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Richard Beymer Wins NZ Timpson Sprint
Windsor Park Stud's 7-time NZ champion sire Volksraad (Green Desert-Celtic Assembly, by Secretariat) added a black-type success when 6YO gelding Richard Beymer (Volksraad-Westside Story, by Star Way) prevailed in a 3-way photo-finish to the NZ$45,000 Listed Timpson Family Trust Sprint (1200m) at Te Rapa. Richard Beymer (ridden by Kate Hercock for trainer Jakki Good) scored by a neck from fellow 6YO gelding Veloz (Black Minnaloushe-Dragon Pearl, by Ahonoora) with a further long-head to 5YO mare Bella Valentina (Pins-Roaring Meg, by Centaine). Richard Beymer (passed-in for NZ$67,500 as a 2YO at the 2005 NZ Bloodstock Horses-In-Training Sale) now has 10 wins (also including 2008’s Listed First Sovereign Trust Stakes over 1100m at Pukekohe) & 10 placings (including August’s Gr3 Foxbridge Plate over 1200m at Te Rapa & both March’s Listed Melbourne Racing Club Lightning Handicap over 1200m at Trentham & Gr3 Darley Plate over 1200m at Ellerslie) from 28 starts for NZ$310,550 earnings.