At Riccarton in New Zealand, Wellfield Lodge's 4-time Gr1-winning stallion Alamosa (O'Reilly-Lodore Mystic, by Centaine) added a black-type success when 5YO New Zealand-bred mare Aspen Lass (Alamosa-Tief, by Viking Ruler) registered her maiden stakes win in the $75,000 Listed Metropolitan Trophy Handicap (2500m) for 3YO+, defeating Te Akau stable-mates Imperium & Grazia. Purchased by Phill Cataldo Bloodstock for just $5,000 at the 2014 NZ Bloodstock Select Yearling Sale, Aspen Lass improved her record to 5 wins and 4 placings from 16 starts for NZ$112,550 in earnings.
At Riccarton Park in New Zealand, Waikato Stud's Cox Plate-winning champion sire Savabeel (Zabeel-Savannah Success, by Success Express) added a black-type success when 5YO brown mare Grazia (Savabeel-Trocair, by Flying Spur) opened her stakes account when bounding to a dominant win in the $50,000 Listed Spring Classic (2000m) for 3YO+, defeating Aspen Lass & Princess Brook. Owned by David Ellis's Te Akau Racing, Grazia improved her record to 4 wins and 5 placings from 17 starts for NZ$64,910 in earnings. Purchased by Ellis for $100,000 at the 2014 NZ Bloodstock Premier Yearling Sale from the draft of Little Avondale Stud, Grazia is a full sister to Group winners Shillelagh & Tullamore.