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Black Minnaloushe Adds South Africa Black-Type
Also in South Africa, former Windsor Park shuttler Black Minnaloushe (Storm Cat-Coral Dance, by Green Dancer) added a black-type success when NZ-bred 4YO gelding Gold Onyx (Black Minnaloushe-Egoli Lass, by Kaapstad) scored a half-length victory in the Listed The Sledgehammer (1800m) at Scottsville. Gold Onyx (ridden by Sean Cormack for trainer Sean Tarry) defeated 4YO entire Top Seller (Al Mufti-Top Of The Range, by Northern Guest) & fellow 4YO gelding Jeppe's Reef (Jallad-Studio Fifty Four, by Badger Land). Gold Onyx (a NZ$80,000 yearling consigned by Windsor Park at the 2009 NZB Premier Sale at Karaka) took his record to 5 wins (also including 2010's Gr1 Premier's Champion Stakes over 1600m at Greyville & Gr3 Protea Stakes over 1100m at Turffontein) & 4 placings (including April's Listed Easter Handicap over 2000m at Clairwood & March's Gr3 King's Cup over 1600m at Greyville) from 22 starts.