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Viana Wins Listed Spring Classic Handicap
At Riccarton Park in New Zealand, NZ's former multiple champion sire Volksraad (Green Desert-Celtic Assembly) added a black-type success when 5YO mare Viana (Volksraad-Hecuba, by Danzero) scored by a neck for trainer Jason Bridgman in the NZ$50,000 Listed Spring Classic Handicap (2000m) for 3YO+, over 7YO gelding Alpine Heights (Spartacus-Alpine Delight, by Bluebird) & 6YO mare The Glitzy One (Flying Spur-The Jewel, by O'Reilly). This was Viana's first stakes victory and took her record to 5 wins & 7 placings from 26 starts for NZ$78,375 earnings.