The Champions Cup is run over 1800m on dirt on a left-handed Chukyo track.
JRA's dirt courses are based on designs used in the United States, but uniquely fine-tuned to handle Japan's high precipitation. Tracks are packed firmly with a layer of mountain sand to support the horses' hooves and then covered with loose sand to absorb impact and ease leg stress. The horses must exert slightly greater effort when the track is dry, but speed is increased as the track absorbs more water.
|Homestretch (final turn to finish)||410m|
|1,800m (D) Record Time as of December 2021||Sumahama (14 July 2019) 1.47.6|