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Boban Wins Gr1 Chipping Norton Stakes
At Warwick Farm, triple Gr1-winning Darley shuttler & US Eclipse Award-winning stallion Bernardini (A.P. Indy-Cara Rafaela, by Quiet American) celebrated a Gr1 triumph when smart 4YO gelding Boban (Bernardini-Kenbelle, by Kenmare) scored by 1-length for trainer Chris Waller in the $500,000 Gr1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) for 3YO+, over 4YO entire It's A Dundeel (High Chaparral-Stareel, by Zabeel) & fellow 4YO gelding Hawkspur (Purrealist-Mollyhawk, by Catbird). Boban bounced back to form with this impressive performance which took his record to 9 wins (including the Gr1 Emirates Stakes, Gr1 Epsom Handicap, Gr3 Bill Ritchie Handicap & Gr3 Moonga Stakes) & 2 placings (including the Gr3 BTC Classic & Listed Hawkesbury Guineas) from 21 starts for $1,618,913 earnings. Boban was purchased by BBA Ireland for $100,000 at the 2011 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the draft of Millbrook Stud.