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By Kate Hunter, Special to Horse Racing Nation
Everybody loves a Kentucky Derby winner, and the Japanese are no exception, they have four. Shigeyuki Okada, owner of Big Red Farm, became one of I'll Have Another's biggest fans after watching his races over and over again on YouTube. He thought he saw in the colt, the same potential that drew Zenya Yoshida to the mighty Sunday Silence.
I'll Have Another will spend the rest of his second career in lovely Hokkaido, where for many horses are not only a way of life but also beloved friends. His care takers, all of whom can be seen kissing their favorite stallions in their Facebook profile photos, are just as enamored with the Derby winner as any American racing fan. Big Red Farm (@BigRedFarm) has even been tweeting about IHA in English, just for YOU! So now everyone can watch the super star colt, hopefully turn into a super star stallion.
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