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Track Debut Today By El Segundo Full-Brother

Wednesday, 8th October 2008

In Australia, 4YO gelding El Catino (Pins-Palos Verdes, by Oak Ridge), a full-brother to 4-time Gr1-winning 7YO gelding El Segundo, makes his racetrack debut today over 1200m at Ballarat in Victoria for trainer Colin Little. His brother El Segundo (a NZ$140,000 yearling at the 2003 NZ Bloodstock Premier Sale at Karaka) won last year's unofficial Australian weight-for-age championship, the Gr1 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley & overall boasts 12 wins (also including the Gr1 Orr Stakes over 1400m, Gr1 Underwood Stakes over 1800m, Gr1 Yalumba Stakes over 2000m, Gr2 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes over 1600m, Gr2 Carlyon Stakes over 1200m, Gr2 Memsie Stakes over 1400m & Listed JRA Cup over 2040m) & 7 placings (including 2006's Gr1 Cox Plate over 2040m, plus the Gr1 Futurity Stakes over 1600m, Gr1 Yalumba Stakes over 2000m & Listed Aurie's Star Handicap over 1200m) from 26 starts for $3,791,875 earnings.

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