Japan Cup

The 38th running of Japan Cup (G1) in association with LONGINES

Invitational race

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Distance (surface):
2,400 meters, Turf (about 12 furlongs)
3yo & up
Tokyo Racecourse (Left-handed)
Maximum Number of Horses:
Early Nomination Close:
Tuesday, 9 October 2018
Early Nomination Reward:
Available to the connections
  making the Early Nomination and run in the Japan Cup
Late Nomination:
Please contact JRA offices
Nomination Fee:
Free of Charge
Deadline for arriving in Japan:
Thursday, 15 November 2018
Thursday, 22 November 2018
Declaration Fee:
Early Nomination Close (Free):9 October 2018 by noon local time


Age / Sex Northern Hemisphere Bred Southern Hemisphere Bred
4yo+ C, H & G 57 kg (126lbs) 57 kg (126lbs)
4yo+ F & M 55 kg (121lbs) 55 kg (121lbs)
3yo C & G 55 kg (121lbs) 53 kg (117lbs)
3yo F 53 kg (117lbs) 51 kg (113lbs)

General Conditions

    1. 1.Entries and participation in the races of the Japan Autumn International and other JRA races are subject to the Rules of Racing and Matters to be Instructed by Veterinary Officers of the Japan Racing Association. All visiting owners, trainers and jockeys must adhere to these rules.
    2. 2.Preliminary nominations must be submitted by fax or post to your nearest JRA Representative Offices or IRB Offices, or or via online e-nomination.
    3. 3.Please be fully acquainted with the contents of the "Rules for Horsemen"and particular sessions relating to medication and drugs, quarantine procedures, conduct of racing as written in the JRA English Language website "Horseracing in Japan" (http://japanracing.jp)
    4. 4.For further information and assistance, please contact your nearest JRA Representative Offices or IRB offices listed below.


Please forward inquiries to the Japan Racing Association and the following IRB offices.

Japan Racing Association

International Department Tokyo Head Office [JAPAN]
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
Akihiro Shinoda
General Manager
International Department
London Representative Office [ UK ]
4th Floor, 11 Argyll Street, London W1F 7TH, UK
Tel: +44-20-7437-5053, Fax: +44-20-7734-1984
Hiroyuki Matsumoto
Chief Representative
London Office
[In Paris]
46 Place Abel Gance 92655 Boulogne Cedex, FRANCE
Tel: +33-1-4910-9137
      +33-6-7942-5243 (Mobile)
Ms. Ayako Noda
Paris Representative
New York Representative Office [USA]
300 Main Street, Suite 401, Stamford, CT 06901, U.S.A.
Tel: +1-203-973-0661, Fax: +1-203-973-0665
Takahiro Uno
Chief Representative
New York Office
Hong Kong Representative Office [HONG KONG]
1705, Prosperity Millennia Plaza, 663 King's Road, North Point, Hong Kong
Tel: +852-2840-1566, Fax: +852-2840-1397
Hiroyuki Koezuka
Chief Representative
Hong Kong Office
Sydney Representative Office [Australia]
Suite 24, Level 26, 44 Market Street, Sydney NSW 2000 AUSTRALIA
Tel: +61-2-9089-8884, Fax: +61-2-9089-8849
Tsutomu Sekiguchi
Chief Representative
Sydney Office

International Racing Bureau Limited

-Head Office (Newmarket)

[United Kingdom]
Mr. Alastair Donald
Managing Director
Ms. Jane George
Company Secretary
Alton House, 117 High Street, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 9WL
Tel: +44-1638-668881 / Fax: +44-1638-665032
Ms. Chantal Chappuis 67, 14 ème Avenue, 60260 Lamorlaye,
Tel : + 33 9 61 33 63 81 Mob : + 33 6 07 76 32 34
Mr. David Conolly-Smith Kaulbachstr. 51, 80539 Munchen
Tel: +49-89-3303-8098 Fax: +49-89-3303-8790
Mob: +49-160-9674-7958
Ms. Franca Vittadini Parco di Oriano, Piazza L Bobbio 4, 21028 Sesto Calende Varese
Tel: +390-331-913178 Fax: +390-331-923120
[United States of America]
Ms. Cindy Niemetz 300, North Mountain Trail Avenue, Sierra Madre, California 91024
Tel: +1 626-355-9750 Fax: +1 626-836-0497
Mr. Philip Hauswald 198 Bellmore Street, Floral park, New York 11001
Tel: + 1 516 (697) 4513
[Australia ]
Mr. Jack Petley 102/14 Macleay Street, "Pomeroy". Potts Point 2011 Sydney, NSW,
Tel: +61-2-9380-6390 Fax: +61-2-9380-6435
[New Zealand]
Mr. Mike Dillon 8 Lilac Close Cambridge, 3434
Tel: +64-7-839-6453 Fax: +64-7-839-6453
Mobile: +64-21-839-6453