The venue is known as an especially difficult course to win on strategy alone with the mile course starting at the mouth of the backstretch, with a run of more than 500 meters that evens the chances of success for any draw. The course turns left for 400 meters before hitting the grueling Tokyo straight of 525 meters, the first 225 meters of which is uphill.
|Width||31 - 41m|
|Homestretch (final turn to finish)||525.9m|
|1,600m (T) Record Time as of January 2017:||Strong Return (3 June 2012) 1:31.3|