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US Gr2-Winner Casino Drive Joins Japan Shadai Roster

Thursday, 7th July 2011

In Japan, regally-bred US Gr2-winning & Japanese Gr1-placed 6YO stallion Casino Drive (Mineshaft-Better Than Honour, by Deputy Minister) “has been retired & will stand at the Shadai Stallion Station” reported racingpost.com. US-bred & Japanese-trained Casion Drive (a US$950,000 yearling at the 2006 Keeneland September Sale) recorded 4 wins (including the US 2008 Gr2 Peter Pan Stakes over 9 furlongs at Belmont Park) & a runner-up (in Japan’s 2009 Gr1 February Stakes over 1600m at Tokyo) from 8 starts for £543,152 (A$815,000) earnings. He “boasts excellent bloodlines, as a half-brother to US Gr1 Belmont Stakes winners Rags To Riches & Jazil, out of Gr1-placed blue hen Better Than Honour”. His half-brother Man Of Iron won the 2009 US Breeders' Cup Marathon (14 furlongs at Santa Anita).

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