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Mirco Demuro of Italy and Christophe Lemaire of France became the first foreigners to qualify for a full-time riding license by passing the Japan Racing Association’s current exam on Thursday.

Since 1994, the JRA has been issuing short-term licenses to overseas jockeys for up to three months in one calendar year. Foreigners had been allowed to take the test for a full-time license from 2013.

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