant fees, lodged in the account of JRA (bank details below) by noon of each closing point. Declaration fees are non-refundable. Nomination/declaration form must be submitted each time by fax or by post to the address designated by JRA.

PLEASE COMPLETE ONE NOMINATION/DECLARATION FORM PER HORSE.

3. Supplementary Entry

Supplementary entry for overseas horses can be made for each of the aforementioned races by horses which were not previously entered, on the condition that the horse has made the nomination for supplementary entry by the closing date and be selected to run by the JRA Selection Committee. Closing date for the nomination for supplementary entry will be announced in due course but it is usually around 50 days before the races (free of charge). Nomination must be made by lodging the Supplementary Nomination form by fax or post to the address designated by JRA. Supplementary nominees selected to run must make supplementary entry and declaration (usually two weeks before the race), accompanied by relevant form and supplementary entry fee lodged in the account of JRA (bank details below) by no later than close of business of the week of the closing date. Supplementary entry fee is non-refundable.

4. Selection of Overseas Runners

Selection of overseas runners for each race will be assessed on their relative merits by the JRA Selection Committee, who will consider various relevant factors, such as international rating and record of G1 or G2 race at the time of closing of nomination for supplementary entry.

5. Applicants

Entries can only be made by the owner of the horse. First and second declaration can also be made by an owner who is not registered as horse owner by each authority. Third declaration or supplementary entry can only be lodged by the owner duly registered by JRA.

6. Qualification for Runners

2014 born thoroughbreds are only applicable. Geldings are not applicable. Entries for horses not registered as a racehorse by each authority at the time of closing of first and second declaration can also be accepted.

  • *Entry/First Declarations for 2015 born thoroughbreds will close at noon in late October 2017.

7. Completion of Declaration

Declaration for the race will be completed when first to third declarations has been made followed by the final declaration to run. Declaration fees are non-refundable.

8. Stakes Money

Total Declaration Fee will be distributed to the owners according to the following percentage,

Winner:

70%

2nd:

20%

3rd:

10%

9. Others

Further details and additional information not mentioned herein will be announced in due course. JRA reserves the right to postpone, transfer or vary the terms and conditions of any race under the Rules of Racing of JRA.

10. Payment to be made by the Owner

First Entry/Declaration (for each race) JPY 10,000
Second Declaration (for each race) JPY 30,000
Third Declaration (for each race) JPY 360,000
Supplementary Entry (for each race) JPY 2,000,000

Payments must be remitted by bank transfer by each designated closing time. Please be sure that the payment is made in Japanese Yen. All bank charges and commissions (including paying bank charges) are to be paid by the owner.

Bank Details

Account Holde JAPAN RACING ASSOCIATION
Account Number 0005-001-7834038
Bank The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
Head Office, Tokyo, Japan
Bank Address 2-7-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Swift Code BOTKJPJT

Please fill in the name of your horse and race on the message section of the application form for foreign remittance transactions so that JRA can confirm from whom the bank transfer was sent.

11. Contact Address

JRA Head Office
International Department

Roppongi Hills Gate Tower, 11-1, Roppongi 6-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8401 Japan

Tel:
+81-3-5785-7373
Fax:
+81-3-5785-7376
Email:
inter@jra.go.jp

JRA London Representative Office

4th Floor, 11 Argyll Street, London W1F 7TH, UK

Tel:
+44-20-7437-5053
Fax:
+44-20-7734-1984
Email:
jralon@jrauk.com

[ In Paris ]
Ms. Ayako Noda

46 Place Abel Gance 92655 Boulogne Cedex, FRANCE

Tel:
+33-1-4910-9137
+33-6-7942-5243 (Mobile)
Email:
jraparis@gmail.com

JRA New York Representative Office

300 Main Street, Suite 401, Stamford, CT 06901, U.S.A.

Tel:
+1-203-973-0661
Fax:
+1-203-973-0665
Email:
info@nyjra.com

JRA Hong Kong Representative Office

1705, Prosperity Millennia Plaza, 663 King's Road, North Point, Hong Kong

Tel:
+852-2840-1566
Fax:
+852-2840-1397
Email:
racing@jra.com.hk

JRA Sydney Representative Office

Suite 22, Level 26, 44 Market Street, Sydney NSW 2000 AUSTRALIA

Tel:
+61-2-9089-8884
Fax:
+61-2-9089-8849
Email:
sydneyoffice@jraaus.com