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Aust-Bred Our Giant Wins 2 South African Awards
In South Africa, Australian-bred 4YO entire Our Giant (Giant's Causeway-Macrosa, by McGinty) was named Older Colt-Of-The-Year & Middle Distance Horse-Of-The-Year at the Highveld Racing Awards. Bred in Australia by Dean Fleming, Our Giant (a $480,000 yearling consigned by Tyreel Stud at the 2005 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale) won last month's Gr1 Horse Chestnut Stakes (1600m) at Turffontein & finished runner-up in January's Gr1 J&B Met (2000m) at Kenilworth; overall he has 8 wins (also including 2007's Gr2 November Handicap over 1600m at Turffontein) & 9 placings (also including 2007's Gr1 Steinhoff Summer Cup over 2000m at Turffontein, Gr2 Astrapack over 1900m at Greyville, Listed Hyperion Handicap over 1400m at Turffontein & Listed Darley Arabian Open over 1900m at Clairwood, plus 2006's Gr2 Dingaans over 1600m at Turffontein) from 18 starts.