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Aust Karasi Wins 2nd Nakayama Grand Jump
Meanwhile 11-year-old champion Australian steeplechaser Karasi (Kahyasi-Karamita, by Shantung) became the "greatest money-earner in the history of Australasian jumps racing" when he won Japan's Nakayama Grand Jump (4250m) for the 2nd consecutive year, reported thoroughbredinternet.com. Karasi (ridden by Brett Scott for trainer Eric Musgrove) defeated fast-finishing local favourite TM Dragon by a neck with Telegenic (who won the Pegasus Jump at his last start) 7-lengths back in 3rd place. Karasi now has 15 wins & 18 placings from 82 starts for $2,753,943 earnings; before his jumping career, Karasi finished 3rd in both the 2000 & 2001 renewals of the Gr1 Brisbane Cup (3200m), runner-up in the 2000 Gr1 Adelaide Cup (3200m) & 4th (behind Ethereal) in the 2001 Gr1 Melbourne Cup (3200m).