The Hong Kong Jockey Club will simulcast for betting seven races from the Arima Kinen Day meeting at Nakayama Racecourse, Japan, on Sunday, 22 December. (1st race 11:25 a.m. Hong Kong time)
The Japanese racing season comes to an exciting conclusion this Sunday with the running of the Arima Kinen (G1 2500m for 3yo+). Since its inaugural running in 1956, the Arima Kinen has assumed status as the most important race in Japan, where the top older horses, male and female, cross swords with the best of the three-year-old generation. With a huge attendance and overwhelming interest guaranteed, the winter showpiece has the highest betting turnover among major races worldwide.
The seven races to be simulcast from Japan are:
S1-1 11:25 am 2yo 1 win (1200m Dirt)
S1-2 11:55 am 3yo and up 1 win (1800m Dirt)
S1-3 12:25 pm Goodluck Handicap (2500m Turf)
S1-4 1:00 pm Noel Sho (1800m Turf)
S1-5 1:35 pm 2019 Farewell Stakes (1200m Dirt)
S1-6 2:25 pm Arima Kinen (G1 2500m Turf)
S1-7 3:05 pm Christmas Cup (1200m Turf)
Final declarations with barrier draws for the Arima Kinen will be available on Friday, 20 December while the final declarations with barrier draws for the other races will be published at HKJC.com on Saturday, 21 December.