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Team Valor Buys Brazil Triple Crown Winner Colina Verde
Meanwhile Team Valor has purchased 2006 Brazilian 3YO Triple Crown winner Colina Verde (Know Heights-Verdadeira, by Purple Mountain) & "sent her to trainer Neil Drysdale in Southern California," reported thoroughbredtimes.com. The price was not announced, but Team Valor President Barry Irwin confirmed it was "the largest amount the syndicate has ever raised for a filly or mare" & added: "She is unquestionably the most exciting filly or mare we've had in the barn since Ipi Tombe" (the 2003 Gr1 Dubai Duty Free winner which was bred in Zimbabwe). Last year Colina Verde became swept the Sao Paulo Jockey Club Triple Crown: Gr1 Grande Premio Barao de Piracicaba, Gr1 Grande Premio Henrique Toledo de Lara & Gr1 Grande Premio Diana.