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Najoom Wins Gr3 Hawkesbury Guineas
At Rosehill Gardens in Sydney, ill-fated Widden Stud sire Northern Meteor (Encosta de Lago-Explosive, by Fappiano) added a Group success when 3YO filly Najoom (Northern Meteor-Charlety Star, by Arena) scored by 3.8-lengths for trainer Gai Waterhouse in the $150,000 Gr3 Hawkesbury Guineas (1400m) for 3YOs, over 3YO gelding Federal (Medaglia d'Oro-Virago, by Danehill) & 3YO colt Bachman (All American-Ain't Seen Nothin', by Nothin' Leica Dane). This was the first stakes victory for the very talented Najoom who took her record to 4 wins and 2 placings from 6 starts for $171,450 earnings. Najoom, who hails from the same family as multiple Gr1 winner Criterion, was purchased by Emirates Park for $225,000 at the 2013 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the draft of Willow Park Stud.