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Charmont Wins Listed Wairarapa Thoroughbred Breeders' Stakes
At Tauherenikau racecourse in New Zealand on Monday, Coolmore's deceased dual Derby-winning shuttler & 6-time Gr1 victor High Chaparral (Sadler's Wells-Kasora, by Dashaan) added a black-type success when 5YO mare Charmont (High Chaparral-Martique, by Danehill) scored by 3.25 lengths for trainers Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman in the NZ$50,000 Listed Wairarapa Thoroughbred Breeders' Stakes (1600m) for 3YO+ fillies & mares, over fellow 5YO mares She Knows (Pins-Flirting, by O'Reilly) & Bronsteel (Handsome Ransom-Silver Fox, by Desert Fox). This was a well deserved maiden stakes victory for the talented Charmont who improved her record to 3 wins and 11 placings (including the Gr1 New Zealand Oaks, Gr2 Sir Tristram Fillies Classic & Gr2 Royal Stakes) from 22 starts for NZ$162,250 earnings. Charmont, whose second dam is Gr1 Mackinnon Stakes winner and Melbourne Cup runner-up Champagne (Zabeel), was passed in for $240,000 at the 2013 NZB Premier Yearling Sale from the draft of Belvedere Farm. Charmont is raced by her Cambridge breeder Bob Emery, whose colours were also carried by Champagne.