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Ferrando Wins Gr3 Mr Tiz Trophy
At Ellerslie in Auckland, Jindera Park's Gr3-winning stallion Fast 'n' Famous (Redoute's Choice-Zalinda, by Zabeel) added a group success when the colt Ferrando (Fast 'n' Famous-Rio Nugget, by Captain Rio) won by a half-length for trainers Graeme & Debbie Rogerson in the NZ$70,000 Gr3 Mr Tiz Trophy (1200m) for 3YOs, over filly Royal Fashion (Snitzel-Zephyria, by Zabeel & gelding Kingsman (Darci Brahma-Society Lady, by O'Reilly). Initially passed in by Archer Park at the 2015 NZB National Yearling Sales Series, Ferrando was subsequently sold for NZ$40,000 as a 2YO at the 2015 NZB Horses In Training Sale at Karaka. Earning his first black-type success, Ferrando is now the winner of 4 races from 6 starts for NZ$77,000 earnings.