What is the Mombetsu Racecourse?
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Find out what is the Mombetsu Racecourse and how to get there. Learn when the races are held and how the race track is.

The Mombetsu Racecourse is one of the horse racing facilities that is under the authority of the National Association of Racing (NAR). It is locally known as Chiho Keiba Zenkoku Kyokai (地方競馬全国協会).

NAR is the leading body of local governments in Japan that hosts and organizes horse racing events. This kind of horse racing handled by local governments is called chiho keiba (地方競馬).

The Mombetsu Racecourse is located in Saru District, Hokkaido, Japan. This means that the local governing body who organizes the races is Hokkaido. This course is also locally known as Mombetsu Keibajou (紋別市 けいばじょう) and it was opened in December 1997.

The track has a ¥100 entrance fee that you can pay easily before you watch and wager on the horses.

The Mombetsu Racecourse in Japan is known for its long and broad race track with compact betting facilities and restaurants. There are also horse ranches and other facilities near the course where you can visit famous retired racehorses. You can also interact with horses that are not competing in any immediate race.

 

 

How to go to Mombetsu Racecourse?

 

If you want to go to the Mombetsu Racecourse in Japan, you have two transportation options: a bus or taxi. Taking the taxi is one of the more convenient options because the racecourse is only ten minutes away from the JR Tomikawa Station.

However, if you want the other option, you need to ride an express bus from JR Sapporo Station. It will take you approximately one and a half hours before you need to get off at Mombetsu Keibajo Mae bus stop. This stop is in front of the Mombetsu Racecourse so you do not need to worry about getting lost.

 

The Race Track of Mombetsu Racecourse

The Mombetsu Racecourse in Japan features a wide right-handed dirt course. This means that the horses will have to make right turns or race through the tracks in a clockwise direction.

The dirt track surface is one of the most common surfaces used in horse flat racing. The material often used in these courses are soil. However, sand is used in Japan. This is because of the rainy weather in the country. It is easier to drain water out of the sand.

Sand-based dirt tracks are more difficult. This is because horses need to use more power in their legs when they race while maintaining their speed. This means stallions often have an advantage in these courses.

The Mombetsu Racecourse has a circumference of 1,600 meters with a length of 330 meters and a width of 25 meters.

 

Races in the Mombetsu Racecourse

The races held in the Mombetsu Racecourse can be divided into day-time, night-time, and special events. They are scheduled all throughout the year, mostly during the weekends. Although there are some events that can be held on the weekend, this is rare for Mombetsu Racecourse.

 

The day-time race is usually held at 5:00 PM or late in the afternoon. Meanwhile, the night-time race is usually at 8:00 PM. However, you have to personally check the Mombetsu Racecourse site in order to know the full schedule of the races. This is in case there are some races that had been moved without prior announcement.

Here are the following 2019 schedule of the races in Mombetsu Racecourse:

 

Month

Day of Race

Schedule of Race

January

-

-

February

-

-

March

-

-


April

17 to 18

Night-time

23 to 24

Night-time





May

1 to 2

Night-time

8 to 9

Night-time

15 to 16

Night-time

21 to 22

Night-time

29 to 30

Night-time




June

5 to 6

Night-time

11 to 13

Night-time

19 to 20

Night-time

25 to 27

Night-time




July

3 to 4

Night-time

9 to 11

Night-time

16 to 18

Night-time

23 to 25

Night-time

30 to 31

Night-time





August

1

Night-time

6 to 8

Night-time

13 to 15

Night-time

20 to 22

Night-time

27 to 29

Night-time




September

3 to 5

Night-time

10 to 12

Night-time

17 to 19

Night-time

24 to 26

Night-time





October

1 to 3

Night-time

8 to 10

Night-time

15 to 17

Night-time

22 to 24

Night-time

29 to 31

Night-time

November

5 to 7

Night-time

December

-

-

 

 

 

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