11 January 2011

Socks Wins Tasmanian Guineas

Swettenham Stud’s 2nd-crop stallion Keep The Faith (Sunday Silence-Duelling Girl, by Dayjur) recorded his 1st stakes-winner when favoured gelding Socks (Keep The Faith-Count The Kisses, by Mukaddamah) scored a half-length victory in yesterday’s $90,000 Listed Betfair Tasmanian Guineas (1600m) for 3YOs at Launceston. Socks (ridden by Kelvin Sanderson for trainer George Blacker) defeated fellow gelding Second Dozen (Bianconi-Barbaloot, by Rory's Jester) & the filly Magnetosphere (Al Samer-Magnetic Force, by El Moxie). Socks (a $15,000 yearling consigned by Armidale Stud at the 2009 Magic Millions Tasmanian Sale) took his record to 6 wins & 2 placings from 9 starts for $192,575 earnings. (Click on the link for full race details from Group Race Results at AAP Racing.) (Jan 7)

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