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Shadwell Stud welcomes visit from Japanese ambassador

Mukhadram pictured with handler Bela Kristof, Shadwell Stud director Richard Lancaster and the Japanese Ambassador to the UK Koji Tsuruoka. Picture: Steven Cargill

Mukhadram pictured with handler Bela Kristof, Shadwell Stud director Richard Lancaster and the Japanese Ambassador to the UK Koji Tsuruoka. Picture: Steven Cargill

Steven Cargill / Racingfotos.com

Members of the Japanese embassy were welcomed for a tour around Shadwell Estate’s Nunnery Stud in Thetford.

Japanese Ambassador to the UK Koji Tsuruoka visits Shadwell Stud in Thetford accompanied by his wife Yooko and other embassy members. They are pictured with horse Hadaatha and foal. Picture: Steven CargilJapanese Ambassador to the UK Koji Tsuruoka visits Shadwell Stud in Thetford accompanied by his wife Yooko and other embassy members. They are pictured with horse Hadaatha and foal. Picture: Steven Cargil

Japan’s ambassador to the UK, Koji Tsuruoka, accompanied by his wife Yooko Tsuruoka, were joined by the embassy minister for economic affairs and the counsellor in the ministry of agriculture, forestry and fisheries.

They were also joined by the general director and deputy manager of the Japan Racing Association, and Ascot Racecourse chief executive and Director of Racing and Communications, Guy Henderson and Nick Smith.

The visiting party were given a parade of stallions before seeing several mares and foals. The watched the thoroughbreds exercising in the swimming pool.

Stud director Richard Lancaster said: “We are delighted to be able to show Shadwell at such a wonderful time of year, with so many mares and foals about the place.”

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