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Dating Wins NZ Taranaki Breeders' Stakes
In New Zealand, Waikato Stud stallion & former champion NZ sire O'Reilly (Last Tycoon-Courtza, by Pompeii Court) added a group success when 4YO mare Dating (O'Reilly-Mandate, by Sound Reason) scored a half-length victory in the NZ$80,000 weight-for-age Gr3 Taranaki Breeders’ Stakes (1400m) for fillies & mares at Hawera. Dating (ridden by Jonathan Riddell for trainers Graeme & Debbie Rogerson) defeated 5YO mare Guessing (Keeper-Lady Janice, by Desert Sun) & 6YO mare Sharp Princess (Pins-She's Snubbed, by O'Reilly). Dating took her record to 5 wins (also including January’s Gr3 NZB Desert Gold Stakes over 1600m at Trentham, plus 2010’s Listed Ryder Stakes over 1200m at Otaki) & 2 placings (in both 2010’s Gr3 Hawke's Bay Breeders Gold Trail Stakes over 1200m at Hastings & Listed Soliloquy Lodge Stakes over 1400m at Ellerslie) from 13 starts for NZ$167,950 earnings.