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Magical Fantasy Wins US Gr1 Yellow Ribbon Stakes
Favoured 4YO mare Magical Fantasy (Diesis-Kissing Gate, by Easy Goer) scored her 4th consecutive graded-stakes victory & 3rd successive Gr1 triumph with a half-length margin in the US$300,000 Gr1 Yellow Ribbon Stakes (9 furlongs on turf) for fillies & mares at Santa Anita. Magical Fantasy (ridden by Alex Solis for trainer Patrick Gallagher) defeated UK-bred 4YO mare Visit (Oasis Dream-Arrive, by Kahyasi) & NZ-bred 6YO mare Black Mamba (Black Minnaloushe-Sneetch, by Grosvenor). Kentucky-bred Magical Fantasy took her overall record to 6 wins (also including August's Gr1 John Mabee Handicap over 9 furlongs at Del Mar, May's Gr1 Gamely Stakes over 9 furlongs at Hollywood Park & April's Gr2 Santa Barbara Handicap over 10 furlongs at Santa Anita, plus 2008's Gr1 Del Mar Oaks over 9 furlongs) & 4 runners-up (including February's Gr2 La Canada Stakes over 9 furlongs at Santa Anita & 2008's Gr3 Senorita Stakes over 8 furlongs at Hollywood Park) from 17 starts for US$1,039,258 earnings.