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Veteran Stayer Geordieland Wins UK Gr2
Also in the UK overnight, 8YO gelding Geordieland (Johann Quatz-Aerdee, by Highest Honor) who finished 18th in the 2006 Melbourne Cup "came within 0.14sec of breaking the long-standing track record" when he blitzed his rivals by 5-lengths in the £100,000 (A$203,000) Gr2 Henry II Stakes (16.5 furlongs) at Sandown Park reported racingpost.com. Since his Australian trip, Geordieland has finished runner-up in both the 2007 & 2008 UK Gr1 Ascot Gold Cups, as well as winning the 2008 Gr2 Yorkshire Cup. Geordieland took his overall record to 7 wins & 15 placings from 33 starts for £503,906 (A$1.025m) earnings.