Japan Cup 2022

Japan CupJapan Autumn International JAPAN CUP in association with LONGINES (International Invitational) (G1)

2022 Japan Cup (G1)

Sunday, 27th November 2022
Tokyo Racecourse
2,400m turf・3yo+

Maximum Number of Horses : 18

Online Nomination Form

Nomination Close : Tuesday, 4th October, 2022

Nomination Fee : Free of Charge

Deadline for arriving in Japan : Thursday, 17th November, 2022

Declaration : Thursday, 24th November, 2022

Declaration Fee : JPY300,000

1 ½ miles, 12f
Left Handed


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)

Prize Money

Winner 400,000,000 3,478,261 2,580,645 3,076,923 4,705,882 26,666,667
2nd 160,000,000 1,391,304 1,032,258 1,230,769 1,882,353 10,666,667
3rd 100,000,000 869,565 645,161 769,231 1,176,471 6,666,667
4th 60,000,000 521,739 387,097 461,538 705,882 4,000,000
5th 40,000,000 347,826 258,065 307,692 470,588 2,666,667
6th 32,000,000 278,261 206,452 246,154 376,471 2,133,333
7th 28,000,000 243,478 180,645 215,385 329,412 1,866,667
8th 24,000,000 208,696 154,839 184,615 282,353 1,600,000
9th 12,000,000 104,348 77,419 92,308 141,176 800,000
10th 8,000,000 69,565 51,613 61,538 94,118 533,333
Total 864,000,000 7,513,043 5,574,194 6,646,154 10,164,706 57,600,000

The currency exchange rate used in this guidebook is 1USD=115PY, 1GBP=155JPY, 1EUR=130JPY, 1AUD=85JPY, 1HKD=15JPY
Approx. figures per exchange rates as at December 2021.
Prize money will be paid in JPY to the Owner per exchange rate at that time.
Trophy to the Winning Owner : JPY4,000,000 (equivalent value)

Bonus System

For the winners of races below in 2022

Japan Cup 2022


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
WINNER 3,000,000 USD
2nd 1,200,000 USD
3rd   750,000 USD
4th or below   200,000 USD

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


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

  • 1. Air transportation between Japan and the point of embarkation / disembarkation for the horse and two attendants (economy class).
  • 2. Return business class air tickets for Owner, Trainer, Jockey, and their spouse / partner (Not transferable).
  • 3. Five nights accommodation (one room) for Owner, Trainer, and Jockey at JRA Official Hotel.
On the weekend of the Japan Cup, there are several races at Tokyo Racecourse in which a stablemate of the Japan Cup runner can run.The details are to be announced.

Tokyo Racecourse

Japan Cup Raceday Instruction Video

Circumference 2,083.1m
Width 31 - 41m
Homestretch (final turn to finish) 525m
2,400m (T) Record Time as of October 2021:
Almond Eye (25 November 2018) 2:20.6

[8K / 360° interactive video] Tokyo Racecourse Turf 2400meters

This is a video of the Tokyo Racecourse 2,400-meter turf course taken with a 360-degree camera.
Recorded with ultra-high 8K resolution, the high-presence video allows youto enjoy nearly the same view as the one the jockey has from the saddle.
With the YouTube application on your smartphone, you can watch this as a 360-degree interactive video.

Past Winners