Sprinters Stakes

The 8th Leg of the Global Sprint Challenge Sprinters Stakes(G1)

Sunday, 2 October 2016

1200m, Turf
Nakayama Racecourse
Maximum Number of Horses:
3yo 55kg / 4yo&up 57kg
Fillies & Mares: 2kg
Southern Hemisphere Bred born in 2013: 1kg

2016 winner Red Falx

Nomination Close (Free):11 October 2016 by noon local time

Nakayama Racecourse

Course Description

The Sprinters Stakes starts on the backstretch at Nakayama from a downhill of 200 meters to the first turn, which curves to the right for 400 meters before leading into a sharp final bend for the 310-meter straight - notorious to runners for the steep rise over the last 200 meters. While Nakayama generally tends to favor those who draw inside, the Sprinters Stakes has proven to be a level playing field with horses from the No. 1 post to No. 16 having finished inside the top three during the last decade.

Circumference 1,877.3m
Width 18 - 26m
Homestretch (final turn to finish) 310.0m
1,200m (T) Record Time as of January 2015: Lord Kanaloa (30 September 2012) 1:06.7
Nakayama Racecourse

Watch the race in 2015