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Black Minnaloushe Adds US Black-Type

Tuesday, 6th October 2009

Former NZ Windsor Park shuttler Black Minnaloushe (Storm Cat-Coral Dance, by Green Dancer) added a US black-type success when 4YO gelding Dancing In Silks (Black Minnaloushe-Lemhi Love, by Royal And Regal) scored by a nose in the US$100,000 Listed California Cup Sprint Handicap (6 furlongs on all-weather) at Santa Anita. Dancing In Silks (ridden by Joel Rosario for trainer Carla Gaines) defeated 3YO gelding M One Rifle (One Man Army-Leanessa, by Bertrando) & 5YO gelding Bestdressed (Lit De Justice-Undressed, by Black Tie Affair). Dancing In Silks (a US$20,000 weanling at the 2005 Keeneland November Sale & later a C$24,000 yearling at the 2006 British Columbia September Sale) now has 6 wins (also including September's Listed Pirate's Bounty Handicap over 6 furlongs at Del Mar, plus 2008's Listed NTRA Stakes over 6.5 furlongs at Hollywood Park) & 4 placings (including 2008's Listed On Trust Handicap over 7.5 furlongs at Hollywood Park, Listed Damascus Stakes over 7 furlongs at Santa Anita & Listed Real Good Deal Stakes over 7 furlongs at Del Mar) from 12 starts for US$367,622 earnings.

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