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Joyful Victory Wins US Gr1 Santa Margarita Stakes
At California's Santa Anita Park, 5YO mare Joyful Victory (Tapit-Wild Lucy Black, by Wild Again) scored a 4-lengths victory for trainer J.Jones in the US$294,250 Gr1 Santa Margarita Stakes (9 furlongs) for 4YOs+, over 4YO mare More Chocolate (Malibu Moon-Little Treasure, by Night Shift) & fellow 5YO mare Brushed By A Star (Eddington-Brush Hour, by Broad Brush). Joyful Victory took her record to 6 wins (also including the Gr2 Fantasy Stakes & Gr3 Honeybee Stakes at Oaklawn) & 8 placings (including runners-up in the Gr1 Frizette Stakes & Gr1 Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont & Gr1 Zenyatta Stakes at Santa Anita) from 17 starts.