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Keyora Wins NZ Hawke's Bay Guineas
The Oaks Stud shuttler Bachelor Duke (Miswaki-Gossamer, by Seattle Slew) added a group success when his colt Keyora (Bachelor Duke-Fairy Lights, by Fairy King) scored by a nose in the NZ$100,000 Gr2 NZ Bloodstock Insurance Hawke's Bay Guineas (1400m) for 3YOs at Hastings. Keyora (ridden by Hayden Tinsley for trainer John Wheeler) defeated fillies St Germaine (Keeper-Selenium, by Straight Strike) & Aspinal (Pins-Clermont Rose, by Sound Reason). Keyora (a NZ$200,000 yearling at the 2008 NZ Bloodstock Premier Sale at Karaka) now has 2 wins & a runner-up from 7 starts for NZ$78,500 earnings.