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NZ$2 million colt off
the mark in Australia

ZEPHYRON, the most expensive yearling colt sold in Australasia in 2010, got off the mark on Friday whensuccessful in a six- and-a-half furlong maiden at Cranbourne in Australia.

Trained by Mark Kavanagh, the three-year-old son of legendary New Zealand sire Zabeel crossed the line just over a length in front of five-year-old Mossman Blitz to score on his third start.

Zephyron became the top-priced yearling sold in Australasia in 2010 when purchased by James Bester Bloodstock out of the Cambridge Stud draft for NZ$2 million at the NZB Premier Yearling Sale at Karaka. Bester was acting on behalf of a syndicate led by Fairway Thoroughbreds.

He is the second winner out of the stakes-winning Danehill mare Diamond Like, a sister to the Group 1 winner and former Oak Lodge Stud shuttler Viking Ruler. The mare's first winner is the stakes-placed Ardeche.

A High Chaparral half-sister to Zephyron will be offered by Cambridge Stud at the 2012 NZB Premier Yearling Sale.




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