JRA Race Card & Results


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Update Process

  1. The JRA Race Card will be available on the day before the races (usually around noon, JPN time).
  2. The basic race results will be available after the placing order of all horses in each race becomes official (normally 20 minutes after each race).
  3. The official detailed race results will be available around 2:00 p.m. (JPN time) on the day following the two race days, which are normally Saturday and Sunday.

Symbols and Abbreviations

  JRA = Japan Racing Association
  NAR = National Association of Racing (Racing by Local Governments)

  DES = designates a JRA race in which NAR registered horses can enter, or a race in which an NAR licensed jockey can ride.
  SD = designates a race in which a horse, which has won one or more JRA approved races in Local Government Racing and also a race in which NAR licensed jockeys can ride.
  DSN = designates a race in which NAR licensed jockeys can ride.
  MIX = designates a race in which foreign-bred horses, which have not raced outside of Japan, can enter with domestic-bred horses.
  INT = designates a race which is open to all foreign-bred horses and all domestic-bred horses.

Official Going (4 levels):
Turf course: Firm, Good, Yielding, Soft      Dirt course: Standard, Good, Muddy, Sloppy

Gender and Sex: C = Colt (2-4 Y/O), H = Horse (5 Y/O & UP), G = Gelding, F= Filly (2-4 Y/O), M = Mare (5 Y/O & UP)

Finish or Margin:
  D = Dead Heat
  NS = Nose
  HD = Head
  NK = Neck
  DS = Distance
  DQ&P = Disqualified and Placed, or Demoted
  RM = Remount
  S = Scratched
  ER = Excluded from running (by stewards)
  FF = Fail to finish
  DQ = Disqualified

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