What is Saga Racecourse?
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Find out what is the Saga Racecourse and how you can get there. Know the schedule of races and how the race track is like.

The Saga Racecourse is one of the chiho keiba (地方競馬) horse racing facilities in Japan. It is located at Tosu City, Saga, Japan. The horse racing events are managed and organized by the Saga Racing Association.

The Saga Racecourse is also under the authority of the National Association of Racing (NAR) in Japan. NAR is locally known as Chiho Keiba Zenkoku Kyokai (地方競馬全国協会). It is the authority that governs all local governments and organises domestic horse racing events. This means that NAR itself does not organize horse races.

Saga Racecourse in Japan has the largest viewing stand among all domestic horse racing facilities. It also has the largest parking lot with approximately 10,000 vehicles that it can accommodate.

Additionally, this is one of the most popular local horse racing facilities in Japan because of how accessible it is. You can get to the racetrack within 20 to 30 minutes if you use the express train to travel from Hakata to Tosu.

The Saga Racecourse in Japan also has a ¥100 entrance fee you need to pay before you can get in. However, once you are inside the facility, there are various restaurants and food stalls you can enjoy besides wagering on the races.

 

 

How to go to Saga Racecourse?

 

If you want to go to the Saga Racecourse in Japan, its exact address is 3256-228 Nishitani, Aza, Ejima-machi, Tosu-shi, Saga 841-0073 Japan. There are two ways you can go there: by taking a bus or taxi.

You can arrive at the racecourse in 15 minutes when you use the Nishitetsu Bus at JR Tosu Station that is headed to Metabaru-Kanzaki Station. You can then get off at Keibajo-Mae bus stop. This is in front of Saga Racecourse.

There is also a free shuttle bus heading to and from Saga Racecourse and JR Tosu Station and other stations. However, this is only available on days when there are races.

If you want to use a taxi, you can get to the racecourse in 10 minutes if you are in JR Tosu Station. You can also reach the race track in 15 minutes if you get a taxi at JR Kurune Station.

 

 

The Race Track of Saga Racecourse

The Saga Racecourse in Japan has a right-handed dirt track. It has a circumference of 1,100 meters with a length of 200 meters. It also has a width of 19.2 to 24 meters.

This kind of track surface is often used in most horse flat racing competitions. This is because the horses can run without any obstructions on the ground. Additionally, they can use their full speed and agility in the competition.

Horses also need to use more power in their legs on Japan dirt courses. The material used in these tracks is sand because of the rainy weather in the country. This is used since t is easier to remove water out of the sand.

 

 

Races in the Saga Racecourse

The Saga Racecourse in Japan has a whole year packed with domestic horse races. These races are scheduled in the day-time from weekdays to weekends. This means that you can wager any day you are free.

 

Here is the schedule of races in the Saga Racecourse in 2019:

 

Month

Day of Race

Schedule of Race




January

2 to 3

Day-time

5 to 7

Day-time

13 to 14

Day-time

19 to 20

Day-time

26 to 27

Day-time





February

2 to 3

Day-time

5

Day-time

9 to 11

Day-time

16 to 17

Day-time

19

Day-time

23 to 24

Day-time




March

2 to 3

Day-time

9 to 10

Day-time

16 to 17

Day-time

23 to 24

Day-time

26

Day-time

30 to 31

Day-time




April

6 to 7

Day-time

13 to 14

Day-time

20 to 21

Day-time

27 to 29

Day-time




May

4 to 6

Day-time

11 to 12

Day-time

18 to 19

Day-time

25 to 26

Day-time





June

1 to 2

Day-time

8 to 9

Day-time

15 to 16

Day-time

22 to 23

Day-time

29 to 30

Day-time






July

4

Day-time

7

Day-time

13

Day-time

15

Day-time

20 to 21

Day-time

27

Day-time

30

Day-time






August

3 to 4

Day-time

11 to 12

Day-time

14

Day-time

18

Day-time

24 to 25

Day-time

31

Day-time




September

1

Day-time

7 to 8

Day-time

14 to 15

Day-time

22 to 23

Day-time

28 to 29

Day-time




October

5 to 6

Day-time

13 to 14

Day-time

19 to 20

Day-time

26 to 27

Day-time





November

2 to 3

Day-time

9 to 10

Day-time

16

Day-time

23 to 24

Day-time

30

Day-time





December

1

Day-time

7 to 8

Day-time

15

Day-time

17

Day-time

21 to 22

Day-time

 

 

 

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