Date: 14th August 2022
Race Type: Group 3
Track: Kokura Racecourse
Prize Money: ¥92,980,000 (US$809,000)
The Kokura Kinen is a Grade 3 horserace reserved for thoroughbreds aged three and above. The race runs over a distance of 2000m and takes place on the Kokura Racecourse. The Kokura Kinen was won by Mozu Nagareboshi in 2021.
The Kokura Kinen has been taking place since 1966 but was granted a Grade 3 status in 1984. This year, the race is scheduled to take place on 14th August at the Kokura Racecourse and has prize money of around $809,000, while the race winner gets $374,000 from the purse.
If we look at the 18-horse line-up for the Kokura Kinen, one contestant that immediately catches the eye is Vincent Ho, the now internationally famed runner who had a remarkable season with his back-to-back wins in the Group One Championship Mile. The champion has continued his winning streak in the off-season Group 3 JRA Group Race. All eyes will be on Vincent Ho as he competes on the right-handed Niigata Racecourse this Sunday.