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Chilean Superstar Heads To Australia
Australian thoroughbred agency, Pedigree Dynamics, who have in the past been instrumental in the purchase of overseas stallions Taimazov (by Southern Halo), Joyeux Danseur (Nureyev), Star Cross (Southern Halo), Mosayter (Storm Cat) & Numerous Times (by Numerous), is involved with the purchase of Chilean stayer Cefalu. According to Pedigree Dynamics principal Jane Henning, Chile's leading stayer, "Cefalu has been purchased via Pedigree Dynamics & Chilean agent Nelson Sepulveda by the Melbourne based racing group, OTI Racing and Bloodstock. Company Directors Terry Henderson and Simon O'Donnell are keen to source world class stayers, with the Melbourne Cup (of 2006) their primary aim." A 4YO gelded son of Dushyantor (Ire), turf specialist Cefalu won the Gr1 Chilean Derby before finishing runner-up in the invitation-only Gr1 Gran Premio Internacional Asociation Latinoamericana de Jockey Clubs in Argentina. Cefalu will arrive in Australia in late November and after a spell, "will be prepared by Lee Freedman with the 2006 CB Cox Stakes and Melbourne Cup in mind."