Training Farms

Indoor straightaway course
at Hidaka Training and Research Center
Hidaka Training and Research Center

JRA owns two training farms - Hidaka Training and Research Center in Hokkaido and Miyazaki Yearling Training Farm in Kyushu Island - and conduct basic training on about 80 yearlings purchased at various sales until the spring of two years old. The information and training data obtained during this period, as well as improved methods, are passed on broadly to breeders and training farms, and used to improve Japan's horse population. After the research in the basic training period, the horses are sold in the training sales such as the JRA Breeze Up Sale, and then follow-up research is conducted on how they perform as racehorses. As a horseracing organization, the JRA's comprehensive research system involving actual horses is unparalleled anywhere in the world.