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Girls Cheer As Global Glamour Takes Flight
Cleverly named filly Global Glamour sent her syndicate of owners into raptures when she scored a dashing breakthrough win in Saturday's Gr1 Flight Stakes (1600m) at Randwick. A ninth Flight Stakes win for Hall of Fame trainer Gai Waterhouse, but her first at the elite level with new training partner Adrian Bott, Global Glamour provided the feel good story of the day when she held out Yankee Rose for a celebrated win. "It is hard to describe," co-trainer Adrian Bott said. "It is a very good feeling and one I will cherish forever." Owned by almost 40 women spread over seven countries, Global Glamour is the new pin up girl for the world first female ownership promotion, Magic Millions Racing Women. "It's like a dream come true," one of the syndicate organisers Anna Seitz beamed from Kentucky after cheering home her star racehorse at about 1.30am. "We are just having the best fun. We spoke yesterday and thought if she could run third and be Group One placed it would be incredible - but to win, it's amazing." Seitz, a member of the international sales company Fasig-Tipton, was in Australia for the Gold Coast Yearling Sale and learned of the Magic Millions Racing Women promotion to boost female ownership. "What a wonderful idea from Katie Page-Harvey - the world had never seen anything like it. Our bloodstock manager James Bester was then left in charge of finding the right horse," said Seitz. While connections ponder the immediate future for Global Glamour, her international owners are organising for the Flight Stakes trophy to fly to each country so all owners can get photos with the Group One prize!