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Her Royal Highness Wins NZ Wairarapa Breeders Stakes
Windsor Park Stud's 7-time NZ champion sire Volksraad (Green Desert-Celtic Assembly, by Secretariat) added a black-type success when 6YO mare Her Royal Highness (Volksraad-Grand Princess, by Last Tycoon) prevailed in a 3-way photo-finish to yesterday's NZ$45,000 weight-for-age Listed Wairarapa Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes (1600m) at Tauherenikau. Her Royal Highness (ridden by Andrew Calder for trainer Jakki Good) scored by a neck from dead-heating 5YO mare Chinon (Bertolini-Olivain, by Truly Vain) & favoured 3YO filly Kiwi Lady (Ruby's Jester-Luscious Lady, by Al Akbar). Her Royal Highness (passed-in for NZ$28,000 as a yearling at the 2006 NZ Bloodstock Select Sale at Karaka) took her record to 3 wins & 11 placings (including 2010's Listed AG & Turf Sprint over 1400m at Te Rapa) from 26 starts for NZ$79,960 earnings.