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El Segundo Wins Orr Stakes

Monday, 12th February 2007

NZ Waikato Stud sire Pins (Snippets-No Finer, by Kaoru Star) added a Gr1 triumph when favoured 5YO gelding El Segundo (Pins-Palos Verdes, by Oak Ridge) scored a 1.25-lengths victory over a star-studded field in the $300,000 weight-for-age Gr1 C.F.Orr Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield in Melbourne. El Segundo (ridden by Damien Oliver for trainer Colin Little) defeated 4YO gelding Marasco (Scenic-Bluegrass Belle, by Is It True) & 5YO mare Aqua D'Amore (Danehill-Romantic River, by Irish River). El Segundo (a NZ$140,000 yearling at the 2003 NZB Premier Sale at Karaka) now has 10 wins (also including January's Gr2 Carlyon Stakes over 1200m at Moonee Valley, plus the 2006 Gr1 Underwood Stakes over 1800m & Gr2 Memsie Stakes over 1400m, as well as the 2005 Gr1 Yalumba Stakes over 2000m & Listed JRA Cup over 2040m) & 5 placings (including the 2006 Gr1 Cox Plate over 2040m & Gr1 Yalumba Stakes over 2000m) from 19 starts for $1,645,375 earnings.

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