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Mating Plans Confirmed For Kiwi Mares
Haunui Farm has confirmed the mating plans of three of its retired mares who will be served in Australia this year, reports NZ Racing Desk. Floria (Savabeel-Aria, by Centaine), winner of the Gr2 Brisbane Cup at her last start, will visit champion sire Redoute's Choice while Gr3 Adrian Knox Stakes winner and Gr1 performer Full of Spirit (Flying Spur-Imposingly, by Zabeel) will be served by Widden Stud's exciting young stallion Sebring. Dual stakes winner Misstrum (Stratum-Malagra Miss, by Barathea) will also head to Widden for a date with first season sire Zoustar. Long-time Haunui client Marie Leicester has confirmed her Waikato and Counties Cup winner Annie Higgins will go to Savabeel for her first mating. "All four of these mares have done the job where it counts on the race track and to have four elite mares retiring to stud this season will certainly see them all as welcome additions to the broodmare band," studmaster Mark Chitty said. "I'm sure their progeny will all be highly sought after in the years ahead."