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Vergara Wins Gr3 Epona Stakes

Monday, 21st March 2016

At Rosehill Gardens in Sydney, former Widden Stud and now Scenic Lodge-based dual stakes-winning stallion Snippetson (Snippets-Snowdrift, by Polish Precedent) added a Group success when 5YO mare Vergara (Snippetson-Graces Spirit, by Flying Spur) scored by 0.2-length for trainer Anthony Cummings in the $150,000 Gr3 Epona Stakes (1900m) for 3YO+ f&m, over 4YO mares Heavens Above (Street Cry-Reggie, by Germano) & Sweet Fire (Shamardal-Zarinia, by Intikhab). Vergara took her record to 8 wins (including the Listed Mona Lisa Stakes) and 6 placings from 31 starts for $385,095 earnings. Vergara is out of a half-sister to Gr1 winning sprinter and sire Turffontein and hails from the Betty Box (IRE) family of VRC Derby winner Hit The Roof, Gr1 Railway Handicap winner Alynda, and Gr3 winning sire Fast 'N' Famous.

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