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Lights Of Heaven Wins Brisbane Cup

Tuesday, 12th June 2012

NZ Cambridge Stud's multiple champion sire Zabeel (Sir Tristram-Lady Giselle, by Nureyev) added another Gr1 staying triumph when 4YO mare Lights Of Heaven (Zabeel-I'm In Heaven, by Volksraad) scored a 3-lengths victory in the $300,000 Gr2 Brisbane Cup (2400m) at Eagle Farm. Lights Of Heaven (ridden by Luke Nolen for trainer Peter Moody) defeated 5YO mare Dance With Her (Al Maher-Dance Hit, by Tights) & favoured 4YO entire Mawingo (Tertullian-Montfleur, by Sadler's Wells). Lights Of Heaven took her record to 6 wins (also including last start's Gr2 Eagle Farm Cup over 2200m at Eagle Farm on June 2, plus 2011's Gr1 Schweppes Oaks over 2008m at Morphettville & Gr2 Sportingbet Fillies Classic over 1600m at Moonee Valley) & 4 placings (in both May's Gr1 Doomben Cup over 2000m at Doomben & Gr2 A.D.Hollindale Stakes over 1800m at the Gold Coast, plus 2011's Gr1 NZ Bloodstock Caulfield Stakes over 2000m at Caulfield & Gr2 P.B.Lawrence Stakes over 1400m at Caulfield) from 14 starts for $973,688 earnings. (Click on the link for full race details from Group Race Results at Arion Pedigrees.)

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