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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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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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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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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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Lexi Thompson wins World Ladies in Japan

Lexi Thompson wins World Ladies in Japan

IBARAKI, Japan (AP) — Lexi Thompson won the World Ladies Championship Salonpas Cup on Sunday, closing with an even-par 72 for a two-stroke victory over Japan's Ayaka Watanabe.

The long-hitting American finished at 13-under 275 at Ibaraki Golf Club in the Japan LPGA Tour major championship. She shot a 65 on Saturday to take a five-stroke lead into the final round.

Thompson won for the first time in Japan. Third in the world ranking, she won the Honda LPGA Thailand in February for her seventh LPGA Tour victory.

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Lexi Thompson wins World Ladies in Japan

Lexi Thompson wins World Ladies in Japan

IBARAKI, Japan (AP) — Lexi Thompson won the World Ladies Championship Salonpas Cup on Sunday, closing with an even-par 72 for a two-stroke victory over Japan's Ayaka Watanabe.

The long-hitting American finished at 13-under 275 at Ibaraki Golf Club in the Japan LPGA Tour major championship. She shot a 65 on Saturday to take a five-stroke lead into the final round.

Thompson won for the first time in Japan. Third in the world ranking, she won the Honda LPGA Thailand in February for her seventh LPGA Tour victory.

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Sports-Events cancelled in Japan after second deadly quake

Sports-Events cancelled in Japan after second deadly quake

TOKYO, April 16 (Reuters) – Sports events scheduled for Saturday in southwestern Japan have been cancelled due to the powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake that struck the country earlier in the day, the Kyodo news agency reported.

The earthquake killed at least 16 people, injuring hundreds more & trapping people in collapsed buildings, barely a day after a quake killed nine people in the same region.

The epicentre of the quake was near the city of Kumamoto on the southern island of Kyushu & measured at a shallow depth of 10 kilometres (six miles), according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Sports-Events cancelled in Japan after second deadly quake

Sports-Events cancelled in Japan after second deadly quake

TOKYO, April 16 (Reuters) – Sports events scheduled for Saturday in southwestern Japan have been cancelled due to the powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake that struck the country earlier in the day, the Kyodo news agency reported.

The earthquake killed at least 16 people, injuring hundreds more & trapping people in collapsed buildings, barely a day after a quake killed nine people in the same region.

The epicentre of the quake was near the city of Kumamoto on the southern island of Kyushu & measured at a shallow depth of 10 kilometres (six miles), according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Sports-Events cancelled in Japan after second deadly quake

Sports-Events cancelled in Japan after second deadly quake

TOKYO, April 16 (Reuters) – Sports events scheduled for Saturday in southwestern Japan have been cancelled due to the powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake that struck the country earlier in the day, the Kyodo news agency reported.

The earthquake killed at least 16 people, injuring hundreds more & trapping people in collapsed buildings, barely a day after a quake killed nine people in the same region.

The epicentre of the quake was near the city of Kumamoto on the southern island of Kyushu & measured at a shallow depth of 10 kilometres (six miles), according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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