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Sangster Wins Gr1 Auckland Cup

Thursday, 7th March 2013

At Ellerslie in Auckland, Waikato Stud's Cox Plate winner Savabeel (Zabeel-Savannah Success, by Success Express) added a Gr1 success when favourite 4YO gelding Sangster (Savabeel-Quinta Special, by Spectrum) scored by 2.25-lengths for trainers Busuttin/Young in the NZ$500,000 Gr1 Auckland Cup (3200m) for 3YO+, over 6YO gelding El Soldada (Colombia-Zo'al, by Norman Pentaquad) & 5YO mare Chaparrone (High Chaparral-Quarry, by Sky Chase). A NZ$19,000 NZB 2YO graduate, Sangster took his record to 6 wins (including last start's Gr2 Avondale Cup over 2400m, Gr1 International Stakes at Te Rapa over 2000m & 2011's Gr1 VRC Derby) & 5 placings (including 2011's Gr1 Spring Champion Stakes) from 19 starts for $1,342,392 earnings. For in-depth race, winner & runner details click on the race name in this item.

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