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    Running ReinRunning Rein
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    Hi Everyone,

    I am looking for some help and advice. I need to find out a little about Japanese Racing for a work project and I start from a pretty high level of ignorance.

    Could anyone direct me to any websites where I would be able to research? In effect what I am looking for is some background information on…
    * Brief History of Japanese Racing
    * Current structure (tracks/race planning)
    * Stats – macro stats on runners/prize money etc.

    Ideally information in English but I appreciate that may be unrealistic.
    If anyone can point me in the right direction on where to look I would be very grateful.

    Very many thanks in advance
    RR

    #1402734
    Marginal Value
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    These might be good starting points. All are in English, even the American one!

    Everyday data about current racing in Japan; races, race structure, racecourses, horses, trainers, jockeys, etc.:

    http://japanracing.jp/en/racing/

    Everyday info to do with Throughbred horses in Japan:

    https://www.jbis.jp/index.html

    A potted history of Japanese horse racing:

    http://asianracing.org/japan

    An American journalist’s take on what it is like to be among the Japanese racing fraternity in Japan Cup week:

    https://deadspin.com/how-japan-built-the-worlds-best-horse-racing-1666276824

    #1402735
    gamble
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    Excellent variety – we might all take a gander in the land of the rising sun :good:

    #1402737
    wit
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    good links MV.

    there is also lots of background info on the Outline tab at the JRA site:
    http://japanracing.jp/en/about/

    for more general searches, the term to seek out is けいば (keiba).

    as to how eager the punters are to get a good space (basically anywhere to sit at the track), take a look at 00:28 here:

    #1402792
    gamble
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    I wonder, in fair exchange, if you might furnish, the far more interesting lowdown, on the exact reason and purpose of your work project and who specifically, or in more general terms, is putting the oil in your wick.

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    Running ReinRunning Rein
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    Thank you so much MV and Wit, those look very valuable. Very much appreciated.
    RR

    #1402813
    gamble
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    Look as if I am missing out on enough wit and spondoolies or value to join the Yakuza party. And I went to all the trouble of recording the second series of the art of japanese life on channel four which I shall watch in silence in a months time.
    Good luck in your endeavours running rein and in your philosophy – silence is golden :good:

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