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Blue Ribbon Wins Listed Centaurea Stakes
At Morphettville in South Australia, deceased Gr1-winning stallion Royal Academy (Nijinsky II-Crimson Saint, by Crimson Satan) added a black-type success when 5YO mare Blue Ribbon (Royal Academy-Ribbon, by Perugino) scored by 1.2-lengths for trainer Colin Little in the $100,000 Listed Centaurea Stakes (2006m) for 3YO+ f&m, over 3YO filly Star Fashion (Street Cry-Elegant Fashion, by Danewin) & 4YO mare Stella Lante (Starcraft-Villa Lante, by Filante). This was the first stakes victory for Blue Ribbon who took her record to 5 wins and 4 placings (including the Gr2 Queen of the South Stakes) from 24 starts for $202,816 earnings.