For most Japanese, horseracing is thought of as an unrefined, male-dominated, gambler’s pastime. That preconception has prevented horse tracks from expanding their clientele base to women, who are especially dissuaded from visiting the tracks. But Tokyo City Keiba, located in Ooi, Tokyo, is hoping to change all that.
One of four horse tracks built in central Japan in the 1950s, Tokyo City Keiba has been changing the image of the sport. In the mid-80s, the track established a nightly T