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Great Nation Wins Beaufine Stakes
Ultra-consistent favoured 4YO gelding Great Nation (Key Business-Key Strategy, by Military Plume) won the $50,000 Listed Beaufine Stakes (1000m) for the 2nd successive year with a half-head victory at Belmont Park in Perth. Great Nation (ridden by Paul Harvey for trainer Vern Brockman) defeated 5YO gelding Impressive Stats (Statoblest-Florique, by At Talaq) & fellow 4YO gelding Gobiton (Rubiton-Go Lady, by Bletchley Park). Great Nation (a $30,000 yearling at the 2003 Magic Millions Perth Premier Sale) now has 10 wins (also including this race in July 2005) & 5 placings (including the Listed Summer Scorcher over 1000m at Ascot in January) from 17 starts for $222,360 prize-money.