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Fascination Street Wins Listed Rotorua Stakes
At Arawa Park in New Zealand, former Gr1-winning NZ Haunui Farm shuttler and now Haras d'Etreham-based stallion Elusive City (Elusive Quality-Star Of Paris, by Dayjur) added a black-type success when 4YO mare Fascination Street (Elusive City-Piece of Cake, by Snippets) scored by 1.5-lengths for trainers Lance O'Sullivan & Andrew Scott in the NZ$50,000 Listed Rotorua Stakes (1400m) for 3YO+ f&m, over 3YO filly Platinum Witness (California Dane-Chartreuse, by St. Petersburg) & 6YO mare The Filly (Ishiguru-Bayline Beauty, by Soviet Star). This was the first stakes victory for Fascination Street who took her record to4 wins and 9 placings (including the Gr3 Gold Trail Stakes) from 15 starts for NZ$116,840 earnings. Fascination Street was purchased by Challenge Racehorse Syndications for $34,000 at the 2012 NZB Select Yearling Sale from the draft of Lime Country Thoroughbreds.