2020 News

July 17, 2020


COVID-19 News Update: NOTICE regarding JRA racing from Saturday, July 25 through Sunday, August 9

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 25 through Sunday, August 9. There will be NO spectators permitted at the races.

During this time, the sale of betting tickets and payout for winning tickets will be conducted only via telephone or online betting, and at some off-track betting facilities (WINS and J-PLACE) listed below.

The Japan Racing Association will announce further notice concerning operations from Saturday, August 15 in the near future.

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

Betting ticket sales and payout will be conducted at the following Off-Track Betting Facilities (WINS and J-PLACE)


Kushiro, Tsugaru, Yokote, Yonago, Sasebo, Yatsushiro, Miyazaki


Nakashibetsu, Kushiro (Aiba), Shizunai, Asahikawa, Chitose, Takigawa, Ebetsu, Iwamizawa,
Tomakomai, Ishikari, Otaru, Noboribetsu Muroran, Urakawa, Kushiro (Furlongs), Kitami,
Asahikawa Kitasaito, Nayoro, Fukagawa, Abashiri, Tottori Iwami, Mitoya, Arao

Betting tickets will not be sold at any WINS, EXCEL or J-PLACE other than those listed above.
Bets can be placed for feature races at all racecourses in meeting and races which can be bet on the day before the race day (not applicable at some J-PLACE facilities).
Betting ticket sales and payout will be conducted until 14:00 each operating day.