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Griffon Wins Lightning Handicap

Tuesday, 12th June 2012

Arrowfield Stud stallion & former Australian Champion Sire Flying Spur (Danehill-Rolls, by Mr Prospector) added a black-type success (& 86th individual stakes-winner) when 6YO gelding Griffon (Flying Spur-Jeune Girl, by Jeune) returned from a 5-months spell to score a 1.5-lengths victory in the $80,000 Listed Lightning Handicap (1000m) at Eagle Farm. Griffon (ridden by Paul Hammersley for trainer Robert Heathcote) defeated 4YO mare Royal Bender (Refuse To Bend-Red Royalty, by Sovereign Red) & 4YO gelding Audacious Spirit (Bel Esprit-Roskeel, by Zeditave). Griffon (a $210,000 yearling consigned by Orange Grove Thoroughbreds at the 2007 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale) took his record to 5 wins & 4 placings from 14 starts for $199,030 earnings. (Click on the link for full race details from Group Race Results at Arion Pedigrees.)

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