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Bloodlines: Japan’s Grass Is Greener For Stallion Prospects Like Turf Star Bricks And Mortar

The Grade 1 Arlington Million became the 10th victory in 12 starts for Bricks and Mortar (by Giant’s Causeway), who is a virtual certainty to be divisional champion and is also a serious contender for Horse of the Year. Not since Kotashaan (Darshaan) in 1993 has a turf champion exerted the prowess to become Horse […]

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Japan: Purses And Local Passion Create A Near ‘Racing Utopia’

Harry Sweeney made the move from Ireland to Japan in 1990 to work as a farm manager and veterinarian, because the farm was willing to pay six times his Irish salary. According to the New York Times, he only intended to stay for one year. Now, 25 years later, Sweeney owns and operates his own […]

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