2020 News

August 28, 2020


COVID-19 News Update: Regarding ‘Authorized Jockey Quarter’ Procedures

In order to reduce the risk of infection by COVID-19, as well as to prevent its spread, the procedures for the “Authorized Jockey Quarters” that were in effect from Fri., April 10 through Sun, May 31 will be reinstated as follows.

  1. 1. ‘Authorized Jockey Quarter’ Procedure
    Jockeys will be permitted to travel to the racecourse from those places (private residence, hotels) that have been designated “Authorized Jockey Quarters” by the JRA.
    Also, as a new procedure, jockeys staying at an “authorized jockey quarter” are to arrive at the racecourse 2 hours before the post time of their first scheduled race.

2. Effective Period
From Fri., Sept. 11 until further notice