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Makahiki became the top 3-year-old in all of Japan on Sunday, winning the Japanese Derby and a ¥200 million check after a photo finish over Satono Diamond.

On a glorious afternoon at Tokyo Racecourse, the Deep Impact-sired Makahiki, who went off as the third choice in a full field of 18, held off Satono Diamond by a nose at the wire to capture the second leg in the Japanese triple crown.

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