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Hopfgarten Wins Listed Wayne Wilson Mile
At Eagle Farm in Brisbane, Gr1-winning & 4-time Gr1-placed Vinery Stud stallion Mossman (Success Express-Lichen Lady, by Twig Moss) added a black-type success when 5YO gelding Hopfgarten (Mossman-Black Tourmaline, by O'Reilly) scored an easy 2.5-lengths victory for trainer Robert Heathcote in the $100,000 Listed Wayne Wilson Stakes (1600m), over fellow 5YO geldings Pajaro (Align-Astuto, by Kashani) & Amovatio (Al Maher-Grand Ovation, by Scenic). Hopfgarten took his record to 11 wins (including May's Listed Ascot Handicap at the Sunshine Coast, the Gr3 Sunshine Coast Guineas, Gr3 Gunsynd Classic & Listed Brisbane Handicap) and 7 placings from 39 starts for $593,700 earnings. Hopfgarten was purchased for $26,000 by Gary Willetts at the 2012 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale from the draft of Enterprise Stud.