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Duramente, winner of last season’s Japanese Derby and Satsuki Sho titles, has retired due to injury and will be put out to stud, the Japan Racing Association (JRA) said on Wednesday.

The four-year-old colt lost his balance and was injured after finishing second at the Takarazuka Kinen on Sunday. Tests later revealed ligament damage, tendon inflammation and internal bleeding in his front left leg.

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