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Desert War Wins Gr1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes
Sydney's weight-for-age warhorse 6YO gelding Desert War (Desert King-High Heels, by Canny Lad) defied all challengers to easily win the $600,000 Gr1 AJC Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m). Ridden by Damien Oliver for trainer Gai Waterhouse, Desert War defeated favoured 3YO colt Haradasun (Fusaichi Pegasus-Circles Of Gold, by Marscay) who wanted to drift off the track, and 5YO entire Spirit Of Tara (Song Of Tara-Gagoosh, by Marauding). Desert War's record improved to 12 wins and 9 placings from 38 starts for $2,933,610 earnings.