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Chitabe Wins Listed Winter Championship
At Flemington on Saturday, 4YO gelding Chitabe (Perugino-Edna Valley, by Rubiton) scrambled home by a short neck for trainer Brian Mayfield-Smith. Chitabe, named after a famous Okawango Delta game park in Botswana, just prevailed over fellow 4YO geldings Haddle McDaddle (Strategic-Imperial Stakas, by Imperial Baron) & Hillston Exchange (Marwina-Even Exchange, by Sir Samuel). A $115,000 yearling at the 2003 Inglis Premier Sale in Melbourne, from 14 starts Chitabe has 6 wins and 3 placings for $223,600 prizemoney.