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English Wins Gr2 Challenge Stakes
At Royal Randwick in Sydney, Coolmore's former dual Champion Australian Sire Encosta De Lago (Fairy King-Shoal Creek, by Star Way) added a Group success when 3YO filly English (Encosta de Lago-Court, by Anabaa) scored by 0.3-length for trainer Gai Waterhouse in the $500,000 Gr2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) for 3YO+, over 3YO colt Kinglike (Exceed and Excel-Royal Glow, by King's Best) & 5YO gelding Boss Lane (Dubawi-Lyricalworks, by Danehill Dancer). Bred by the Kelly family's Newhaven Park, English took her record to 3 wins (including the Gr2 Reisling Stakes) and 1 placing (the Gr1 Golden Slipper Stakes) from 5 starts for $1,130,950 earnings.