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NZ Gr2 Filly Naturo Retired & Heads To Pins
Meanwhile Gr2-winning 3YO Kiwi filly Naturo (Postponed-Rubiton's Best, by Rubiton) who has not been seen on the racetrack since finishing 5th in the Gr1 NZ 1000 Guineas in November & "pulling up lame, has been retired & will be covered by Waikato Stud sire Pins (Snippets-No Finer, by Kaoru Star)" reported thoroughbredinternet.com. Naturo (passed-in for NZ$9,000 at the 2005 NZB Select Yearling Sale) recorded 3 wins (including the Gr3 Highview Stakes over 1200m at Hastings in September & last season's Gr2 Robin, Duke Of Bedford Matamata Breeders' Stakes over 1200m at Matamata, plus runner-up in the Listed James & Annie Sarten Memorial Stakes & 4th in the Gr1 Manawatu Sires Produce Stakes). She was rated joint 2nd 2YO filly on the NZ Free Handicaps last season.