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Aust-Bred War Artist Wins In Dubai

Monday, 21st February 2011

In Dubai, globe-trotting & Gr1-winning Australian-bred 7YO gelding War Artist (Orpen-Royal Solitaire, by Brocco) won a US$175,000 Handicap over 1200m at Meydan for trainer Rodolphe Collet. Overall War Artist (a $57,500 yearling consigned by Attunga Stud at the 2005 Magic Millions January Gold Coast Sale) boasts 9 wins (also including 2010's UAE Gr3 Al Shindagha Sprint over 1200m at Meydan & French Gr3 Prix De Ris-Orangis over 1200m)at Maisons-Laffitte, plus 2009's German Gr2 Goldene Peitsche over 1200m at Baden-Baden & French Gr3 Prix Du Petit Couvert over 1000m at Longchamp, as well as 2007's South African Gr1 Mercury Sprint over 1200m at Clairwood) & 7 placings (including 2009's French Gr1 Prix de l'Abbaye over 1000m at Longchamp, plus 2008's UK Gr1 July Cup over 6 furlongs at Newmarket, UK Gr1 Golden Jubilee Stakes over 6 furlongs at Royal Ascot, UK Gr2 Duke Of York Stakes over 6 furlongs at York & UK Listed Lady Wulfruna Stakes over 7 furlongs at Wolverhampton, as well as 2007's South African Gr1 Golden Horse Sprint over 1200m at Scottsville & South African Gr3 Byerley Turk Plate over 1400m at Scottsville) from 27 starts for US$873,265 earnings.

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