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Desert War Half-Brother At Inglis Easter
The weekend's latest front-running Gr1 triumph by Gooree Stud's multiple Gr1-winning 6YO home-bred gelding Desert War (Desert King-High Heels, by Canny Lad) in the weight-for-age Gr1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill Gardens in Sydney highlighted the cataloguing of his yearling half-brother (by Coolmore sire Encosta de Lago) consigned by Widden Stud as agent to the Inglis Easter Sale in Sydney. Desert War now boasts 11 wins (also including last month's Gr2 Apollo Stakes over 1400m, plus 2006's Gr1 Mackinnon Stakes over 2000m & Gr1 Chipping Norton Stakes over 1600m, plus both the 2004 & 2005 Gr1 Epsom Handicaps over 1600m & both the 2005 & 2006 Gr2 Hill Stakes over 1900m) & 9 placings (including this month's Gr1 Chipping Norton Stakes over 1600m, plus 2006's Gr1 Epsom Handicap over 1600m, Gr1 George Main Stakes over 1600m, Gr1 Ranvet Stakes over 2000m, Gr2 Warwick Stakes over 1400m & Gr2 Apollo Stakes over 1400m) from 36 starts for $2,471,510 earnings.