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Lani Stud Fee Set at ¥500,000

American classic-placed son of Tapit enters stud at Arrow Stud.

Arrow Stud in Japan has set the 2018 stud fee for Lani, the 4-year-old American classic-placed son of Tapit , at ¥500,000 (US$4,500).

Lani arrived at Arrow Stud Nov. 30, according to 

Bred in Kentucky and raced by owner/breeder Koji Maeda, Lani earned a spot in the 2016 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) starting gate by winning the UAE Derby Sponsored by the Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group (G2). He finished unplaced in both the Derby and the Preakness Stakes (G1), but redeemed his Triple Crown efforts with a third in the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1).

The strapping gray colt retires with a record of 3-1-2 out of 17 starts and earnings of $1,671,708.

Lani is the second graded stakes winner produced by Japanese grade 1 winner Heavenly Romance (by Sunday Silence). The mare is also the dam of grade 3 winner Awardee (Jungle Pocket) and six-time black-type stakes winner Amour Briller (Smart Strike).

Arrow Stud also stands grade 1-placed, grade 2 winner Battle Plan (by Empire Maker ), grade 1 winners Earnestly (Grass Wonder), Sinister Minister (Old Trieste), and South Vigorous (End Sweep), as well as two-time Japan Cup Dirt (G1) winner Transcend (Wild Rush), and grade 1-placed, grade 2 winner World Ace (Deep Impact).