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I Do Wins Listed Rotorua Stakes
At Arawa Park in New Zealand, Waikato Stud sire No Excuse Needed (Machiavellian-Nawaiet, by Zilzal) added a black-type success when 6YO mare I Do (No Excuse Needed-Freequence, by O'Reilly) scored by 2.75-lengths for trainer Allan Sharrock in the NZ$50,000 Listed Rotorua Stakes (1400m) for 3YO+, over fellow 6YO mare Amberio (Captain Rio-Ambiance, by Faltaat) & 5YO mare The Filly (Ishiguru-Bayline Beauty, by Soviet Star). This was back-to-back Rotorua Stakes wins for I Do who took her record to 12 wins (including the Gr3 Manawatu Challenge Stakes & Listed Rotorua Stakes) and 9 placings (including the Gr3 Taranaki Breeders Stakes & Listed Anzac Handicap) from 30 starts for NZ$263,725 earnings.