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Rasa Lila Wins Gr2 Travis Stakes
At Te Rapa in New Zealand, The Oaks Stud's 5-time Gr1-winning & 5-time Gr1-placed stallion Darci Brahma (Danehill-Grand Echezeaux, by Zabeel) added a Group success when 5YO mare Rasa Lila (Darci Brahma-Dance My Dance, by Sadler's Wells) scored by 3-lengths for trainers Steven Ramsay & Julia Ritchie in the NZ$100,000 Gr2 Travis Stakes (2000m) for 3YO+ f&m, over 6YO mare Abidewithme (Redoute's Choice-Crimson, by Zabeel) & fellow 5YO mare Gesemi (Ekraar-Lady Gesine, by Grosvenor). Racing in the Pencarrow Stud colours of her owner-breeder Sir Peter Vela, Rasa Lila advanced her record to 7 wins (including the Gr3 Cuddle Stakes) and 12 placings (including the Gr1 Easter Stakes) from 26 starts for $246,734 earnings.