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All Black meets All White
14 Jan 2016 | 

New Zealand rugby icon Sir Colin Meads was dazzled by a unique youngster at Windsor Park Stud this week.

The successful owner took an understandable shine to the Cambridge farm’s white filly when inspecting yearlings with Albert Bosma’s Go Racing Syndication team.

The daughter of High Chaparral (Lot 113) is out of The Opera House, a three-quarter sister to the two-time Australian Horse of the Year Might And Power, winner of the Melbourne and Caulfield Cups and the Cox Plate.

Sir Colin was a part-owner of the Go Racing-managed Ruud Awakening, whose five wins included the 2013 Karaka Million and he has a genuine chance of doubling his tally in New Zealand’s richest race on Sunday week with the Stephen McKee-prepared Tennessee.

Sir Colin races the Per Incanto filly with the trainer’s father Trevor, Thayne Green and Pinehaven Racing.

She was a debut winner at Ruakaka in September before she added the Listed Wellesley Stakes at Trentham to her record the following month. She finished fourth last time out after missing the start in the Gr.3 Eclipse Stakes.  – NZ Racing Desk.