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Dijon Bleu (NZ) Stakes Karaka Million Claim

Karaka Million

Dijon Bleu (NZ) Stakes Karaka Million Claim

It took just one start for Dijon Bleu (NZ) (Burgundy) to race her way into contention for next month’s $1m Karaka Million (1200m) at Ellerslie.

Purchased for $26,000 by Awapuni trainer Lisa Latta at the 2016 Select Sale, Dijon Bleu made her debut in Sunday’s$20,000 Mills Reef Winery 2YO (1100m) at her home track. Ridden by Kelly McCulloch, she edged out her stakes-performed stablemate Dreams of Platinum (Dream Ahead) by a nose.

Dijon Bleu earned $12,500 for Sunday’swin, putting her in equal eighth position on the Karaka Million Order of Entry.

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Half-Brother to Jacksstar at Karaka 2017

High-class stayer Jacksstar (NZ) (Zed) took his career to new heights with a win in Sunday’s $100,000 Group 3 Hotel Coachman Manawatu Cup (2300m) at Awapuni, and a half-brother to the five-year-old will go through the ring at Karaka 2017.

Jacksstar had already won five races before Sunday including the Listed New Zealand St Leger (2500m), but Sunday’sdefeat of a high-quality field at his home track of Awapuni was a new career highlight.

A half-sibling to Jacksstar, Lot 426 a colt by Per Incanto out of Star Guest, will be offered by Little Avondale Stud at the 2017 Premier Sale at Karaka.

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