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Viadana Wins Gr2 Windsor Park Stud Japan NZ International Trophy
At Tauranga in New Zealand, Little Avondale Stud stallion Towkay (Last Tycoon-Princes Tracy, by Ahonoora) added a group success when 6YO mare Viadana (Towkay-Yeah Nah, by Kinjite) scored by a head for trainer Lance Noble in the NZ$100,000 Gr2 Windsor Park Stud Japan NZ International Trophy (1600m) for 3YO+, over 4YO mares Chintz (Savabeel-Charmed, by O'Reilly) & Secret's Only (Choisir - Royale Wannabe, by Sadler's Wells). Viadana took her record to 10 wins (including the Gr1 Waikato Sprint, Gr1 Easter Handicap, Gr3 Eagle Technology Stakes & Listed Lion Red Plate) & 8 placings (including the last-start Gr1 Zabeel Classic & Gr1 Captain Cook Stakes) from 28 starts for NZ$560,325 earnings. Viadana was purchased by Noble for NZ$25,000 at the 2009 NZB Select Yearling Sale from the draft of Little Avondale Stud.