As of January 2021

As a general rule, Owners of participating horses will be entirely responsible for all travel, accommodation, quarantine, isolation and all incidental costs associated with themselves, their horses, Trainers, Jockeys, and stable staff.

However, the JRA will provide the following expenses:

  1. 1.Van transportation expenses between the International Airport and the Quarantine Center and the Racecourses in Japan.
  2. 2.Stall fees at the Quarantine Center and at the Racecourse.

Japan Cup Hospitality

For invited overseas horses for the Japan Cup, the JRA will provide the following:

  1. 1.Air transportation between Japan and the point of embarkation / disembarkation for the horse and two attendants (economy class).
  2. 2.Return business class air tickets for Owner, Trainer, Jockey, and their spouse/partner (Not transferable).
  3. 3.Five nights accommodation (one room) for Owner, Trainer, and Jockey at JRA Official Hotel.

Travel Subsidies

For Grade 1 races listed on pages 8-17 in this guidebook, the JRA may offer travel incentives for particular overseas horses taking into consideration factors such as the horse's International rating.

Please contact our Representative Offices for details.