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Soriano Wins Gr2 Tauranga Stakes
At Tauranga in New Zealand, Waikato Stud's Cox Plate winning stallion Savabeel (Zabeel-Savannah Success, by Success Express) added a Group success when 6YO mare Soriano (Savabeel-Call Me Lily, by Just a Dancer) scored by a short neck for trainers Graeme & Debbie Rogerson in the NZ$100,000 Gr2 Tauranga Stakes (1600m) for 3YO+, over 5YO gelding Kawi (Savabeel-Magic Time, by Volksraad) & 6YO gelding Julinsky Prince (Darci Brahma-Julinsky Princess, by Stravinsky). Soriano, who was passed in for NZ$45,000 at the 2011 NZB Premier Yearling Sale form the draft of Dormello Stud, took her record to 8 wins (including the Gr1 Herbie Dyke Stakes, Gr1 Zabeel Classic, Gr2 Awapuni Gold Cup, Gr3 Eulogy Stakes & Listed Rotorua Plate) and 17 placings (including the Gr1 Thorndon Mile, Gr1 Windsor Park Plate, Gr1 Spring Classic, Gr1 Levin Classic, Gr1 Zabeel Classic & Gr2 Eight Carat Classic) from 47 starts for NZ$821,187 earnings.