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Taurus Wins Listed Challenge Stakes
At Wanganui in New Zealand, Waikato Stud sire No Excuse Needed (Machiavellian-Nawaiet, by Zilzal) added a black-type success when 7YO gelding Taurus (No Excuse Needed-Stars in Her Eyes, by Jetball) scored by 1-length for trainer Evan Rayner in the NZ$50,000 Listed Challenge Stakes (1600m) for 3YO+, over 5YO mares Designated Driver (Danroad-Smashed All Night, by Night Shift) & Endure (Keeper-Leebazane, by Zabeel). Taurus took his record to 9 wins and 17 placings (including the Gr3 CJC Winter Cup) from 53 starts for NZ$260,775 earnings.