Japan Horse Racing Odds - Japanese Racecards

There is a rich history of horse racing in the Asian country of Japan, with more than 20,000 races taking place during a calendar year and these could be flat races, jump races or draft racing.

The Japan Racing Association organises all the race meetings, with betting customers able to get the daily racecards at Racing-Odds.com and that includes today’s cards that might include action from Tokyo, Nakayama, Kyoto and Hanshin.

There are several other racecourses in Japan, with Sapporo, Hakodate, Niigata, Fukushima, Chukyo and Kokura among the other tracks and you can run your eye over the latest race card and hopefully pick out a few horses that you want to back at a future meeting.

Take a look at the latest Japan horse racing odds and work out the best bets for today’s meeting, with our team providing Japanese racing tips which will give you an insight into which runners are likely to perform well.

There are several big races throughout the course of the year and they are either run on a dirt or turf surface, with the Japanese racecards revealing all the information to help you place online bets on the action.

Today's Japanese Races

Japan Daily Races Betting Odds and Racecards

When it comes to today’s racecards, you will often find a Japanese race meeting among them and you will regularly find around twelve races that make up a particular card. There are a different number of runners per race, with the Japanese horse racing card illustrating the number of horses for each heat, the names of the horse, trainer and jockey along with the latest odds.

The betting odds on today’s racecards are subject to change so don’t be surprised if you return to the latest betting prices and find that the odds have changed one way or another. There is generally the opportunity to bet on the Fixed Win and Fixed Place, while you can inspect the latest form and work out the best way to bet on each race.

Here at Racing-Odds.com, we are committed to providing you with the latest form guide and race card when it comes to every race that is taking place. If you see a list of numbers alongside a horse, this indicates where that runner finished in their previous races, while there is also something called TAB number which is the barrier point where the horse start from.

Key Horse Races in Japan

  • Japan Cup
  • The Japan Cup takes place at Tokyo Racecourse, with the race first occurring in 1981 and it’s always contested on the last Sunday in November. This race is roughly 1.5 miles and is open to any horses aged 3 or older, with the Japan Cup being an invitational event and the qualifying requirements are pretty high. The race is run on turf and there’s a maximum of eighteen runners allow to line up in this encounter.
  • Japanese Derby
  • The Tokyo Yushun is also known as the Japanese Derby and dates back to 1932, with this race being run over a distance of 2,400 metres. Like the UK equivalent, the Derby is open to three-year-old colts and fillies, with this forming the second leg of the Japanese Triple Crown. Since 2010, this race has been open to international competitors although it continues to be dominated by Japanese horses.
  • Tenno Sho
  • There are two Tenno Sho races during the course of a season, with one renewal held in spring and another in autumn. Both races are prestigious and regarded as International Grade I races, with the Spring Tenno Sho taking place at Tokyo Racecourse, while the autumn race also occurs in the Japanese capital.
  • Yasuda Kinen
  • Tokyo Racecourse hosts another Japanese racing gem in the form of the Yasuda Kinen, with this occurring over eight furlongs and it is run on a turf track, with Indy Champ and Mozu Ascot among the most recent winners. A $1,000,000 (¥115,000,000) bonus is given to any horse who wins two legs of the four-race Asian Mile Challenge, including the Yasuda Kinen.
  • Yushun Himba
  • The Japanese Oaks is the equivalent of the Tokyo Yushun, with this domestic Grade 1 flat horse race available for three-year-old fillies who battle it out over 2,400 metres. The race has been in existence since 1938 and there have been some highly impressive winners over the years.

    How to Bet on Japanese Racing

    The majority of bookmakers will allow customers to bet on the Japanese daily racecards, with punters able to weigh up the runners and riders before deciding which way to bet. We will provide you with the horse name and number along with the jockey information such as name and the colour of the silks being won.

    Many customers like to check out the trainer information considering that the leading trainers often have the best horses in their stable, with customers often getting the chance to bet on either the Fixed Win or the Fixed Place which are available at Win SP and Place SP.

    The form guide is quite useful and will allow you to see which horses have won the majority of previous races, with the daily racecards allowing you to scroll through the various races and decide which ones have the most appeal.

    Sometimes, the team at Racing-Odds.com will be able to provide Japanese horse racing betting tips so that you can read our previews and place a bet on the action according to our recommendations.

    Watch Live Streaming of Japanese Horse Racing

    There are many Japanese horse racecourses and this includes the following:

    Sometimes a leading bookmaker will secure the broadcasting rights to show live horse racing from one of the above tracks and that’s great news for the betting customer. Providing that they place a small bet on the race in question, then that triggers the live stream functionality.

    It’s fantastic to bet on a horse and then watch free live streaming from start to finish, with customers able to access live Japanese horse racing streams across a range of platforms including desktop, laptop and mobile.

    Best Online Bookies for Japanese Horse Racing

    Here at Racing-Odds.com, we showcase some of the leading bookmakers when it comes to horse racing and recommend you check out these online operators who should hopefully meet your needs when it comes to punting on racing.

    Whether you’re interested in the Japanese daily racecard or alternatively want to bet on horse racing in the UK and Ireland, you can access this service through many bookies and that means getting the biggest possible odds.

    You can often get a bookie bonus when you first open an account with an online bookmaker with deposit bonuses and free matched first bet bonuses available across a range of international races.

    Japanese Horse Racing FAQ

    There are lots of bookmakers who offer horse racing betting odds when it comes to meetings taking place in Japan. You can usually find Japanese race cards in the international section of the horse racing section of a bookie website. Then it’s just a case of choosing the meeting and race which interests you the most and then making a selection for that race.
    The good news is that you can bet on Japanese horse racing using the normal UK bookmaker odds and that means the chance to bet on a horse to win or place in the normal way. Sometimes there are placepot bets where you can bet in a racing pool or place bets such as a Placepot where you pick out a horse to be placed through the card.
    There are a number of big horse races throughout the year in Japan, although the Satsuki Sho, Tokyo Yushun and Kikuka Sho are among the leading Japanese races and they make up the Japanese Triple Crown. Horse racing is organised by the Japan Racing Association and there are regularly horse racing betting odds available on the Japanese meetings.
    The Japanese Derby is possibly the biggest race in Japan and punters are able to place bets on this huge race well in advance of the odds. Several bookmakers will price up the Tokyo Yushun which takes place around late May or early June, with the distance being 2,400 metres and that means an exciting battle between leading thoroughbred horses.
    There are some bookmakers that will not only provide betting odds for Japanese horse racing but they will also supply Japan horse racing live streams. That means that if you have a funded account and place a bet on a particular race, then you will automatically get access to the live stream and see if the horse that you backed wins this encounter.
    Japanese horse racing offers customers the chance to bet on different horses in the hope that they win the race, with the bookies not only offering betting odds for the big races but also plenty of accompanying information. You can see the latest horse racing form to discover which horses have won previously at Japan racecourses, while you can also assess the horse’s weight, trainer and jockey.
    Yes, there is regularly the opportunity to bet on the winner and runner-up in that particular order when it comes to a Japanese horse racing meeting. This bet is known as a straight forecast, while you can also place a reverse forecast where you bet on the first and second for a particular Japan horse race and these horses can be placed in any order.
    Should there be a big race meeting taking place in Tokyo or any other Japanese race track, there’s the chance to place an accumulator bet. You can pick any number of horses through the card and put them together in a Japanese horse racing multiple bet. There is the chance to enjoy a big return from a small stake when you place a Japanese racing accumulator wager.