All JRA racehorses must be registered and be
trained at the Miho or Ritto Training Center.
Horses running in a race are transported to the
racecourses by horse van from respective training
center and are returned to the training center
after the race. Racecourses have stables to
accommodate the visiting horses.
Morning track work at Ritto Training Center
The uphill straightway at Ritto Training Center
Both training center have swimming pools for the racehorses
RACE HORSE HOSPITALS
The Miho and Ritto Training Centers both
have the latest racehorse hospital facilities
staffed by approximately 30 JRA veterinarians.
The racehorse hospitals offer facilities and
expertise for such activities as: (1) the diagnosis
and treatment of the diseases and locomotive
injuries that occur during training and races, (2)
the implementation of epidemic control activities
for the prevention of outbreaks and/or the spread
of infectious diseases, (3) the continual
maintenance of a database of the physical racing
fitness of individual racehorse, (4) the
development and promotion of the latest
horseshoeing research and techniques, and a
wide range of other related research activities.
Further, all of the JRA's racecourses, the yearling
training farms, the Equestrian Park and the
Horseracing School, have equine clinics staffed