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Dear Demi Wins Gr2 Surround Stakes
At Sydney's Warwick Farm meeting, dual Gr1-winning former Arrowfield Stud & Coolmore shuttler Dehere (Deputy Minister-Sister Dot, by Secretariat) added a group success when the filly Dear Demi (Dehere-Shirley, by Zabeel) scored by 0.3-length for trainer Clarrie Conners in the $175,000 Gr2 Surround Stakes (1400m) for 3YO fillies, over fellow fillies Driefontein (Fastnet Rock-Follow Gold, by Export Price) & Longport (Casino Prince-Ocean Bridge, by Dolphin Street). Dear Demi (a $130,000 yearling consigned by Strawberry Hill Stud at the 2011 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale) took her record to 5 wins (also including 2012's Gr1 VRC Oaks & Gr2 Furious Stakes) & 7 placings (including last year's Gr1 Thousand Guineas, Gr1 Flight Stakes & Gr1 Champagne Stakes) from 17 starts for $1,255,100 earnings. For in-depth race, winner & runner details click on the race name in this item.