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Taifas Wins Argentina Gr1 Estrellas Classic
At San Isidro in Argentina, deceased former Eliza Park shuttler Val Royal (Royal Academy-Vadlava, by Bikala) added a Gr1 success when 5YO entire Taifas (Val Royal-Sisinia, by Fitzcarraldo) scored 0.75-length victory for trainer A. Gaitan Dassie in the Gr1 Estrellas Classic (2000m) for 3YOs+, over 3YO filly Girlie (Pure Prize-Gigabyte, by Green Means Go) & 3YO colt Hagrid (Seeking Daylight-Hasty Queen, by Candy Stripes). Taifas took his record to 4 wins & 1 placing from 7 starts.