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National Association of Racing

The National Association of Racing (Japanese: 地方競馬全国協会 Chiho Keiba Zenkoku Kyokai, or NAR) is a public company consisting of the local governments in Japan (Prefectures, cities/towns/villages or unions of them) who operate horse racing. In Japan, horse racing operated by local governments are called chiho keiba (Japanese: 地方競馬).

NAR itself does not operate horse races. [1]

Racetrack

Here is the list of racetracks holding races operated by local governments (as of January 2014).

Operator Racetrack
Hokkaido Prefecture Mombetsu Racecourse (Hidaka, Hokkaido)
Obihiro City Obihiro Racecourse (Obihiro, Hokkaido) - Ban'ei race
Iwate Prefecture
Morioka City
Oshu city
Morioka Racecourse (Morioka, Iwate)
Mizusawa Racecourse (Oshu, Iwate)
Saitama Prefecture
Saitama City
Urawa Racecourse (Minami-ku, Saitama, Saitama)
Chiba Prefecture
Funabashi City
Narashino City
Funabashi Racecourse (Funabashi, Chiba)
Tokyo 23 Ward Cities Oi Racecourse (Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo)
Kanagawa Prefecture
Kawasaki City
Kawasaki Racecourse (Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa)
Ishikawa Prefecture
Kanazawa City
Kanazawa Racecourse (Kanazawa, Ishikawa)
Gifu Prefecture
Kasamatsu Town
Ginan town
Kasamatsu Racecourse (Kasamatsu, Gifu)
Aichi Prefecture
Nagoya City
Toyoake City
Nagoya Racecourse (Minato-ku, Nagoya, Aichi)
Hyōgo Prefecture
Amagasaki City
Sonoda Racecourse (Amagasaki, Hyogo)
Kōchi Prefecture
Kōchi City
Kochi Racecourse (Kōchi, Kōchi)
Saga Prefecture
Tosu City
Saga Racecourse (Tosu, Saga)

Racetrack used to hold prefectural/municipal races

The following courses now hold only Japan Racing Association (JRA) races.

See also

References

  1. ^ 地方競馬全国協会 (in 日本語).  

External links

  • Web Site
  • netKeiba.com
  • Kanto Area Horse Racing
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