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More Joyous Wins Breeders Classic

Monday, 14th February 2011

Vinery Stud shuttler More Than Ready (Southern Halo-Woodman's Girl, by Woodman) added a group success when top-weighted 4YO mare More Joyous (More Than Ready-Sunday Joy, by Sunday Silence) returned from a 16-weeks spell to scored a 2.5-lengths victory in the $175,000 Gr2 Breeders Classic (1200m) for mares 4YO & up at Randwick. Hot favourite More Joyous (ridden by Nash Rawiller for trainer Gai Waterhouse) defeated Graceful Anna (Canny Lad-Lamellar, by Grand Lodge) & No Evidence Needed (Shamardal-Generosa, by Generous). More Joyous took her record to 11 wins (also including 2010's Gr1 Toorak Handicap over 1600m at Caulfield, Gr1 George Main Stakes over 1600m at Randwick, Gr2 Sebring Sprint over 1400m at Rosehill, Gr2 Surround Stakes over 1400m at Warwick Farm, Gr2 Light Fingers Stakes over 1200m at Randwick & Listed Sheraco Stakes over 1100m at Rosehill, plus 2009's Gr1 Arrowfield Stud Flight Stakes over 1600m at Randwick & Gr2 Tea Rose Stakes over 1500m at Rosehill, as well as 2008's Gr2 Perfect Vision Ilasik Stakes over 1200m at Rosehill) & a placing (in 2009's Listed Winning Edge Presentation Stakes over 1100m at Rosehill) from 15 starts for $1,573,200 earnings. (Click on the link for full race details from Group Race Results at AAP Racing.)

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