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JRA Reports Growing Interest In Aust's The Championships
Japanese connections are reported by the Japan Racing Association (JRA) to be showing increased interest in The Championships, the Autumn showcase held in Sydney. Acknowledging Japan's familiarity with Melbourne's Spring Carnival, a JRA statement says the growing interest in Sydney's Autumn Carnival grand finale follows the success of Japan's Hana's Goal in the The Championships' inaugural year (2014) where she won the Gr1 All Aged Stakes (1400m), followed by Real Impact in 2015 who collared the Gr1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) before finishing 2nd in the Gr1 Doncaster Handicap (1600m) when asked to carry 4kg more than winner Kermadec.