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Japan Cup Offers & Free Bets

Horse Racing

The Japan Cup is a horse race that takes place in Tokyo - usually on the last Sunday in November, and attracts racing and sports betting fans from all over the World.

The Japan Cup offers a large purse (roughly £4m) which spurs bookies into offering special betting offers and free bets to encourage horse racing fans to bet on the big race.

Japan Cup Betting Tips

There’s no other horse race run in Japan that enthusiasts consider more prestigious than the Japan Cup so make sure you check out all of the great free bets that bookies reward new customers with.

The actual race is run at the Tokyo Racecourse in Fuchu, a course that’s 2,400 meters long, with the entire race run over grass and allowing up to 18 entrants to compete.

While Japan Cup betting offers punters an exciting to bet on, it pales in comparison to the incredible purse that the riders are competing for. In 2010 race organisers had £3.9 to award, and ever since then The Japan Cup has ranked among the wealthiest races in the world.

Additional money can be awarded to riders who previoussly won qualified international races.

The winning owner gets a payout of £1,785,000 plus bonuses with even the fifth place finisher in the Japan Cup well rewarded with £178,000 pounds plus bonuses in winnings.

Japan Cup Betting Tips

One of the most important things to remember when using free bets on the Japan Cup is the fact that no horse has won the Japan Cup on more than one occasion.

This leaves some punters reluctant to bet on horses who’ve previously won the race while several horses simply retire after winning the Japan Cup, like Deep Impact and Admire Moon.

Since the Japan Cup is invitational, the best bookies usually advise bettors to carefully study the way horses are selected. In total eighteen horses run in the Japan Cup with up to ten able to be trained in a foreign country while the rest have to be trained domestically.

Some bookies see this as giving Japanese trained horses a distinct advantage.

Alkaased, who was trained in the United Kingdom, won the Japan Cup in 2007, and several Irish and American horses have also fared well. Saying that most punters us bookies free bet offers on Japanese horses as they tend to win more often.

Bookies have also had some problems as a result of regulatory decisions.

Japan Cup betting offers had to be amended back in 2010 when Buena Vista was relegated to second because of interference when going into the last straight of the race.

While most agree that there's nothing that makes referees at the Japan Cup particularly ready to use their regulatory power, make sure you familiarise yourself with a free bets rules before using!

Overall the Japan Cup brings a high level of excitement but also challenges when deciding who to bet on. It’s always worth taking the time to look at the history of the race as well as the form of all of the runners and where they’re from before placing a free bet offer.