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Gran Estefania Wins Venezuela Gr1 Hipica Nacional
Also in Venezuela, 4YO mare Gran Estefania (Water Poet-Money Plus, by Mazag) scored a 3-lengths margin in the Gr1 Clasico Hipica Nacional (2000m on dirt) for fillies & mares at La Rinconada. Gran Estefania (ridden by R.Bracho for trainer G.Delgado) defeated Tours (Synergetic-Green Diamond, by Sir Picture) & Pencapinta (Water Poet-Walk Over, by Epic Junior). Previously this year Gran Estefania also: finished runner-up in July's Gr2 Clasico Dia De La Armada (1600m on dirt) at La Rinconada; won June's Gr3 Clasico Lavandera (1800m on dirt) by 4.75-lengths at La Rinconada; won March's Gr2 Clasico Gustavo Sanabria (2000m on dirt) by 6.5-lengths at La Rinconada; & also won February's Listed Clasico Manual Fonseca (1800m on dirt) by 5.25-lengths at La Rinconada. And in 2006 Gran Estefania also won both the Gr1 Clasico Simon Bolivar (2400m on dirt) at La Rinconada & Gr1 Clasico Hipica Nacional (2000m on dirt) at La Rinconada.