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Platinum Witness & Savaria Win Gr3 Lowland Stakes
At Hastings in New Zealand, Baerami Thoroughbreds stallion California Dane (Danehill-Storminwinter, by Seattle Slew) and Waikato Stud's Cox Plate winning stallion Savabeel (Zabeel-Savannah Success, by Success Express) each added a Group success when their respective 3YO daughters Platinum Witness (California Dane-Chartreuse, by St. Petersburg) & Savaria (Savabeel-Amathea, by O'Reilly) dead-heated in the NZ$70,000 Gr3 Lowland Stakes (2100m) for 3YO fillies, over fellow 3YO filly Pip Beel (Savabeel-Pierian, by Montjeu). Platinum Witness, who was NZ$55,000 by trainer Lisa Latta on behalf of long-time stable clients Lincoln Farms and Neville McAlister at the 2013 NZB Select Yearling Sale from the draft of Monovale Farm, took her record to 4 wins (including the Gr1 NZ 1,000 Guineas, Gr3 Desert Gold Stakes & Listed Canterbury Stakes) and 5 placings (including the Listed Wanganui Guineas) from 13 starts for NZ$330,025 earnings. Meanwhile, Savaria, who was a NZ$110,000 purchase at the 2013 NZB Premier Yearling Sale from the draft of Bluegables Farm, took her record to 2 wins and 2 placings from 5 starts for NZ$48,800 earnings.