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NZ Triple Gr1-Winner Daffodil Retired To Stud
In New Zealand, Waikato Stud general manager Mark Chittick announced 3-time Gr1-winning home-bred 4YO mare Daffodil (No Excuse Needed-Spring, by O'Reilly) has been retired & will visit resident Australian-bred stallion Pins (Snippets-No Finer, by Kaoru Star) reported thoroughbrednews.com.au. Chittick noted: "She has achieved a great deal on the track, winning Gr1s in Australia & NZ & she took a little longer to show a spring in her step after her last campaign, following a bit of wear & tear. With stakes as they are, she would now need to win a race like the Caulfield Cup & a good colt by Pins might bring a similar result."