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Johannesburg Adds US Black-Type
Former Coolmore shuttler & champion 2YO Johannesburg (Hennessy-Myth, by Ogygian) added a US black-type success when 4YO mare Burg Berg (Johannesburg-Snowberg, by Seattle Sleet) scored a half-length victory in the US$59,000 Listed Swingtime Stakes (8 furlongs on turf) for fillies & mares at the Oak Tree meeting at Hollywood Park in California. Burg Berg (ridden by Rafael Bejarano for trainer Paco Gonzalez) defeated front-running 5YO mare Briecat (Adcat-Silk Briefcase, by Marlin) & fellow 5YO mare Value Stream (A.P. Indy-Storm Beauty, by Storm Cat). Burg Berg took her record to 4 wins & 5 placings (including both July's Gr2 Royal Heroine Mile Stakes over 8 furlongs at Hollywood Park & Listed Osunitas Handicap over 8.5 furlongs at Del Mar, plus 2009's Listed Sandy Blue Stakes over 8 furlongs at Del Mar) from 16 starts for US$226,654 earnings.