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Iotapa Wins US Gr1 Clement L Hirsch Stakes
At Del Mar in the US, 4YO mare Iotapa (Afleet Alex-Concinnous, by El Corredor) celebrated her second consecutive Gr1 victory when scoring by 0.5-length for trainer John Sadler in the US$300,000 Gr1 Clement L Hirsch Stakes (8.5 furlongs) for 3YO+ fillies and mares, over fellow 4YO mare Broken Sword (Broken Vow-Katana, by Volksraad) & 5YO mare Parranda (English Channel-Dynamic Feature, by Rahy). Iotapa took her record to 6 wins (including the Gr1 Vanity Stakes) and 5 placings (including the Gr1 Santa Margarita Stakes) from 11 starts for US$796,796 earnings.