Sprinters Stakes

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

Sunday, 1 October 2017

1,200m, Turf
Nakayama Racecourse (Right-handed)
Maximum Number of Horses:
Nomination Close:
Tuesday, 15 August 2017
Nomination Fee:
Free of Charge
Deadline for arriving in Japan:
                 Thursday, 21 September 2017
Thursday, 28 September 2017
Declaration Fee:

2017 winner Red Falx

Nomination Close (Free):15 August 2017 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) 54 kg (119lbs)
3yo F 53 kg (117lbs) 52 kg (115lbs)
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 2017: Lord Kanaloa (30 September 2012) 1:06.7
Nakayama Racecourse

Watch the race in 2016