2020 News

June 22, 2020


COVID-19 News Update: Coronavirus-related Assistance

To all those who have suffered from the coronavirus and to all those affected in any number of ways by the spread of the virus, we would like to convey our heartfelt sympathy.

To lend support to coronavirus countermeasures, the Japan Racing Association will donate 5 billion yen from the race-day return of the Grade 1 Takarazuka Kinen.

In addition to the above, the JRA has given coronavirus-related assistance as follows.

Description Donation
or contribution amount
Financial assistance to municipalities
where racecourses, training centers and
off-track betting facilities are located. (All
44 such municipalities are to receive
500 million yen  
Medical equipment and supplies to be
donated to medical facilities in the
racecourses, and training center environs.
(All 29 such facilities are to receive
300 million yen  
Medical equipment and supplies to be
donated to medical facilities in the Hidaka
Training and Research Center and
Miyazaki Yearling Training Farm area.
10 million yen A portion of earnings from the
JRA Breeze Up Sale sales
will be donated.
Note: In addition, masks (some 60,000) have been donated to medical facilities and government agencies in the environs of racecourses, and training centers.

(For reference)

Organization (Donator) Amount of donation or
Japan Owners' Association 10 million yen appropriate (Recipients to be decided)
Japan Trainers Association 10 million yen (Recipients to be decided)
Japan Jockeys Association 7,684,000 yen
Note: Amount as of Sunday,
May 31
One thousand yen per mount of JRA race
has been put aside. The fund recipients
are; in Ibaraki Prefecture, “The
Coronavirus Infectious Disease Control
Medical Workers Support Fund” and, in
Shiga Prefecture, the “Gambaro! Shiga
Prefecture, Medical Support Fund”.