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Paratroopers Wins Stan Fox Stakes
Woodlands Stud sire Commands (Danehill-Cotehele House, by My Swanee) added another major group success when his home-bred 3YO colt Paratroopers (Commands-Crew, by Sanction) made it 4 successive victories this preparation by winning the $200,000 Gr2 Stan Fox Stakes (1400m) for 3YOs at Randwick. Paratroopers (ridden by Darren Beadman for trainer John Hawkes) defeated fellow colts Primus (Flying Spur-Copa De Oro, by Hector Protector) & Testafiable (Testa Rossa-Jamelden Echo, by Prince Echo). Paratroopers now has 5 wins (also including the Gr2 Theo Marks Stakes over 1300m at Rosehill on September 10 & Listed Golden Rose over 1400m at Rosehill on August 27) & 2 placings in 10 starts for $1,067,725 prize-money.