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Notable US-Bred & -Sired Runners in Japan: Apr. 18, 2021

In this continuing series, we take a look ahead at US-bred and/or conceived runners entered for the upcoming weekend at the tracks on the Japan Racing Association circuit, with a focus on pedigree and/or performance in the sales ring. Here are the horses of interest for this Sunday running at Hanshin, Niigata and Nakayama Racecourses, the last of which stages the first colts' Classic of 2021, the G1 Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas) over the metric 10 furlongs: Sunday, April 18, 2021 1st-NII, ¥9,680,000 ($89k), Maiden, 3yo, 1800m ALIENOR (JPN)...

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Notable US-Bred & -Sired Runners in Japan: Mar. 13 & 14, 2021

In this continuing series, we take a look ahead at US-bred and/or conceived runners entered for the upcoming weekend at the tracks on the Japan Racing Association circuit, with a focus on pedigree and/or performance in the sales ring. Here are the horses of interest for this weekend, with all the focus on Chukyo Racecourse: Saturday, March 13, 2021 6th-CKO, ¥14,360,000 ($132k), Allowance, 4yo/up, 1400m VALKYRJA (JPN) (f, 4, Tapit--Peace and War, by War Front) makes her first appearance in 13 months, having broken her maiden in her lone trip...

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Notable US-Bred Runners in Japan: Jan. 16 & 17, 2021

In this continuing series, we take a look ahead at US-bred and/or conceived runners entered for the upcoming weekend at the tracks on the Japan Racing Association circuit, with a focus on pedigree and/or performance in the sales ring. Here are the horses of interest for this weekend running at Chukyo and Nakayama Racecourses: Saturday, January 16, 2021 7th-CKO, ¥14,360,000 ($138k), Allowance, 4yo/up, 1200m LA LA CHRYSAOR (h, 5, Speightstown--Lindy, by War Front) made a huge impression when graduating by 10 1/2 lengths on debut as the 6-5 favorite just...

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