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Shiraz Wins Gr3 Aurie's Star Handicap
At Flemington in Melbourne, Wagga Wagga-based Kooringal Stud's dual Gr2-winning stallion Zariz (Mukkadamah-Divine Dash, by Tolomeo) added a Group success when 6YO gelding Shiraz (Zariz-Moville Slipper, by Moville Dancer) scored by a nose for trainer Tony McEvoy in the $150,000 Gr3 Aurie's Star Handicap (1200m) for 3YO+, over 7YO gelding Play Master (Masterprint-Introduce, by Brief Truce) & 8YO gelding Le Bonsir (Choisir-La Bella Dame, by Royal Academy). This was the first stakes victory for the lightly raced Shiraz who took his record to 9 wins and 2 placings from 14 starts for $374,260 earnings.