06/06/2015 11:16AM

Japan gets first stakes win in Easy Goer

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ELMONT, N.Y. – A few days before Japan’s debut in February at Gulfstream Park, trainer Mike Hushion opined that he thought very highly of the 3-year-old colt. The next day, Hushion was admitted to a hospital, suffering from leukemia, and when Japan made his debut 48 hours later, he flopped, finishing sixth.