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Lucky Raquie Wins Listed Black Opal Stakes
At Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory, Coolmore's former dual Champion Australian Sire Encosta De Lago (Fairy King-Shoal Creek, by Star Way) added a black-type success when beautifully bred 2YO filly Lady Raquie (Encosta de Lago-Monsoon Wedding, by Danehill) scored by 0.8-length for trainer Gerald Ryan in the $275,000 Listed Black Opal Stakes (1200m) for 2YOs, over 2YO colts Mr Cha Cha (Snitzel-Molly Dot Com, by Slavic) & Klammer (Snitzel-Morrego, by More Than Ready). This was the first stakes victory for Lucky Raquie who took her record to 1 win and 1 placing (the Listed Gimcrack Stakes) from 3 starts for $182,500 earnings. Bred & owned by Mr Muzaffar Yaseen's Teeley Assets Ltd, Lucky Raquie is a blood sister to Gr3 winner Precious Lorraine from the stakes-placed Monsoon Wedding, herself a full sister to champion sire Redoute's Choice.