Hakodate Racecourse features a couple of grade three races this weekend.
The Hakodate Nisai Stakes, the first grade race for 2-year-olds of the year, runs on Saturday. A total of 20 juveniles including three NAR horses have been nominated to the 1,200-meter turf race.
On the next day, the Hakodate Kinen for 3-year-olds and upwards runs over 2,000 meters on turf. A total of 23 horses remain on the final entry stage.
The main course is a right-handed, turf, undulating oval track of 1,626.6 meters with a 262.1-meter home stretch and 29 meters in width. The course rises for the first approx. 500 meters, goes down for the next about 800 meters, and then is uphill to just before the finish.
The inside oval is a 1,475.8-meter dirt tack with a 260.3-meter run-in and 20 meters in width.