Sprinters Stakes

Sprinters Stakes (G1)

Sunday, October 1, 2023

1,200m, Turf
Nakayama Racecourse (Right-handed)
Maximum Number of Horses:
Nomination Close:
Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Nomination Fee:
Free of Charge
Deadline for arriving in Japan:
                 Thursday, September 21, 2023
Thursday, September 28, 2023
Declaration Fee:

2022 Gendarme

Nomination Close (Free): Tuesday, August 8, 2023 by noon local time

Nakayama Racecourse

Course Description

The Sprinters Stakes starts on the backstretch at Nakayama from a downhill of 200 meters to the first turn, which curves to the right for 400 meters before leading into a sharp final bend for the 310-meter straight - notorious to runners for the steep rise over the last 200 meters. While Nakayama generally tends to favor those who draw inside, the Sprinters Stakes has proven to be a level playing field with horses from the No. 1 post to No. 16 having finished inside the top three during the last decade.

Circumference 1,877.3m
Width 18 - 26m
Homestretch (final turn to finish) 310.0m
1,200m (T) Record Time as of December 2022: Lord Kanaloa (30 September 2012) 1:06.7
Nakayama Racecourse

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