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Prince Kaapstad Wins NZ Gr1 Easter Handicap
In New Zealand, deceased former Gr1-winning Windsor Park sire Kaapstad (Sir Tristram-Eight Carat, by Pieces Of Eight) added a Gr1 triumph when 4YO gelding Prince Kaapstad (Kaapstad-Brilliant Princess, by Spectrum) scored a 1.25-lengths victory in the NZ$200,00 Gr1 Easter Handicap (1600m) at Ellerslie in Auckland. Prince Kaapstad (ridden by Samantha Spratt for trainer Richard Yuill) defeated 5YO geldings Irish Opera (Stravinsky-Acushla Marie, by Lord Ballina) & My Astron (My Halo-Salute, by Mistral Dancer). Prince Kaapstad (a NZ$40,000 yearling consigned by Windsor Park at the 2006 NZ Bloodstock Select Sale) now has 5 wins & 5 placings (including 2008's Gr1 Mudgway Partsworld Stakes over 1400m at Hastings & Gr3 Tauranga Stakes over 1600m at Tauranga) from 22 starts for NZ$444,540 earnings.