February 18, 2016

Tokyo City Cup to Feature Japanese Cultural Exhibitions, ”Japan Family Day”. $100,000 Stakes Race Celebrates Relationship between Santa Anita Park and Tokyo City Keiba (TCK)’s Ohi Racetrack

“The Great Race Place” to Host Popular Event for more than 20 Years; Racing Game, Raffle Drawing, Exhibits and Free T-shirt and Giveaway Available to Patrons

ARCADIA, CA — Santa Anita Park, a sister thoroughbred racetrack of TCK, Ohi Racetrack, inJapan, will host the 21st annual Tokyo City Cup on Sunday, April 3. This $100,000 Grade III Tokyo City Cup race brings together some of the top thoroughbreds in the nation. Along with this race, the annual spring event “The Japan Family Day” will be held on the site. It celebrates a long partnership between two of the premier tracks in the world with a wide variety of Japanese cultural exhibitions, food booths and travel information on Japan.

The Tokyo City Cup, won last year by SKY KINGDOM, is the sole graded stakes race named for a major city outside of the United States. Free admission coupons are available by visiting www.tokyocitycup.com . Also, free Tokyo City Cup T-shirt and Japanese towels for the first 1,000 patrons (coupon available on the website and select publications) and more gifts for fans who complete a survey at our drawing tables are available. The Tokyo City Cup Game will be held and splendid prize will be given to winner. The website also provides more information about the specific event schedule. Gates open at Santa Anita at 10:30 a.m., with first post at 12:30 p.m.

  The Japan Family Day features Japanese cultural exhibitions booths such as Sado (tea ceremony), Kado (flower arranging), Shodo (calligraphy), Origami (paper folding), Anime and stage shows like Karate (Japanese martial arts), Min-yo (Japanese folk song), Sumo (Japanese-style wrestling), Ryukyu Buyo (Okinawa traditional dance), Tsugaru Shamisen (Three-stringed Japanese guitar), Kendo (Japanese swordsmanship), Miyuki Geta Dance Art (Contemporary Japanese performing art ), Shakuhachi (Bamboo Flute), Kids Dance and Taiko (a special Japanese drum performance).

Also you can take photos with beautiful kimono lady at the event site. If you want to know more about Japan, visit tour information booth to as an attractive travel destination for your next vacation. Also, at the park, there are lots of entertainments such as games, pony rides and face painting for kids as well. So, your kids never get bored!

If you are hungry, various Japanese food booths are available. Ramen, Sushi, Curry, Okonomiyaki (Japanese-style Pizza), Japanese Tea, Japanese BBQ, Onigiri (Rice Ball) and Japanese bakery… At the beer garden, Japanese beer will be served.

For more information, please visit at www.tokyocitycup.com.

If you are hungry, various Japanese food booths are available. Sushi, Curry, Okonomiyaki (Japanese-style Pizza), Japanese Tea, Japanese BBQ, Onigiri (Rice Ball) and Japanese bakery… At the beer garden, Japanese beer will be served.

Santa Anita Park (http://www.santaanita.com) is located in Arcadia, California, a residential community 14 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles. It is famous as a filming location for the movie, “Seabiscuit“. Santa Anita Park opens on December 26, with daily racing continuing through July 10, from Thursday through Sunday. 


サンタアニタ競馬場と東京・大井競馬場の友好のシンボルレース「Tokyo City Cup」と日本文化交流イベント「Japan Family Day」が今年も開催!



Arcadia –サンタアニタ競馬場は4月3日日曜日に東京・大井競馬場との友好記念レース「Tokyo City Cup」(www.tokyocitycup.com)を開催する。長きに渡る両競馬場の友好関係を祝うこのレースも21回目を迎える。日本の伝統文化、観光情報を紹介する記念行事「Japan Family Day」も同時開催。本年は、2013年までの会場であったパドック・噴水エリアに場所を移しての開催となる。

  トップクラスのサラブレッドが出走する重賞レース(GⅢ)であるTokyo City Cupは、米国内の重賞レースで海外の都市名を冠されているただひとつのレース。当日は来場者に対して、Tokyo City Cup特製T-シャツ・手ぬぐいを先着順に数量限定でプレゼントする。その他、当日開催する競馬ゲームでも優勝者に豪華プレゼントを用意している。

 Tokyo City Cupと同時に開催される日本文化交流イベントJapan Family Dayは茶道、華道、書道、折紙、空手、相撲、剣道、古武道、民謡、琉球舞踊、津軽三味線、下駄舞踊アート、太鼓など多くの日本の伝統芸能、文化を紹介。また日本が誇るアニメ関連ブースも設置予定。場内を歩く美しい着物をまとった女性との写真撮影も楽しめる。