11/12/2008 1:00AM

Rahy's Attorney lands in Japan


Rahy's Attorney, winner of the Woodbine Mile on Sept. 7, arrived in Japan on Tuesday to prepare for the $2.1 million Mile Championship at Kyoto on Nov. 23. A 4-year-old gelding trained by Ian Black, Rahy's Attorney touched down at Tokyo's Narita International Airport after a 24-hour journey from Toronto and was immediately transferred to the Japan Racing Association's Shiroi Quarantine Center east of Tokyo.

"His condition has not changed since he was back home," exercise rider Tyler Gaskin told the Japan Racing website. "He has overcome the transportation and is doing very well."

After spending seven days in quarantine, Rahy's Attorney still faces a nine-hour van trip from Shiroi to Kyoto, where he will be ridden in the Mile Championship by his regular rider, Slade Callaghan.

A son of the Silver Deputy stallion Crown Attorney, Rahy's Attorney most recently finished sixth behind Thorn Song in Keeneland's Shadwell Turf Mile. He will be one of two North American horses running in Japan this fall, as the connections of the Canadian International winner Marsh Side have accepted an invitation to run in the Japan Cup at Tokyo on Nov. 30.