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Star Of Octagonal Wins Hawkesbury Rowley Mile

Monday, 7th May 2012

Former Australian Horse-Of-The-Year & 10-times Gr1-winning Darley stallion Octagonal (Zabeel-Eight Carat, by Pieces Of Eight) added a black-type success when 5YO gelding Star Of Octagonal (Octagonal-Joyce, by Faltaat) scored by a head in the $150,000 Listed Hawkesbury Rowley Mile (1600m) at Hawkesbury in NSW. Star Of Octagonal (ridden by Robert Thompson for trainer Todd Howlett) defeated fellow 5YO geldings Western Symbol (High Chaparral-Blue Symbol, by Bluebird) & Saint Encosta (Encosta De Lago-St Katherine, by Barathea). Star Of Octagonal (a $23,000 yearling consigned by Woodlands Stud at the 2007 Inglis/Pitt, Son & Keene Scone Sale) took his record to 5 wins (also including 2010's Gr3 South Pacific Classic over 1400m at Randwick & Inglis Guineas over 1600m at Scone) & 8 placings (including both March's Gr2 Ajax Stakes over 1500m at Rosehill & Gr3 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap over 1400m at Broadmeadow, plus January's Listed Carrington Stakes over 1100m at Warwick Farm & 2009's Inglis Challenge over 1300m at Scone) from 20 starts for $844,530 earnings. (Click on the link for full race details from Group Race Results at Arion Pedigrees.)

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