• Japan Autumn International
  • Japan Cup
  • Champions Cup
  • Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup
  • Mile Championship

Click here for Online registration

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

Japan Cup
  • News & Results
  • Prize Money & Bonuses
  • Course Description
  • Hospitality & Schedule for runners
  • Quarantine Center
  • Horsemen's Information

Japan Cup Related News

2015.11.29 Shonan Pandora puts lid on Japan Cup
2015.11.29 Shonan Pandora Tops International Field for Japan Cup Victory | view video |
2015.11.28 Morning line for Japan Cup (G1)(as of November 28)
2015.11.28 JRA Race Programme [Japan Cup (G1) day races - November 29]
2015.11.28 Japan Cup (G1) - Training Report of Foreign Entry (as of November 28)
2015.11.27 Japan Cup (G1) - Training Report of Foreign Entry (as of November 27)
2015.11.27 2015 Japan Cup (G1) in association with Longines - comments from Japanese runners' connections
2015.11.26 Barrier Draw - Japan Cup (G1)
2015.11.26 Japan Cup (G1) - Training Report of Foreign Entries (Joint Press Conference:Nov. 26)
2015.11.26 2015 Japan Cup (G1) - comments from three Japanese runners' connections
2015.11.26 Barrier Draw - Japan Cup (G1)
2015.11.26 2015 Japan Cup (G1) - Profile of Japanese Horses
2015.11.26 2015 Japan Cup (G1) - Profile of Invited Horses
2015.11.25 Japan Cup (G1) - Training Report of Foreign Entry (as of November 25)
2015.11.24 Japan Cup (G1) - Training Report of Foreign Entry (as of November 24)
2015.11.24 2015 Japan Cup (G1) - Nominated Horse Ratings
2015.11.23 Japan Cup (G1) - Training Report of Foreign Entry (as of November 23)
2015.11.20 2015 Japan Cup (G1) in association with Longines - Preview
2015.11.20 Japan Cup (G1) - Past Performance of Foreign horses (1981-2014)
2015.11.20 The 35th Japan Cup - Japan Autumn International - Handicapper's Report on the Japanese Contenders
2015.11.20 Data Analysis for the "2015 Japan Cup (G1)"
2015.11.19 Trip To Paris arrives for Japan Cup bid
2015.11.18 European raiders arrive ahead of Japan Cup (Erupt, Ito and Nightflower)
2015.11.18 Past Performance of the Nominated Horses - 2015 Japan Cup (G1)
2015.11.18 Exclusive Topics for JAPAN AUTUMN INTERNATIONAL 2015 - 3rd Edition -
2015.11.15 Horses Accepted Invitations - Japan Cup (G1)
2015.10.30 Japan Cup Prospects Prepare for Tenno Sho (Autumn)
2015.10.30 Horse Racing in Japan Continues to Make Gains
2015.10.30 Exclusive Topics for JAPAN AUTUMN INTERNATIONAL 2015 - 2nd Edition -
2015.10.27 The Japan Cup in association with Longines: renewal of partnership agreement
2015.10.16 First Nominated Horses from Foreign Countries - Japan Cup (G1)
2015.10.08 Three-Year-Olds Compete for Berths in Final Leg of Triple Crown
2015.10.08 Japan Cup Competition Wide Open following Retirements
2015.10.08 Exclusive Topics for Japan Autumn International 2015 - 1st Edition -
2014.11.30 Epiphaneia powers to 4-length win of Japan Cup
2014.11.30 Epiphaneia Sweeps Past Strong Field for Four-Length Victory in Japan Cup | view video |


