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El Chico Wins NZ Gr3 Easter Cup
Coolmore-owned former NZ Cambridge Stud shuttler Stravinsky (Nureyev-Fire The Groom, by Blushing Groom) added a NZ group success when 6YO gelding El Chico (Stravinsky-Las Chicas Buenas, by Classic Fame) scored by a short-head in the NZ$70,000 Gr3 Christchurch Casino Easter Cup (1600m) at Riccarton Park. El Chico (ridden by Lisa Allpress for trainer Michael Pitman) defeated 6YO mare Royal Flight (Danzighill-Capital Flight, by Noble Bijou) & dead-heating 4YO geldings The Hand Of Faith (Danske-Annie Marym, by Mi Preferido) & Our Bee Jay (Danske-San Da Belle, by Sandtrap). El Chico took his record to 12 wins & 15 placings from 49 starts for NZ$198,388 earnings.