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New Quarantine Stable Completed at Tokyo Racecourse Available for Use from Fall

International horses can transfer directly from the airport to Tokyo Racecourse and stay there until the race without having to go into quarantine.

An aerial view of Tokyo Racecourse. The international stable was recently established on the east side of the horse grounds in Fuchu City, Tokyo Prefecture. (Ko Notomi)

A new International Stable with quarantine facilities opened at Tokyo Racecourse this autumn to accommodate horses and their personnel from overseas. Arriving horses will be able to transfer directly from the airport to Tokyo Racecourse and stay there until the race without having to go through quarantine at the Horse Racing School in Shiroi (note: only those horses scheduled to run in races at Tokyo Racecourse can use the new International Stable). Each barn will have a dedicated grass paddock, air conditioning and remote monitoring system for the horses. This comfortable new stable and its facilities will enable overseas horses to settle into their temporary quarters quickly and smoothly. JRA’s skilled professional team, including veterinarians and farriers, also will be stationed on site to support overseas stable personnel during their stays.

Surrounded by a 300-meter dirt exercise track, the new International Stable features six barns that can house two horses each, accommodating up to 12 horses at the same time. There also is a grass-picking area, a monitoring system, a tack room, an area where stable personnel can relax and a clubhouse where they can eat and drink. In addition to the new track encircling the International Stable, an existing dirt course as well as a turf course also can be used for training (depending on quarantine status and course availability). Exercise at the turf course and schooling on the racecourse (saddling enclosure, paddock, etc.) will be allowed after the import quarantine period has ended for foreign entrants.

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Author: JRA News

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