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Smokin' Joey Wins Gr1 Goodwood Handicap
At Morphettville in South Australia, Coolmore Stud's former champion Australian stallion Encosta de Lago (Fairy King-Shoal Creek, by Star Way) celebrated a Gr1 success when 6YO gelding Smokin' Joey (Encosta de Lago-Dalzing, by Blazing Sword) scored by 0.5-length for trainer Wez Hunter in the $500,000 Gr1 Goodwood Handicap (1200m) for 3YO+, over 5YO mare Platelet (Strategic-Bloodline, by Dracula) & 5YO gelding Riziz (Zariz-Priya, by Covetous). Smokin' Joey took his record to 6 wins (including the Gr3 Tab.com.au Stakes, Gr3 Victoria Handicap & Listed March Stakes) and 7 placings (including the Gr1 Emirates Stakes & Gr3 Sebring Stakes) from 38 starts for $1,012,533 earnings.