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More Joyous Wins Gr1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes

Monday, 4th April 2011

Vinery Stud shuttler More Than Ready (Southern Halo-Woodman's Girl, by Woodman) added a Gr1 triumph when favoured 4YO mare More Joyous (More Than Ready-Sunday Joy, by Sunday Silence) notched her 4th successive group victory with a 2.75-lengths win in the $400,000 weight-for-age Gr1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1500m) for fillies & mares at Rosehill. More Joyous (ridden by Nash Rawiller For trainer Gai Waterhouse) defeated fellow 4YO mares Melito (Redoute's Choice-Cloister, by Marauding) & Happy Hippy (Shamardal-Springburn, by Soviet Lad). More Joyous took her record to 14 wins (also including March's Gr2 Canterbury Stakes over 1300m at Rosehill & both February's Gr1 Futurity Stakes over 1400m at Caulfield & Gr2 Breeders Classic over 1200m at Randwick, plus 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, as well as 2009's Gr1 Arrowfield Stud Flight Stakes over 1600m at Randwick & Gr2 Tea Rose Stakes over 1500m at Rosehill, in addition to 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 18 starts for $2,246,250 earnings. (Click on the link for full race details from Group Race Results at AAP Racing.)

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