Auckland Reactor

Hat trick for Miss Auckland

Smart AUCKLAND REACTOR mare Miss Auckland completed a winning hat trick when she outsprinted her rivals in a Southern Belle Speed Series heat at Winton, New Zealand on Sunday (February 21).

Beginning like a rocket from the No 3 gate, the four-year-old took up the early running before handing up with 1200 metres to go.

Gaining an inside run in the home straight, Miss Auckland zipped home to score by three-quarters of a length.

The time for the flying mile was 1:54.3 – a new lifetime mark. She clocked 57.3 for the last 800 and 28.4 for the final 400.

The winner of four races and almost $30,000, Miss Auckland is the first foal of the Washington VC mare Arancia (1:59.4).

Another four-year-old daughter of AUCKLAND REACTOR, Nine Diamonds, took full advantage of a perfect to soundly defeat her opposition at Hobart later in the day.

The mile rate was 2:00.3 for 2090 metres.

Nine Diamonds has now won seven races and $45,000 in stakes.

She is from the unraced Art Major mare Major Love, the dam also of Miss Moraine (1:58.6).

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