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Makybe Diva 2006 Aust Horse-Of-Year

Thursday, 3rd August 2006

Triple Melbourne Cup winner Makybe Diva won her 2nd successive Horse-Of-The-Year title at last night's 2006 Australian Champion Racehorse-Of-The-Year Awards at Melbourne's Crown Palladium. The history-making racemare also collected 3 other titles as Champion Stayer, Champion Middle Distance & Most Popular Racehorse. Makybe Diva (Desert King-Tugela, by Riverman) was retired after her 3rd win in the Gr1 Melbourne Cup last November; overall she recorded 15 wins (11 stakes  from 1400-3200m, including 7 Gr1s) & 7 placings from 36 starts for $14,526,685 earnings. Other major award-winners last night were:

  • Champion Sprinter: Takeover Target (Celtic Swing-Shady Stream, by Archregent)
  • Champion International Performer: Takeover Target
  • Champion 2YO: Miss Finland (Redoute's Choice-Forest Pearl, by Woodman)
  • Champion 3YO Filly: Serenade Rose (Stravinsky-Rose Of Tralee, by Sadler's Wells)
  • Champion 3YO Colt/Gelding: Racing To Win (Encosta De Lago-Surrealist, by Kenny's Best Pal)
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