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June 15, 1990 | From Reuters
Cash-laden Japanese are going to horse races in growing numbers, boosting profits to record levels, says a government report issued Thursday. Combined profits at 34 regional race tracks across Japan reached a record annual high of $5.5 billion in fiscal 1989 ending March 1990, according to a spokesman for the Agriculture Ministry. The figure represented an 18% increase over the previous year's profits, the official said.
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December 2, 1993 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trainer Richard Mandella didn't throw his binoculars, and storm out of the racetrack That's what Bobby Frankel did at Hollywood Park in June, when he felt a poor ride by Kent Desormeaux cost Jolphya a chance to win the Beverly Hills Handicap. And the Beverly Hills was only a $300,000 race. When Desormeaux misjudged the finish line in Sunday's Japan Cup, choking off Kotashaan's stretch rally, the race was worth $3.6 million.
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November 29, 1993 | From Associated Press
Jockey Kent Desormeaux misjudged the finish line in the world's richest horse race Sunday, and it might have cost Kotashaan more than the $1.56-million winner's purse. Winner of the Breeders' Cup Turf Nov. 6 and six of 10 starts this year, Kotashaan was a leading candidate for horse of the year going into the $3.61-million Japan Cup. But Kotashaan was beaten by 1 1/4 lengths by Japanese-bred Legacy World after Desormeaux stood up in the irons, mistaking the 100-meter mark for the finish line.
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November 29, 1993 | From Associated Press
Jockey Kent Desormeaux misjudged the finish line in the world's richest horse race Sunday, and it might have cost Kotashaan more than the $1.56-million winner's purse. Winner of the Breeders' Cup Turf Nov. 6 and six of 10 starts this year, Kotashaan was a leading candidate for horse of the year going into the $3.61-million Japan Cup. But Kotashaan was beaten by 1 1/4 lengths by Japanese-bred Legacy World after Desormeaux stood up in the irons, mistaking the 100-meter mark for the finish line.
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December 2, 1993 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trainer Richard Mandella didn't throw his binoculars, and storm out of the racetrack That's what Bobby Frankel did at Hollywood Park in June, when he felt a poor ride by Kent Desormeaux cost Jolphya a chance to win the Beverly Hills Handicap. And the Beverly Hills was only a $300,000 race. When Desormeaux misjudged the finish line in Sunday's Japan Cup, choking off Kotashaan's stretch rally, the race was worth $3.6 million.
SPORTS
November 25, 1991 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Had the breeding market been better this year, Golden Pheasant might have been sent to stud. If the 5-year-old horse's 1991 record had been better, he probably would have run in the Breeders' Cup. Winless this year, Golden Pheasant didn't have the credentials to get into the Breeders' Cup Turf at Churchill Downs on Nov. 2. So he was sent to Tokyo, and on Sunday he won the $2.
BUSINESS
November 25, 1992 | Bloomberg News Service
Trade watchers say they hate to nag, but there's another industry where the Japanese don't compete fairly: horse racing. In 1990, Japan led the world in money awarded to winners of horse races--$765 million. However, Japan limited to 35% the number of races where foreign horses could compete this year. The United States has no such limits, the General Accounting Office said in a report to Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
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March 26, 2011 | Wire reports
Facing match point and feeling lousy, Andy Roddick bent over behind the baseline with his hands on his thighs, looking like someone desperately needing to take a seat in the shade. That's where he was headed one point later. An ailing Roddick lost his opening match Saturday in the Sony Ericsson Open at Key Biscayne, Fla., to Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay, 6-4, 7-6 (4). Two-time champion Roddick requested three visits from a trainer in the second set and said he had trouble breathing because of chest congestion.
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June 16, 1992 | LESLIE HELM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The trumpets blare, and the horses spring out of their gates. The Nippon Derby is on. Astrogate, offspring of the legendary American racehorse Secretariat, soon falls behind. Mihono Bourbon, however, is the real favorite. A crowd of 162,647, packed in and around the grandstand like commuters on a rush-hour train, roar their approval as he pulls away from the pack for an easy win. So, Mihono Bourbon's owner gets the $1.3-million purse, the biggest of the year.
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November 25, 1991 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Had the breeding market been better this year, Golden Pheasant might have been sent to stud. If the 5-year-old horse's 1991 record had been better, he probably would have run in the Breeders' Cup. Winless this year, Golden Pheasant didn't have the credentials to get into the Breeders' Cup Turf at Churchill Downs on Nov. 2. So he was sent to Tokyo, and on Sunday he won the $2.
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June 15, 1990 | From Reuters
Cash-laden Japanese are going to horse races in growing numbers, boosting profits to record levels, says a government report issued Thursday. Combined profits at 34 regional race tracks across Japan reached a record annual high of $5.5 billion in fiscal 1989 ending March 1990, according to a spokesman for the Agriculture Ministry. The figure represented an 18% increase over the previous year's profits, the official said.
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