Thursday, July 17, 2014

Grade three Mercury Cup nominations

The Mercury Cup, one of the NAR grade races which are open to JRA-trained horses, runs on Monday, July 21 at NAR Morioka. A total of 21 horses including JRA horses have been nominated to the 2,000-meter dirt event. 

NAR Morioka Racecourse
The main dirt course is a left-handed, undulating oval of 1,600 meters with a 400-meter home stretch and 25 meters in width. The course rises for the first approx. 900 meters, goes down for the next about 400 metes, then rises again over about 200 meters.
There is a 1,400-meter turf course inside the main circuit.

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