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Ray's Girl Wins Listed Canterbury Stakes
Multiple Gr1-winning stallion Savabeel (Zabeel-Savannah Success, by Success Express) added a Listed success when 3YO filly Ray's Girl (Savabeel-Natural Rhythm, by Viking Ruler) scored by 2.8-lengths for trainer R. Liefting in the NZ$50,000 Listed Canterbury Stakes (1600m) for 3YOs at North Canterbury NZ, over 3YO gelding Southern Lord (Stratum-Angel Girl, by Rory's Jester) & fellow 3YO gelding Paraketo (Pins-Maureen Terese, by Stravinsky). Ray's Girl (a NZ$6,000 yearling at the 2011 NZB National Yearling Sale) took her record to 2 wins & 2 placings from 7 starts for NZ$45,400 earnings.