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Platinum Kingdom Wins NZ Champagne Stakes
Eliza Park Stud's (in association with Yallambee Stud) Gr1-winning & 4-times Gr1-placed 9YO freshman stallion Magnus (Flying Spur-Scandinavia, by Snippets) recorded his 1st stakes-winner when juvenile colt Platinum Kingdom (Magnus-Miss Rangoon, by Giant's Causeway) scored a half-length victory in the NZ$50,000 Listed Champagne Stakes (1200m) for 2YOs at Riccarton Park. Platinum Kingdom (ridden by Kelly Myers for trainer Lisa Latta) defeated fellow colt Keen Affair (Keeninsky-City Affair, by City On A Hill) & the gelding Scapolo (Bachelor Duke-Kadesa, by Zabeel). Platinum Kingdom (a $67,500 weanling at the 2010 Magic Millions National Sale) took his record to 2 wins & a runner-up from 5 starts for NZ$37,900 earnings.