Japan Cup

The 41st running of The Japan Cup (G1)

Invitational race

Sunday, 28 November 2021

Distance (surface):
2,400 meters, Turf (about 12 furlongs)
Age:
3yo & up
Racecourse:
Tokyo Racecourse (Left-handed)
Maximum Number of Horses:
18
Nomination Close:
Tuesday, 5 October 2021
Nomination Fee:
Free of Charge
Deadline for arriving in Japan:
Thursday, 18 November 2021
Declaration:
Thursday, 25 November 2021
Declaration Fee:
¥300,000
Early Nomination Close (Free): 5 October 2021 by noon local time

Weight

Age / Sex Northern Hemisphere Bred Southern Hemisphere Bred
4yo+ C, H & G 57 kg (125.5lbs) 57 kg (125.5lbs)
4yo+ F & M 55 kg (121.5lbs) 55 kg (121.5lbs)
3yo C & G 55 kg (121.5lbs) 53 kg (117.0lbs)
3yo F 53 kg (117.0lbs) 51 kg (112.5lbs)

Total Value JPY 648,000,000(about US$6,172,000)

Prize Money for the Winner: JPY 300,000,000 (about US$2,857,000)

Prize money
JPY USD GBP EUR AUD HKD
Winner 300,000,000 2,857,143 2,142,857 2,400,000 3,750,000 20,000,000
2nd 120,000,000 1,090,909 857,143 1,000,000 1,600,000 8,000,000
3rd 75,000,000 681,818 535,714 625,000 1,000,000 5,000,000
4th 45,000,000 409,091 321,429 375,000 600,000 3,000,000
5th 30,000,000 272,727 214,286 250,000 400,000 2,000,000
Participation Incentive Money
6th 24,000,000 228,571 171,429 192,000 300,000 1,600,000
7th 21,000,000 200,000 150,000 168,000 262,500 1,400,000
8th 18,000,000 171,429 128,571 144,000 225,000 1,200,000
9th 9,000,000 85,714 64,286 72,000 112,500 600,000
10th 6,000,000 57,143 42,857 48,000 75,000 400,000
Total 648,000,000 6,171,429 4,628,571 5,184,000 8,100,000 43,200,000

Trophies to the winner

JPY USD GBP EUR AUD HKD
Owner 4,000,000 38,095 28,571 32,000 50,000 266,667
Trainer 80,000 762 571 640 1,000 5,333
Jockey
Training Assistant
Groom
40,000 381 286 320 500 2,667
  • *Trophies of equivalent value will be offered.

Bonus System

For the winners of races below in 2021 Japan Cup 2021 Bonus
H. E. Tancred Stakes (AUS)
Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE)
The Derby (UK)
Manhattan Stakes (USA)
Prix du Jockey Club (FR)
Prince of Wales's Stakes (UK)
The Irish Derby (IRE)
Eclipse Stakes (UK)
Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (FR)
Grand Prix de Paris (FR)
King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (UK)
Arlington Million (USA)
International Stakes (UK)
Sword Dancer Stakes (USA)
Irish Champion Stakes (IRE)
Grosser Preis von Baden (GER)
Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (USA)
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (FR)
Champion Stakes (UK)
Caulfield Cup (AUS)
Canadian International (CAN)
Cox Plate (AUS)
Breeders' Cup Turf (USA)
Melbourne Cup (AUS)
will be awarded Winner USD
3,000,000
2nd USD
1,200,000
3rd USD
750,000
4th or below USD
200,000

The winners of the races designated for the aforementioned bonus system which are held after the closing date of the Early Nomination and those horses deemed equivalent may be considered by the JRA Selection Committee as qualified runners for the bonus.

  • * The currency exchange rate used in the charts are as follows.
    (Approx. figures per exchange rates as of December 2020)
1USD 1GBP 1EUR 1AUD 1HKD
105 140 125 80 15

(JPY)