Past Winners

  Winner (Country Trained) Time Jockey 2nd 3rd
1981 Mairzy Doates (USA) 2:25.3 C. Asmussen Frost King (CAN) The Very One (USA)
1982 Half Iced (USA) 2:27.1 D. Macbeth All Along (FR) April Run (FR)
1983 Stanerra (IRE) 2:27.6 B. Rouse Kyoei Promise (JPN) Esprit Du Nord (FR)
1984 Katsuragi Ace (JPN) 2:26.3 K. Nishiura Bedtime (GB) Symboli Rudolf (JPN)
1985 Symboli Rudolf (JPN) 2:28.8 Y. Okabe Rocky Tiger (JPN) The Filbert (NZ)
1986 Jupiter Island (GB) 2:25.0 P.J. Eddery Allez Milord (GB) Miho Shinzan (JPN)
1987 Le Glorieux (FR) 2:24.9 A. Lequeux Southjet (USA) Dyna Actress (JPN)
1988 Pay the Butler (USA) 2:25.5 C. McCarron Tamamo Cross (JPN) Oguri Cap (JPN)
1989 Horlicks (NZ) 2:22.2 L.A. O’Sullivan Oguri Cap (JPN) Pay the Butler (USA)
1990 Better Loosen Up (AUS) 2:23.2 M.A. Clarke Ode (FR) Cacoethes (GB)
1991 Golden Pheasant (USA) 2:24.7 G. Stevens Magic Night (FR) Shaftesbury Avenue (AUS)
1992 Tokai Teio (JPN) 2:24.6 Y. Okabe Naturalism (AUS) Dear Doctor (FR)
1993 Legacy World (JPN) 2:24.4 H. Kawachi Kotashaan (USA) Winning Ticket (JPN)
1994 Marvelous Crown (JPN) 2:23.6 K. Minai Paradise Creek (USA) Royce and Royce (JPN)
1995 Lando (GER) 2:24.6 M. Roberts Hishi Amazon (JPN) Hernando (FR)
1996 Singspiel (GB) 2:23.8 L. Dettori Fabulous la Fouine (JPN) Strategic Choice (GB)
1997 Pilsudski (GB) 2:25.8 M. Kinane Air Groove (JPN) Bubble Gum Fellow (JPN)
1998 El Condor Pasa (JPN) 2:25.9 M. Ebina Air Groove (JPN) Special Week (JPN)
1999 Special Week (JPN) 2:25.5 Y. Take Indigenous (HK) High Rise (UAE)
2000 T.M.Opera O (JPN) 2:26.1 R. Wada Meisho Doto (JPN) Fantastic Light (UAE)
2001 Jungle Pocket (JPN) 2:23.8 O.Peslier T.M.Opera O (JPN) Narita Top Road (JPN)
2002* Falbrav (ITY) 2:12.2 L. Dettori Sarafan (USA) Symboli Kris S (JPN)
2003 Tap Dance City (JPN) 2:28.7 T. Sato That's the Plenty (JPN) Symboli Kris S (JPN)
2004 Zenno Rob Roy (JPN) 2:24.2 O.Peslier Cosmo Bulk (JPN) Delta Blues (JPN)
2005 Alkaased (GB) 2:22.1 L. Dettori Heart's Cry (JPN) Zenno Rob Roy (JPN)
2006 Deep Impact (JPN) 2:25.1 Y. Take Dream Passport (JPN) Ouija Board(GB)
2007 Admire Moon (JPN) 2:24.7 Y. Iwata Pop Rock (JPN) Meisho Samson (JPN)
2008 Screen Hero (JPN) 2:25.5 M. Demuro Deep Sky (JPN) Vodka (JPN)
2009 Vodka(JPN) 2:22.4 C. Lemaire Oken Bruce Lee (JPN) Red Desire (JPN)
2010 Rose Kingdom (JPN) 2:25.2 Y. Take Buena Vista (JPN) Victoire Pisa (JPN)
2011 Buena Vista (JPN) 2:24.2 Y. Iwata Tosen Jordan (JPN) Jaguar Mail (JPN)
2012 Gentildonna (JPN) 2:23.1 Y. Iwata Orfevre (JPN) Rulership (JPN)
2013 Gentildonna (JPN) 2:26.1 R. Moore Denim and Ruby (JPN) Tosen Jordan (JPN)
2014 Epiphaneia (JPN) 2:23.1 C. Soumillon Just a Way (JPN) Spielberg (JPN)
2015 Shonan Pandora (JPN) 2:24.7 Kenichi Ikezoe Last Impact(JPN) Lovely Day(JPN)
*The race was held at Nakayama Racecourse, shortening the distance to 2,200m.


Japan Cup Archives

Race Replays (video)
2015 PLAY Results
2014 PLAY Results
2013 PLAY Results
2012 HIGH LOW Results
2011 HIGH LOW Results
2010 HIGH LOW Results
2009 HIGH LOW Results
2008 HIGH LOW Results
2007 HIGH LOW Results
2006 HIGH LOW Results
2005 HIGH LOW Results
2004 HIGH LOW Results
2003 HIGH LOW Results
2002 HIGH LOW Results
2001 HIGH LOW Results
2000 HIGH LOW Results

Photo Gallery
Japan Cup (International Invitational) (G1) Japan Cup (International Invitational) (G1) Japan Cup (International Invitational) (G1) Japan Cup (International Invitational) (G1)
2015 Winner: Shonan Pandora

Japan Cup (International Invitational) (G1) Japan Cup (International Invitational) (G1) Japan Cup (International Invitational) (G1) Japan Cup (International Invitational) (G1)
2014 Winner: Epiphaneia

Japan Cup (International Invitational) (G1) Japan Cup (International Invitational) (G1) Japan Cup (International Invitational) (G1)
2013 Winner: Gentildonna

Japan Cup (International Invitational) (G1) Japan Cup (International Invitational) (G1) Japan Cup (International Invitational) (G1)
2012 Winner: Gentildonna

Japan Cup (International Invitational) (G1) Japan Cup (International Invitational) (G1)
2011 Winner: Buena Vista

Japan Cup (International Invitational) (G1) Japan Cup (International Invitational) (G1)
2010 Winner: Rose Kingdom

International Invitational Race JAPAN CUP (G1) International Invitational Race JAPAN CUP (G1)
2009 Winner: Vodka

International Invitational Race JAPAN CUP (G1) International Invitational Race JAPAN CUP (G1)
2008 Winner: Screen Hero

2007 Japan Cup 2007 Japan Cup
2007 Winner: Admire Moon

2006 Japan Cup 2006 Japan Cup
2006 Winner: Deep Impact





Top