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HER EXCELLENCY ROMPS HOME 

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By BY HONKY DORY
  • Published 1.03.99
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Her Excellency, the three-year-old filly, walked away with the richest race in the country, the 1,400m Poonawalla Breeders? Million, at the Mahalaxmi racecourse in Mumbai on Sunday. Trained by Altaf Hussain and ridden by N. McCullagh, the home-bred stock of the Poonawalla Estate beat the course-favourite, Acrobat by shade under three lengths. The winner bagged a whopping purse of over Rs 29 lakh plus a trophy valued at Rs 65,000. The race was run in smart timing of one minute and 25 seconds, thanks to Star Concert who set a cracking pace till a furlong from home. The Sunderji-trainee finished fourth. RESULTS (With inter-state dividends) 1. Florina Stakes 1,000m: (3-2-1) Supercool (P. Kamlesh) 1; Hot Stuff 2; Victory Tune 3. Won by: 1-3/4; 1; (1-1.5). Tote: Win Rs 52; Place: 26; 17; Quinella: 98; Tanala: 266. Fav: Victory Tune (1). 2. Le Gris Cheval Plate 1,200m: (1-5-2) Sovereign Prince (R. Pandey) 1; Quickdraw Mcgraw 2; Thundering Bay 3. Won by: SH; 4-1/4; (1-13). Tote: Win Rs 31; Place: 15; 23; Quinella: 50; Tanala: 109. Fav: Thundering Bay (2). 3. Winning Pretty Plate 1,600m: (3-7-4) Prime Of Life (Rajendra) 1; Fantasy Royal 2; Fury 3. Won by: 1; 4-1/4; (1-41.7). Tote: Win Rs 26; Place: 15; 35; 28; Quinella: 132; Tanala: 1,373. Fav: Prime Of Life (3). 4. Jasdanwalla Trophy 1,100m: (7-4-8) Sorrentina (P. Chauhan) 1; Phrwaxshi 2; Spin A Yarn 3. Won by: 1/2; 1/2; (1-7.4). Tote: Win Rs 62; Place: 19; 18; 17; Quinella: 134; Tanala: 860. Fav: Sorrentina (7). (Note: The winner survived objection from the rider of second horse.) 5. Poonawalla Breeders? Million 1,400m: (8-1-6-12) Her Excellency (McCullagh) 1; Acrobat (Kader) 2; Splendid Pride (Fortune) 3; Star Concert (Rajendra) 4. Won by: 2-3/4; Nk; SH; (1-25). Tote: Win Rs 46; Place: 14; 13; 77; Quinella: 32; Tanala: 1,072. Fav: Acrobat (1). 6. Hong Kong Jockey Club Trophy 1,000m: (7-3-1) Star Festival (Rajendra) 1; Table Dancing 2; Intel 3. Won by: 1-3/4; Hd; (1-0.5). Tote: Win Rs 40; Place: 14; 11; 15; Quinella: 27; Tanala: 131. Fav: Table Dancing (3). 7. Brave Hunter Plate 1,400m: (5-8-4) Coral (Hanut) 1; Double Edge 2; Santana 3. Won by: 1-3/4; 1-3/4; (1-27). Tote: Win Rs 198; Place: 41; 64; 30; Quinella: 2,585; Tanala: 65,792. Fav: Malaga Cove (1). 8. Flying Brave Plate 1,100m: (3-11-7) Happiness (M. Kharadi) 1; Mark Of Zoro 2; Forest Beauty 3. Won by: 3-1/4; 1; (1-7.9). Tote: Win Rs 18; Place: 13; 27; 27; Quinella: 62; Tanala: 426. Fav: Happiness (3). Jackpot: Rs 18,255; (C) Rs 3,912. Treble: (i) Rs 1,104; (ii) Rs 1,012.