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Lani's Belmont run inspires Japan route to Kentucky

Lani's Belmont run inspires Japan route to Kentucky

(Reuters) – The storming run by Japan-based colt Lani at this year's Belmont Stakes has inspired a series of races in the Asian country that could annually produce a starter in the Kentucky Derby, from 2017 onwards.

Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) has partnered with the Japan Racing Association (JRA) to create the 'Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby', which will include two one-mile dirt stakes races at the famed Tokyo Racecourse.

"This series provides a path for the top 3-year-old in the country to participate in the 'greatest two minutes in sports'," CDI's president & chief operating officer Bill Mudd said in a statement.

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Horse racing-Lani's Belmont run inspires Japan route to Kentucky

Horse racing-Lani's Belmont run inspires Japan route to Kentucky

Sept 12 (Reuters) – The storming run by Japan-based colt Lani at this year's Belmont Stakes has inspired a series of races in the Asian country that could annually produce a starter in the Kentucky Derby, from 2017 onwards.

Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) has partnered with the Japan Racing Association (JRA) to create the 'Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby', which will include two one-mile dirt stakes races at the famed Tokyo Racecourse.

"This series provides a path for the top 3-year-old in the country to participate in the 'greatest two minutes in sports'," CDI's president & chief operating officer Bill Mudd said in a statement.

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Soi Phet wins E.B. Johnston Stakes at Los Alamitos

Soi Phet wins E.B. Johnston Stakes at Los Alamitos

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) — Soi Phet won the $75,000 E.B. Johnston Stakes for older California-breds by a half-length Saturday at Los Alamitos.

Ridden by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, Soi Phet ran one mile in 1:34.61 & paid $3.40 & $2.20 as the 7-10 favorite.

Magic Mark returned $2.20 as the 8-5 second choice, while Avanti Bello was another 3 1/4 lengths back in third. There was no show wagering because of the four-horse field.

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Soi Phet wins E.B. Johnston Stakes at Los Alamitos

Soi Phet wins E.B. Johnston Stakes at Los Alamitos

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) — Soi Phet won the $75,000 E.B. Johnston Stakes for older California-breds by a half-length Saturday at Los Alamitos.

Ridden by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, Soi Phet ran one mile in 1:34.61 & paid $3.40 & $2.20 as the 7-10 favorite.

Magic Mark returned $2.20 as the 8-5 second choice, while Avanti Bello was another 3 1/4 lengths back in third. There was no show wagering because of the four-horse field.

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Soi Phet wins E.B. Johnston Stakes at Los Alamitos

Soi Phet wins E.B. Johnston Stakes at Los Alamitos

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) — Soi Phet won the $75,000 E.B. Johnston Stakes for older California-breds by a half-length Saturday at Los Alamitos.

Ridden by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, Soi Phet ran one mile in 1:34.61 & paid $3.40 & $2.20 as the 7-10 favorite.

Magic Mark returned $2.20 as the 8-5 second choice, while Avanti Bello was another 3 1/4 lengths back in third. There was no show wagering because of the four-horse field.

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Soi Phet wins E.B. Johnston Stakes at Los Alamitos

Soi Phet wins E.B. Johnston Stakes at Los Alamitos

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) — Soi Phet won the $75,000 E.B. Johnston Stakes for older California-breds by a half-length Saturday at Los Alamitos.

Ridden by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, Soi Phet ran one mile in 1:34.61 & paid $3.40 & $2.20 as the 7-10 favorite.

Magic Mark returned $2.20 as the 8-5 second choice, while Avanti Bello was another 3 1/4 lengths back in third. There was no show wagering because of the four-horse field.

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Soi Phet wins E.B. Johnston Stakes at Los Alamitos

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Dream Team wins feature by half-length at Los Alamitos

Dream Team wins feature by half-length at Los Alamitos

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) — Dream Team won the $54,890 feature by a half-length Friday at Los Alamitos.

Ridden by Tiago Pereira, Dream Team ran a mile in 1:35.98 & paid $11.80, $5.20 & $3.80 as the 9-2 fourth choice.

Howdy returned $8.60 & $5.40, while stablemate Just Kidding was another 2 3/4 lengths back in third & paid $6 to show.

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Dream Team wins feature by half-length at Los Alamitos

Dream Team wins feature by half-length at Los Alamitos

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) — Dream Team won the $54,890 feature by a half-length Friday at Los Alamitos.

Ridden by Tiago Pereira, Dream Team ran a mile in 1:35.98 & paid $11.80, $5.20 & $3.80 as the 9-2 fourth choice.

Howdy returned $8.60 & $5.40, while stablemate Just Kidding was another 2 3/4 lengths back in third & paid $6 to show.

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