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November 25, 2002 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
Falbrav, an Italian-based horse, won the $3.8-million Japan Cup by a nose Sunday in Nakayama, after a foul claim by the trainer and jockey of the American runner-up was disallowed by the track stewards. Trainer Neil Drysdale and jockey Corey Nakatani thought their protest on behalf of Sarafan was given short shrift. "My horse ran great, but the stewards did a bad job," Nakatani said. "[Falbrav] bumped me four times and I was just cruising to pass him.
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October 31, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer and Bill Dwyre
Jockey Ryan Moore might be overqualified if he ever wants to be a contestant on the TV series "The Amazing Race," based on his travel itinerary for the next two months. He was in Toronto on Sunday riding Joshua Tree to victory in the Canadian International. On Friday and Saturday, he'll be at Santa Anita riding six European-trained horses in the Breeders' Cup World Championships. He has a flight booked on Saturday night to Australia, where he'll be riding in the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday.
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November 27, 1995 | Associated Press
German-bred Lando pulled away in the stretch to win the $3.9-million Japan Cup on Sunday, ending a three-year string of victories by the host country. The 5-year-old Lando, ridden by Michael Roberts, won by 1 1/2 lengths over Hishi Amazon of Japan before a record crowd of 180,760 at Tokyo Race Course. Hernando was third. Lando, the first German horse to win in the race's 15-year history, covered the 1 1/2-mile turf course in 2:24 3/5. The victory was worth about $1.7 million.
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November 25, 2002 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
Falbrav, an Italian-based horse, won the $3.8-million Japan Cup by a nose Sunday in Nakayama, after a foul claim by the trainer and jockey of the American runner-up was disallowed by the track stewards. Trainer Neil Drysdale and jockey Corey Nakatani thought their protest on behalf of Sarafan was given short shrift. "My horse ran great, but the stewards did a bad job," Nakatani said. "[Falbrav] bumped me four times and I was just cruising to pass him.
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November 20, 1993 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The morning after Richard Mandella broke the bank at Santa Anita, winning two Breeders' Cup races and two other stakes, Fernando Toro, a retired jockey, was at the barn, waiting to congratulate the trainer who had turned 43 two days before. In 1982, Toro had been aboard The Hague when the colt won a $400,000 division of the Hollywood Turf Cup for one of Mandella's first major victories.
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November 28, 1994 | Associated Press
Marvelous Crown of Japan outran co-favorite Paradise Creek of the United States down the stretch Sunday to win the Japan Cup, the world's richest horse race, by a nose. The victory in front of a crowd of 165,930 at Tokyo Race Course was worth $1.74 million from a purse of $4.03 million, increasing Marvelous Crown's career earnings to $4.16 million. It was the 1,301st career victory for jockey Katsumi Minai, who earlier this year became Japan's first Triple Crown winner in 10 years.
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November 15, 1989 | Associated Press
Prized, winner of the Breeders Cup Turf race earlier this month, withdrew from the Japan Cup today due to a weight problem. The 3-year-old colt, who has won four of seven starts this season, including the Breeders Cup event earlier this month, will not run because of weight loss, according to the Japan Horseracing Assn. Seven foreign entries and eight Japanese horses will go in the 1 1/2-mile turf run on Nov. 26, the world's second-richest horse race with a top prize of $956,000.
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November 28, 1993 | Associated Press
Kotashaan, the California-based, French-bred horse, can take a big step toward being selected horse of the year in the United States by winning the Japan Cup today. A victory would be the seventh in 10 starts this year--all on the turf--for Koashaan, winner of the $2-million Breeders' Cup Turf in his last start at Santa Anita on Nov. 6. The 5-year-old horse drew the No. 7 post for the 1 1/2-mile Japan Cup, worth $3.65 million with a winner's purse of $1.57 million.
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November 28, 1993 | Associated Press
Legacy World spurted to the front in the last three-eighths of a mile Sunday and won the Japan Cup at Fuchu, Japan. The Japanese 4-year-old, ridden by Hiroshi Kawauchi, covered the 1 1/2-mile turf track at the Tokyo Race Course in an unofficial time of 2:24 2/5 and won $1.56 million. Breeders' Cup Turf champion Kotashaan, trying to wrap up horse-of-the-year honors, was second, 1 1/4 lengths back.
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September 30, 2001 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Norfolk Stakes, struggling to regain recognition as a Grade I race, didn't gain any ground at Santa Anita Saturday when undefeated Came Home, one of the best 2-year-olds in the country and the 2-5 morning-line favorite, was scratched because of an ankle injury. Came Home's absence left the $250,000 Norfolk with six horses, three of them maidens and none a stakes winner.
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May 14, 2001 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was fitting that a race honoring Fastness went to a horse with the quickest turn of foot. A Grade III contest named for the multiple-stakes winner who was trained in the United States by Jenine Sahadi, the $110,400 Fastness featured an extremely slow early pace and a rapid final three furlongs Sunday at Hollywood Park. Irish Prize, the 9-5 favorite, outkicked 7-2 second choice Timboroa to win by a neck in 1:50 for the 1 1/8 miles on turf.
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October 28, 1997 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The $2-million Breeders' Cup Turf, already hard hit by the losses of Marlin, Rainbow Dancer and Influent because of injuries, will also be run without Sandpit, whose owner decided that a $400,000 supplementary fee was too high. "That's an awful lot of money," trainer Richard Mandella said after discussing Sandpit's status with Sergio Menezes, who owns the horse. "If the payment had only been $240,000, we might have done it."
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June 3, 1996 | From Staff and Wire Reports
South Korean soccer official Chung Mong-joon proposed Sunday that Japan and South Korea play a match to decide who plays host to the championship match of the 2002 World Cup finals. A bitterly contested bidding campaign ended Friday, when FIFA, soccer's world governing body, ruled the two share the event, but did not stipulate which country would stage the final.
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November 27, 1995 | Associated Press
German-bred Lando pulled away in the stretch to win the $3.9-million Japan Cup on Sunday, ending a three-year string of victories by the host country. The 5-year-old Lando, ridden by Michael Roberts, won by 1 1/2 lengths over Hishi Amazon of Japan before a record crowd of 180,760 at Tokyo Race Course. Hernando was third. Lando, the first German horse to win in the race's 15-year history, covered the 1 1/2-mile turf course in 2:24 3/5. The victory was worth about $1.7 million.
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November 28, 1994 | Associated Press
Marvelous Crown of Japan outran co-favorite Paradise Creek of the United States down the stretch Sunday to win the Japan Cup, the world's richest horse race, by a nose. The victory in front of a crowd of 165,930 at Tokyo Race Course was worth $1.74 million from a purse of $4.03 million, increasing Marvelous Crown's career earnings to $4.16 million. It was the 1,301st career victory for jockey Katsumi Minai, who earlier this year became Japan's first Triple Crown winner in 10 years.
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October 13, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Americans, led by John Mazza, took all six positions for the finals of the Japan Cup, a bowling competition between the United States and Japan in Tokyo. Mazza, a winner of three tournaments this year, took a 33-pin lead in the five-game stepladder elimination with 7,710 pins, including 570 bonus pins. Walter Ray Williams Jr., of Stockton, was second.
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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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