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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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Could Belmont Run By Epicharis Be Start Of Something Big For NYRA?

The New York Racing Association hopes Epicharis’ participation in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday will help to usher in a new era of regular appearances by Japan-based horses in its major races. NYRA officials persuaded Epicharis’ connections to make the long journey from Japan by offering a $1-million bonus if their quest should […]

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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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Arrogate, Songbird Headline Nominations To $10M Dubai World Cup

Arrogate, officially recognized as the world’s best racehorse of 2016, has been nominated for the Saturday March 25 Dubai World Cup, along with a host of other global stars of racing. The Bob Baffert-trained four-year-old, who was the runaway winner of the Pegasus World Cup, produced his star performance to date when beating the 2016 […]

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Added Incentive: NYRA To Offer $1M Bonus To Japan-Based Winner Of Belmont Stakes

  The New York Racing Association has announced a $1 million bonus to any Japan-based thoroughbred who competes in and wins the 149th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 10 at Belmont Park, the last and longest leg of racing’s Triple Crown. The entire $1 million bonus would be […]

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