2020 News

November 9, 2020


COVID-19 News Update: JRA's support for countermeasures against COVID-19 (donation from turnover on JRA Anniversary Day)

On Sept. 7, the Japan Racing Association announced the financial contribution to support countermeasures for COVID-19 that was allocated from the turnover on Takarazuka Kinen (G1) Day. Furthermore, we would like to announce that an additional 3 billion yen has been allocated from the sales of betting tickets on Sept. 21, the JRA Anniversary Day, and donated to the healthcare organizations listed below.

Added to the support measures announced so far are those listed below under “Additional donations.”

From turnover on JRA Anniversary Day

Support for healthcare organizations

Japanese Red Cross Society: 1 billion yen
Associated medical organizations of the
National Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives for Health and Welfare:
  500 million yen
Social Welfare Organization Saiseikai Imperial Gift Foundation, Inc.:
  500 million yen
Incorporated Administrative Agency Japan Community Health Care Organization:
  500 million yen

Support for local governments

Donation to the 10 prefectures where WINS are located:
  500 million yen
(Recipient prefectures)
Aomori, Akita, Yamanashi, Shizuoka, Tottori, Hiroshima, Yamaguchi, Kagawa, Nagasaki, and Kumamoto

Additional donations

JRA will donate 820 million yen to the municipalities where racetracks, training centers and WINS are located.

In addition, JRA Facilities Co., Ltd. will donate 158 million yen to healthcare providers in the vicinity of its workplaces and 37 million yen will be donated to the municipalities in which its workplaces are located.