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Takedown Wins Gr3 Black Opal Stakes
At Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory, Gr1 Golden Slipper-winning Widden Stud stallion & former Australian Champion 1st-Season Sire Stratum (Redoutes Choice-Bourgeois, by Luskin Star) added a Group success when 2YO gelding Takedown (Stratum-Apamea, by Zafonic) scored by 1-length for trainer Gary Moore in the $275,000 Gr3 Black Opal Stakes (1200m) for 2YOs, over 2YO fillies Single Gaze (Not a Single Doubt-Redaluca's Gaze, by Intergaze) & Antelucan (Domesday-Dawn Attack, by Fantastic Light). This was the first stakes victory for Takedown who was retained to race by his breeders Widden Stud and Robert Anderson. He took his record to 2 wins from 3 starts for $190,850 earnings.