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Third Winner For Equiano

Tuesday, 10th June 2014

Son Of Africa provided Equiano with his third winner at Windsor overnight and leading trainer Henry Candy with his first juvenile winner of the year. With stable jockey Dane O'Neill aboard, Son Of Africa pressed the leaders and then took over in the straight. Shaken up at the furlong, he won by 0.75-length from Lady Moscou. Son Of Africa (Equiano-Generously Gifted, by Sakhee) gave Candy a quick return after selling for £52,000 pounds (A$93,5065) at the Ascot 2YO Sale in April. "I liked his action and attitude and his size and strength," Candy said after outbidding Bobby O'Ryan. "He will definitely be a two-year-old and hopefully will go the same way as Treaty Of Paris who I bought last year." Equiano will return to Swettenham Stud for his third southern hemisphere book this year at a fee of $16,500 (inc GST). He topped the first-season leader-board at the Inglis Melbourne Premier in March with 15 yearlings averaging $105,200.  Top price was the $420,000 colt from Hidden Energy that was the highest price ever paid for a yearling by a freshman sire in Victoria.

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