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Ilha Da Vitoria Wins SAf Gr1 Horse Chestnut

Monday, 3rd April 2006

Brazilian-bred 5YO mare Ilha Da Vitoria (Candy Stripes-De Memoria, by Equalize) "scored a comfortable 1.5-lengths victory over last year's winner & fellow mare Overarching (Arch-Lonely Fact, by Known Fact)" in the Gr1 Horse Chestnut Stakes (1600m) at Turffontein, reported thoroughbredtimes.com. Ilha Da Vitoria (ridden by Kevin Shea for trainer Mike de Kock) defeated Overarching & National Spirit (National Emblem-Meretrix, by Model Man). Ilha Da Vitoria now has 9 wins in 25 starts (also including the 2005 Gr1 Summer Cup); she "will be retired to stud later this year".

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