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War in Iraq keeps Gold Allure home

Updated: March 26, 2003, 10:58 AM ET
By Alan Shuback | Daily Racing Form

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - The Emirates Racing Association's $15.25 million Dubai World Cup night took a heavy hit Monday when Japan withdrew its leading World Cup hope Gold Allure as he was about to be loaded onto a plane in Tokyo on Sunday morning. Dubai World Cup Committee chairman Les Benton said that the Yakuo Ikee-trained son of Sunday Silence was kept at home at the behest of the Japan Racing Association because of the war in Iraq. Also staying at home will be the large Japanese ...

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