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Highflying Wins NZ City Of Auckland Cup
Consistent 6YO mare Highflying (Entrepreneur-Crystal Brook, by Star Way) scored a 1.5-lengths victory in the NZ$200,000 Gr2 City Of Auckland Cup (2400m) at Ellerslie. Highflying (ridden by Troy Harris for trainers Dick & Chris Bothwell) defeated 5YO gelding Willy Smith (Volksraad-Sound Lear, by Sound Reason) & 5YO mare So You (Grosvenor-Lutece, by Harbor Prince); Willy Smith was originally 3rd-across-the-line, but protested successfully against So You. Highflying (a NZ$10,000 yearling at the 2002 NZB Select Fillies Sale at Karaka) took her record to 7 wins & 8 placings (including both the Gr3 Manawatu Cup over 2300m at Awapuni on December 23 & Listed Wanganui Cup over 2000m on December 2) from 32 starts.