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Aust-Bred Happy Archer Wins South Africa Gr1 Province
Also in South Africa, triple Gr1-winning former shuttler Dubawi (Dubai Millennium-Zomaradah, by Deploy) added a Gr1 triumph when Australian-bred 3YO filly Happy Archer (Dubawi-So Tempted, by Jeune) scored a 0.75-lengths victory against older rivals in the R500,000 (A$65,000) Gr1 Garden Province Stakes (1600m) for fillies & mares at Greyville. Happy Archer (ridden by Anton Marcus for trainer Sean Tarry) defeated fellow 3YO filly Beach Beauty (Dynasty-Sun Coast, by Capture Him) & 5YO mare Dance With Al (Captain Al-Dancing Miss, by Dancing Champ). Happy Archer (a $23,000 yearling consigned by Racetree at the 2009 Magic Millions Summer Sale) took her record to 5 wins (also including 2010’s Gr1 Durban Thekwini Stakes over 1600m at Greyville) & 3 placings (including June’s Gr2 Tibouchina Stakes over 1450m at Clairwood) from 13 starts for R846,750 (A$110,000) earnings.