2020 News

June 26, 2020


COVID-19 News Update: NOTICE regarding JRA racing from Saturday, July 4 through Sunday, July 19

The Japan Racing Association has, from Saturday, Feb. 29, conducted “JRA racing behind closed doors,” in which, as part of measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the public has been prohibited from entering venues where races are being held.

The same conditions will prevail from Saturday, July 4 through Sunday, July 19. There will be NO spectators permitted at the races.

In addition, there will continue to be NO sales of betting tickets or payout for winning tickets on racedays, as well as no payout on weekdays at all JRA and off-track betting facilities until further notice.

During this time, the sale of betting tickets and payout for winning tickets will be conducted only via telephone or online betting.

The Japan Racing Association will announce further notice concerning operations from Saturday, July 25 in the near future.

Also, please be aware that the above conditions may change due to the socio-economic situation.