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4 G (Bachelor Duke - Bianca Bay by Bianconi)
Run over 1600m on January 16, 2016 at Trentham
Prizemoney: $225,000
Trainer: Steven Cole
Jockey: L J Allpress
Time: 01:37.0
Track Conditions: Dead(6)
Race Club: WRC
Winners Details
Sale: 2014 Ready To Run 2YO Sale
Vendor: The Oaks Stud
Purchase Price: $65,000
Sales Co: NZB
Then came: Son of Maher, Rangipo, Xtravagant, Bella Court, Shadows Cast, Liapari, Flying Quest, Ronchi, Ruud Not Too, Curragh, The Dom,
Race Images NZ
At Trentham in New Zealand, Gr1 Irish 2000 Guineas winner & NZ The Oaks Stud shuttler Bachelor Duke (Miswaki-Gossamer, by Seattle Slew) celebrated an elite Gr1 success when 3YO gelding Dukedom (Bachelor Duke-Bianca Bay, by Bianconi) scored by a short head for trainer Steven Cole in the NZ$225,000 Gr1 Levin Classic (1600m) for 3YOs, over 3YO colt Son Of Maher (Al Maher-Dance Hit, by Tights) & fellow 3YO gelding Rangipo (Stryker-Holloway Castle, by Zabeel). A NZ$65,000 purchase at the 2014 NZB Ready To Run Sale from the draft of The Oaks Stud, Dukedom took his record to 2 wins and 3 placings (including the Gr2 ARC Great Northern Guineas) from 6 starts for NZ$160,050 earnings. "It's amazing, a whole lot of emotions," Cole told NZ Racing Desk. "It's my first Group One winner and a huge thrill. It's an amazing feeling and I didn't think he was going to pick them up, but he's a very, very good horse." Dukedom will now be given a short break before heading to the Gr2 Avondale Guineas and then the Gr1 New Zealand Derby.