One of the Heritages on Hokkaido... "BANEI-KEIBA"...
I made long trip to Obihiro and watch famous "BANEI-KEIBA". LOL
The Racecource is 200-meter-long straight separate courses with 2 humps in the middle. The corse is covered with over 30-centimeter deep sand, and horses star frpm the gate clear 1-meter high 1st hump and they fight with 1.5-meter high 2nd hump. And the horses pull 500-kilogram sleights.
Most of race horses are large-size breed from Hokkaido, Japan.