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Japan Cup dirt winner a product of local breeding

JAPANESE buyers have made their presence felt at this year's European and American breeding stock sales, but the Japan Cup Dirt was a tribute to its indigenous breeding.

The race was won for the second year running by Transcend, who earlier this year finished second to Victoire Pisa in the Dubai World Cup.

Transcend is by the imported stallion Wild Rush out of a mare by Arc winner Tony Bin, who has been a very influential stalllion in Japan.

His daughter Cinema Scope has bred five winners other than Transcend, and is a full-sister to Japanese stakes-placed Pulsebeat.

Both Transcend's second dam, Blue Hawaii,  and third dam, Sunny Swaps, were unraced. The later produced Japanese 2,000 Guineas and  St Leger-placed Sakura Sunny O.




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