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NZ Gr1 Winner Victory Smile Euthanased
Gr1-winning Kiwi stayer Victory Smile (Victory Dance-Flouride, by Crested Wave) has been euthanased "after a paddock accident," reported NZ Thoroughbred Marketing. Victory Smile (trained by Ruakaka pair Dean & Donna Logan) was a NZ$3,000 yearling bargain at the 1998 NZB Summer Sale & went on to record 8 wins (including Australia's 2002 Gr1 Metropolitan Handicap over 2600m at Royal Randwick in Sydney & Listed Caloundra City Cup over 2400m on the Queensland Sunshine Coast) & 15 placings from 54 starts for A$822,155 earnings.