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Time Keeper Wins NZ Manawatu Classic
Coolmore-owned former Cambridge Stud shuttler Stravinsky (Nureyev-Fire The Groom, by Blushing Groom) added a NZ group success (& 61st individual stakes-winner world-wide) when his colt Time Keeper (Stravinsky-Organdy, by Our Emblem) blitzed his rivals by 6-lengths in the NZ$70,000 Gr3 The Oaks Stud Manawatu Classic (2000m) for 3YOs at Awapuni. Time Keeper (ridden by David Walsh for trainers Graeme Nicholson & Paul Allbon) defeated the fillies Utopia (High Chaparral-Joie De Vivre, by Zabeel) & Eileen Dubh (Storm Creek-Vingtaine, by Centaine). Time Keeper (a NZ$65,000 yearling at the 2009 NZB Carnival Sale) now has 3 wins & 6 placings (including January's Karaka Mile over 1600m at Ellerslie & 2009's Listed Wanganui Guineas over 1340m at Wanganui) from 24 starts for NZ$157,350 earnings.