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Destiny's Kiss Wins Listed Christmas Cup
At Royal Randwick in Sydney, former Macquarie Stud Gr2 & Gr3-placed stallion Power Of Destiny (Danehill-Jeanetta Cochrane, by Sadler's Wells) added a black-type success when 8YO gelding Destiny's Kiss (Power Of Destiny-A Fairy's Kiss, by Stravinsky) scored by 1.5 lengths for trainer Joe Pride in the $125,000 Listed Christmas Cup (2400m) for 3YO+, over fellow 8YO gelding Iggi Pop (Savabeel-Freequence, by O'Reilly) & 6YO Irish-bred gelding Danjeu (Montjeu-Wanna, by Danehill Dancer). Retained to race by prominent owner Nick Moraitis when passed in for $7,000 at the 2010 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale, Destiny's Kiss improved his record to 13 wins (including the Listed Australia Day Cup, Listed Gosford Gold Cup & Listed Winter Stakes) and 13 placings from 61 starts for $853,153 earnings.