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‘Like A Dream Journey’: Japanese-Trained Serein Targeting Kentucky Oaks Points In Dubai

Promising Japanese 3-year-old filly Serein has made the ambitious move from her home base to Dubai’s Meydan Racecourse and is zeroing in on the Group 3 $250,000 UAE Oaks next Thursday, Feb. 20. A daughter of champion Uncle Mo and G1 winner Tiz Miz Sue, the Mikio Matsunaga-trained Kentucky-bred exits a gritty victory in the […]

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Global Reach: 2020 Stud Fees For Notable North American Runners Standing Abroad

The eyes of North American Thoroughbred fans and breeders are on the international stallion markets as much as they’ve ever been, with two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome, Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, and likely Eclipse Award winner Bricks and Mortar all set to stand in Japan for the 2020 breeding season. Foreign interest […]

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Classic-Placed Lani Retired To Arrow Stud In Japan

Globetrotting Lani, who captured the 2016 G2 U.A.E. Derby and finished third in the G1 Belmont Stakes, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2018 breeding season at Arrow Stud in Japan, according to the Thoroughbred Daily News. The 4-year-old son of Tapit began his career in Japan, winning two of four starts […]

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NYRA Again Extends $1 Million Bonus For Japan-Based 2018 Belmont Winner

In 2018, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will again offer a $1 million bonus to the connections of any Japan-based horse who wins the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets. NYRA officials made the announcement Friday. The $1 million bonus is being offered for the first time in 2017 […]

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Japanese Runner Epicharis Arrives In New York To Finish Belmont Preparations

Carrot Farm’s Japanese-bred multiple stakes winner Epicharis arrived at Belmont Park on Thursday ahead of his North American debut in the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, presented by NYRA Bets, on Saturday, June 10. Arriving on the grounds shortly before 3 p.m., Epicharis was greeted by exercise rider Masa Aki, who is also the […]

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All In The Family: Half-Brothers Lani, Awardee ‘Totally Different’ For Dubai World Cup

Two siblings will meet for the first time on the big stage in Saturday’s Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates. Among 10 runners from Japan at the meeting are the two half-brothers Awardee and Lani, both out of the Sunday Silence mare Heavenly Romance and trained by Mikio Matsunaga for owner-breeder Koji Maeda. Seven-year-old Awardee […]

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Arrogate Draws Post Nine, Gun Runner Post Five For Dubai World Cup

Juddmonte Farms’ Arrogate will break from the number nine post in Saturday’s Group 1 Dubai World Cup at Meydan Race Course. A full field of 14 was entered for the $10 million race, with the U.S. well-represented with five runners. In addition to Arrogate, other U.S. runners include Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC & Three Chimneys Farm’s […]

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Arrogate, Hoppertunity ‘Doing Perfectly’; Keen Ice, Neolithic ‘Like The Surface’ In Dubai

A day after he breezed about 800m (four furlongs) at Meydan, Arrogate spent a peaceful morning on Tuesday in the quarantine barn area. “They just walked and it was nice and cool for them, which was great,” said trainer Bob Baffert, referring to Arrogate and his stablemate and fellow Dubai World Cup contender Hoppertunity (USA). […]

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Arrogate ‘All Good So Far’ In Preparation For 14-Horse Dubai World Cup Field

The Bob Baffert trained Arrogate arrived in the United Arab Emirates late on Tuesday evening, and had his first gallop over the Meydan oval on Friday after he was released from quarantine. The highest-rated horse in the world, the Juddmonte-owned 4-year-old son of Unbridled’s Song was the facile winner of the $12 million Pegasus World […]

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