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Floydeboy Wins Gr1 Champions Mile

Monday, 16th April 2007

At Ellerslie racecourse in Auckland, evergreen 7YO gelding Floydeboy (Mellifont-Fleche D'or, by Northerly Native) rallied late to win the Gr1 Champions Mile (1600m). Ridden by Mark Hills for trainer Bernard Dyke, Floydeboy defeated 5YO gelding Dezigna (Volksraad-Label Basher, by Conquistarose) by a neck, and 5YO mare Polish Princess who was a further 1.25 lengths back. Floydeboy (a NZ$16,000 yearling at the 2001 NZB Summer Sale) won the NZ$75,000 Gr3 Merial Metric Mile (1600m) at Awapuni, and finished runner-up in the Listed Waikato Stud Opunake Cup (1400m) at Hawera in July & was also placed in last November's Gr3 Tauranga Stakes (1600m). The victory on Saturday took his record to 9 wins & 21 placings from 53 starts.

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