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Ocean Park Wins Gr1 New Zealand Stakes

Monday, 11th March 2013

At Ellerslie, Windsor Park's ill-fated Gr1-winning stallion Thorn Park (Spinning World-Joy, by Bluebird) celebrated a Gr1 triumph when 4YO entire Ocean Park (Thorn Park-Sayyida, by Zabeel) scored by 3.5-lengths for trainer Gary Hennessy in the NZ$200,000 Gr1 New Zealand Stakes (2000m) for 3YOs+, over 7YO gelding Veyron (Thorn Park-Over The Limit, by Centro) & former Singapore Champion 2YO & 3YO & now 6YO gelding Better Than Ever (French Deputy-Songfest, by Unbridled's Song). With his Dubai campaign firmly on track, Ocean Park (a NZ$150,000 yearling consigned by Trelawney Stud at the 2010 NZB Select Sale at Karaka) took his record to 8 wins (also including the Gr1 Cox Plate, Gr1 Caulfield Stakes, Gr1 Underwood Stakes & Gr1 Makfi Stakes) & 4 placings (including the Gr1 Mackinnon Stakes & Gr1 Rosehill Guineas), from 14 starts for earnings of $2,799,817. For in-depth race, winner & runner details click on the race name in this item.

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