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Zagora (FR) (Green Tune) and jockey Javier Castellano win the Gr. I Diana at Saratoga 7/30/11.

Zagora: daughter of Green Tune is related to Titus Livius

  PICTURE: Jessie Holmes/EquiSport photos 

Grade 3 success for French-bred in Florida

LAST year's Grade 1 Diana Stakes heroine Zagora opened her 2012 season in style on Saturday by running out the two-and-a-quarter length winner of the Grade 3 Endeavour Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, her first start for over four months.

Trained by Chad Brown on behalf of Martin Schwartz, Zagora shares her sire, the 1994 Poule d'Essai des Poulains winner Green Tune, with the Group 1-winning miler Fuisse and Italian Group 1 winner Lune d'Or. Green Tune died at the age of 20 at Haras d'Etreham early in 2011.

Bred by Eric Puerai and Oceanic Bloodstock in France, Zagora is a half-sister to the Listed-placed Zanet (by Enrique) and out of Zagora, an unraced Mtoto half-sister to the Group 3-placed Zanyboy. She descends from Party Doll, the dam of Titus Livius and Briseida while further back it is the family of Sulamani.

Zagora was purchased by Suprina for €95,000 at the 2008 Arqana August Sale.

 

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