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Johannesburg Adds US Black-Type
Former shuttler & champion 2YO Johannesburg (Hennessy-Myth, by Ogygian) added a US black-type success when 4YO entire Johannesburg Smile (Johannesburg-Serenity's Smile, by Dixie Brass) scored a 2.75-lengths victory in the US$61,800 Listed Noble Nashua Stakes (8.5 furlongs) at Belmont Park in New York. Johannesburg Smile (ridden by Javier Castellano for trainer Dominic Galluscio) defeated 3YO gelding Socialsaul (Read The Footnotes-So Social, by Proud Truth) & fellow 4YO entire Mine Over Matter (Mineshaft-Hansel's Girl, by Hansel). Johannesburg Smile took his record to 6 wins & 8 placings (including both April's Listed Noble Nashua over 8 furlongs at Aqueduct & Listed Noble Nashua Stakes over 8 furlongs at Belmont Park, plus 2010's Listed Albany Stakes over 9 furlongs at Saratoga & Listed New York Derby over 8.5 furlongs at Finger Lakes) from 18 starts for US$243,220 earnings.