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Famous Seamus Wins Gr3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes
At Sandown in Melbourne, former Haunui Farm stallion Elusive City (Elusive Qality-Star Of Paris, by Dayjur) added a Group success when 7YO gelding Famous Seamus (Elusive City-Clinique, by Dance Floor) scored by 0.4-length for trainer Noel Mayfield Smith in the $150,000 Gr3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes (1300m) for 3YO+, over 6YO gelding Generalife (Lonhro-Albaicin, by Redoute's Choice) & 5YO gelding Gracious Prospect (Tale of the Cat-Lady Gracious, by Redoute's Choice). Famous Seamus, who was a NZ$70,000 purchase by Flagtown Pty Ltd at the 2010 NZB Select Sale from the draft of Trelawney Stud, took his record to 11 wins (including the Gr1 BTC Cup, Listed Lightning Handicap & Listed Hinkler Handicap) and 9 placings (including the Gr1 Manikato Stakes, Gr2 Challenge Stakes, Gr3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes & Gr2 Premiere Stakes) from 44 starts for $1,228,250 earnings.