Hanshin Racecourse (阪神競馬場, Hanshin-keibajō) is used for Thoroughbred Horse Racing in Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.

This is the 1 of 2 Large Racecourses in Western Japan, the other being Kyoto Racecourse. The 2 Racecourses traditionally alternate their race meetings. So when one track is racing, the other is likely closed.

The Racecourse was built in 1949, shortly after the end of World War II. The Hanshin Racecourse has a capacity of 139,877 patrons, it has 12,603 seats.

Admission to the Racecourse is 200 yen (free for under 15 years of age). Gates typically open at 9:00 A.M. on racedays.

Hanshin Racecourse has two turf courses, a dirt course and a jump course.
 
Getting to Hanshin Racecourse: Approx. 30 minutes from Osaka and 25 minutes from Kobe Sannomiyausing the Hankyu Kobe Line (in both cases transferring at Nishinomiya- Kitaguchi Station), and approx. 5 minutes on foot from Hankyu Imazu Line Nigawa Station using the special underpass.
 
A great way to spend a fun afternoon, enjoying the races with family and friends. Hanshin Racecourse is a state of the art facility that offers Horse Racing and something extra for fans, children or anyone young at heart. They feature many of the things that Western Hemisphere tracks are lacking, read more here about the Features of Hanshin Racecourse.
 
List Of Major Races Held at Hanshin Racecourse
Hanshin Racecourse plays host to a large number of Major Stakes races, many of them Graded races.

Some of the biggest include

Group 1 races: Oka Sho, Takarazuka Kinen, Japan Cup Dirt, Hanshin Juvenile Fillies.

Group 2 races: Fillies Revue, Hanshin Daishoten, Osaka Hai, Hanshin Himba Stakes, Centaur Stakes, Rose Stakes, Kobe Shimbun Hai, Hanshin Cup.

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