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Sons Of John Wins Gr3 Hawkesbury Gold Cup
At Hawkesbury in Sydney, triple European Gr1-winning former Coolmore shuttler & now South African-based sire Oratorio (Danehill-Mahrah, by Vaguely Noble) added a Group success when 4YO gelding Sons Of John (Oratorio-Mountain Echo, by Scenic) scored by 2.5-lengths for trainer Jason Attard in the $150,000 Gr3 Hawkesbury Gold Cup (1600m) for 3YO+, over 6YO US-bred gelding Tales Of Grimm (Distorted Humor-Stupendous Miss, by Dynaformer) & 6YO UK-bred gelding Rugged Cross (Cape Cross-Lunda, by Soviet Star). This was the first stakes victory for Sons Of John who took his record to 6 wins and 4 placings from 15 starts for $204,775 earnings.