What is the Cattleya Stakes?

The Cattleya Stakes at Tokyo City on the Road to the Kentucky Derby

The Cattleya S. serves as the first scoring race on the Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby, worth points to the top five finishers on the 10-5-3-2-1 scale. The allowance race for two-year-olds is held around the one-turn metric mile on Tokyo’s dirt track. Typically run in late November, the Cattleya has become a fixture on the Saturday preceding Japan Cup Day.