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Hanshin Racecourse
Horseracing is a sport that honors tradition and was born amid the strict etiquette of England. This racecourse is known for prominent, high-stakes races such as the Oka Show, a Grade-1 race to open the season, and the Takarazuka Kinen, an "all-star" race in which fan votes determine the runners.
The expansive grounds include a plaza (with a playground) and a beautiful garden, both of which are accessible Mondays-Thursday when no races are held. Popular pony rides are available for children on race days, making this a great outing for the entire family.

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Address 1-1 Komano-cho, Takarazuka 665-0053
Contact Hanshin Racecourse 0798-51-7151
traffic 5 min. on foot via an underground passageway from Nigawa Station on the Hankyu Imazu Line
Web site http://www.jra.go.jp/facilities/race/hanshin/index.html

Barrier-free toilets (9 wheelchair-accessible stalls, 2 women's stalls with baby keeps, 1 baby bed), services for those in wheelchairs (20 wheelchair parking spaces, viewing space (4 spaces at 3F west, 2 spaces at 3F east)), services for nursing mothers (mother's room, nursery room (to be accompanied by parent), children's room)