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Aust-Bred Red Ransom 2YO Wins In Japan
In Japan, Australian-bred 2YO colt Rivesaltes (Red Ransom-Hill Of Grace, by Zabeel) scored by 2-lengths at Nakayama. Rivesaltes (a $375,000 yearling consigned by Willow Park Stud & purchased by Katsumi Yoshida at the 2007 Inglis Easter Sale in Sydney) was having his 2nd start (after finishing runner-up on debut). His dam Hill Of Grace notched 5 wins (from 1600-2040m) & earned $1,726,632 with victories including the Gr1 Ansett Stakes & Gr2 Moonee Valley Oaks (plus runner-up in the Gr1 Mackinnon Stakes, Gr1 Ranvet Stakes, Gr1 New Zealand Oaks, Gr1 New Zealand Derby & Gr2 Sandown Classic, as well as 3rd-placed in the NZ Gr1 Oaks Stud Classic & NZ Gr3 Hawke's Bay Challenge). Willow Park Stud is offering Hill Of Grace's latest yearling colt (by star Arrowfield Stud stallion Redoute's Choice) at next month's Inglis Easter Sale.