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Athina Wins SAf Gr1 South African Fillies Classic
At Turffontein in South Africa, 3YO filly Athina (Fort Wood-The Heiress, by Rich Man's Gold) landed her first Gr1 success when scoring by 0.1-length for trainer Joe Soma in the R1 million Gr1 South African Fillies Classic (1800m) for 3YO fillies, over fellow fillies Along Came Polly (Judpot-Perfect Polly, by Model Man) & Not Sulking (Trippi-Dragoncharm, by Silver Hawk). Athina took her record to 4 wins (including the Gr3 Three Troikas Stakes) and 4 placings (including the Gr3 Fillies Mile) from 11 starts for R1,045,375 earnings.