Hanshin Racecourse boasts of two turf courses; one is a jump course and the other one is a dirt course.
Hanshin Racecourse was built in 1949 on the site of a former aircraft plant called Kawanishi Aircraft Company that manufactured fighting planes during the World War II at Komanocho in Takarazuka in Japan. After the World War II, the authorities ordered the company to stop the production of combat planes which brought about a closure to the concern. In 1949, the Hanshin Racecourse was built by Keihanshin Keiba K.K. and is considered as the second racecourse in Western Japan (next to Kyoto Racecourse). Kyoto and Hanshin have equal numbers of race meetings and both of them alternate race meeting. Some of the most prominent races hosted in Hanshin Racecourse include the Oka Sho (or the Japanese1000Guineas), the Takarazuka Kinen, the Hanshin Juvenile Fillies and the Asahi Hai FuturityStakes.
The gaming at the Hanshin racecourse is executed every year with 20 race days along with 2 Jump meets where betting is also allowed.
Japan Racing Association took over the responsibilities of the racecourse in 1955 which led the stadium to two major renovations, happened in the year 1991 and 2006.
Hanshin Racecourse staged the Japan Cup Dirt since 2008 before which it was hosted in Tokyo Racecourse. In 2015, the race was named as Champions Cup and has moved to Chukyo.
The reconstruction of the Hanshin Racecourse which was completed in 2006 compelled notable races to be held at Kyoto Racecourse as well as Chukyo Racecourse.