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Hawk Wing (M Kinane) wins the Eclipse 2002

Sunday's China Doll Stakes winner Cambina is one of seven northern hemisphere-bred stakes winners by former Coolmore resident Hawk Wing

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Further Santa Anita joy for Irish-bred Cambina

IRISH-bred Cambina rose further up the Californian stakes ladder on Sunday when showing an impressive turn of foot to win the China Doll Stakes at Santa Anita on Sunday.

Her three-quarter length success over Cathy's Crunches marked the second stakes victory for the three-year-old within a month following her tight win over Quiet Oasis in the Grade 3 La Habra Stakes at the same venue. The daughter of Hawk Wing was originally trained in Ireland by Tommy Stack on behalf of Mrs John Magnier, in whose colours she ran second in last season's Flame Of Tara Stakes. She was later purchased privately by her present owners - Bilich, Cline, Schmitt, Raihill, et al - and sent to trainer Jeff Blonde.

Bred by Carradale Ltd in Ireland, Cambina is from the fourth crop of Hawk Wing and one of seven northern hemisphere-bred stakes winners by the son of Woodman. Hawk Wing, the runaway 2003 Lockinge Stakes winner, spent five seasons at Coolmore in Ireland and currently stands in South Korea.

Cambina is the first foal out of Await, an unraced Peintre Celebre half-sister to Del Mar Listed winner Lightning Hit and the Group 3-placed Blasket Island.

Await has a two-year-old colt by Strategic Prince in training with Ger Lyons and a yearling colt by Antonius Pius.





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