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Vega Magic Wins Gr3 AJ Scahill Stakes
At Ascot racecourse in Perth, West Australia, French 2000 Guineas & French Derby winning shuttler Lope De Vega (Shamardal-Lady Vettori, by Vettori) added a Group success when 4YO gelding Vega Magic (Lope de Vega-Admirable, by Magic Albert) scored by 2 lengths for trainer Sean Casey in the $250,000 Gr3 AJ Scahill Stakes (1400m) for 3YO+, over fellow 4YO gelding Chocolate Holic (Blackfriars-World Famous, by Geiger Counter) & 5YO gelding First Among Equals (Exceed and Excel-Pride of the Class, by Volksraad). Vega Magic, who hails from the family of Golden Slipper winner Century Miss, advanced his already impressive record to 9 wins (including the Gr3 Colonel Reeves Stakes) 3 placings from 14 starts for $710,900 earnings.