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Gr1 Makfi Stakes Targeted By 10 Gr1 Winners
Nominations for the new racing season's Gr1 Makfi Challenge Stakes (1400m) at Hawkes Bay include 10 individual Gr1 winners among the 38 horses entered. They include previous race winners Fritzy Boy and (King) Mufhasa, plus fellow Gr1 winners Silent Achiever, Final Touch, Sangster, Nashville, Xanadu, Fleur De Lune, Historian & Rollout The Carpet. The race, scheduled for August 31, was won last year by Waikato Stud freshman sire Ocean Park who is in the running for Horse of the Year honours at New Zealand's major awards night on August 15 in Hamilton.