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Strong field of participants ready for the 91st edition of Tokyo Yushun

It’s that time of year again for one of the biggest horse races in Japan, the Group 1 Japanese Derby – or Tokyo Yushun to give its Japanese name – held on May 26 at the Fuchu Racecourse, a short distance from the city center . of Tokyo.

This will be the 91st running of the Derby, which was first held in 1932. Except for the first two years, when it was held at the former Meguro Racecourse, its home base has always been the Tokyo circuit, which is one of the most popular has become. iconic racecourses in the world. Other famous races held at the Tokyo circuit include the Japanese Oaks, the Yasuda Kinen and, perhaps the best on the Japan Racing Association’s annual calendar, the Japan Cup.

Spending a day at Fuchu Racecourse on a big day is definitely something everyone should experience at least once, even if you’re not a fan of the sport. The stands are filled to the brim and the atmosphere is electric.

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