Run over 2040m on October 03, 2015 at Hastings
Trainer: L W Somervell
Jockey: S C Spratt
Track Conditions: Good(3)
Race Club: Hawkes Bay
Then came: Benzini, Celebrity Miss, Nashville, Authentic Paddy, Farm Boy, Pondarosa Miss, Thorn Prince, Soriano, Smedley, Blizzard, Nigelissima, King Kamada, Miss Three Stars,
At Hastings in New Zealand, Longspring Stud's beautifully bred stallion Colombia (Zabeel-Eight Carat, by Pieces Of Eight) celebrated a Gr1 success when 6YO New Zealand-bred gelding Addictive Habit (Colombia-Chasing the Habit, by Sky Chase) scored by 1.25-lengths for trainer Lee Somervell in the $250,000 Gr1 Livamol Classic (2040m) for 3YO+, over fellow 6YO gelding Benzini (Tale of the Cat-Paris Perfume, by Kurofune) & 5YO mare Celebrity Miss (Civics-Classic Dame, by Classic Fame). "What a horse and I'm so pleased for Isabell Roddick, who bred him, as she's pretty ill and in hospital so this will be a tonic for her," Somervell told NZ Racing Desk. "He had that residual fitness from his Australian holiday. He came back stronger and he's such a warrior – he loves a battle." Bred by Hawke's Bay couple Graham and Isabel Roddick, Addictive Habit, who is out of a half-sister to champion Kiwi galloper Rough Habit, took his record to 10 wins (including the Gr2 Foxbridge Plate, Gr2 Coupland's Bakeries Mile & Listed Southbank Insurance Brokers Open Handicap) and 10 placings from 34 starts for $565,287 earnings.