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Shining Knight Wins Gr3 Belmont Sprint
At Belmont in West Australia, Scenic Lodge's VRC Derby-winning sire Blackfriars (Danehill-Kensington Gardens, by Grosvenor) added a group success when 6YO gelding Shining Knight (Blackfriars-Cool Business, by Key Business) scored by 0.5-length for trainer Grant Williams in the $150,000 Gr3 Belmont Sprint (1400m) for 3YO+, over 4YO gelding Dawn Approach (Statue of Liberty-Delicate Snip, by Snippets) & 4YO mare Fuchsia Bandana (Trade Fair-Fuchsia Lady, by Jeune). A homebred for prominent WA owner and breeder Bob Peters, Shining Knight took his record to 7 wins (including the Gr3 Colonel Reeves Stakes & Listed RS Crawford Stakes) and 11 placings (including the Listed Northam Stakes, Listed Miss Andretti Stakes, Listed Summer Scorcher & Listed Fairetha Stakes) from 24 starts for $634,750 earnings.