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Under The Louvre Wins Listed Hareeba Stakes
At Mornington in Victoria, Gr1-winning & 4-times Gr1-placed shuttler & former champion 3YO miler Excellent Art (Pivotal-Obsessive, by Seeking The Gold) added a black-type success when 4YO entire Under The Louvre (Excellent Art-Barcelona Girl, by Noverre) scored by 1.75-lengths for trainer Robert Smerdon in the $120,000 Listed Hareeba Stakes (1200m) for 3YO+, over 4YO mare Scarlet Billows (Street Boss-Hushabye Baby, Hussonet) & 4YO gelding Magnus Lad (Magnus-Charlann, by Double Income). This was a brilliant performance by the underrated by Under the Louvre who took his record to 8 wins (including the Listed Tavern Stakes) and 6 placings (including the Gr1 Oakleigh Plate, Gr3 Moonga Stakes & Listed Sofitel Handicap) from 18 starts for $488,801 earnings. Under The Louvre was purchased by Aquanita Racing for $50,000 at the 2012 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale from the draft of Kanangra.