Monday, 2 July 2012
: Keeper filly Innovation completed a marvellous season for The Oaks Stud and her owner Dick Karreman with victory in the Listed Tauranga Classic.
Innovation (Keeper x Miss Grosvenor by Grosvenor) became the fourth NZ-bred filly to win a stakes race carrying Karreman's colours this season, following G1 NZ Oaks winner Artistic (Darci Brahma), G2 Cambridge Stud Fillies Classic winner Zurella (Zabeel) and G2 City of Auckland Cup winner Single Minded (Bachelor Duke).Innovation
was due to run in the NZ Oaks in March but jarred up in the Desert Gold Stakes.
Her dam Miss Grosvenor won in Australia and is from Helen (Noble Bijou), a half-sister to the dam of G1 Caulfield Cup winner Imposera (Imposing).
Third dam Helen Of Troy (Sovereign Edition) was a black-type winner.
Miss Grosvenor is also the dam of Miss Faberge (Ustinov) and Ballybit (Spartacus), both four-time winners, and dual winner Fives A Diamond (Traditionally).
The next foal was Innovation and she has been to Keeper every year since but is not in foal this season.
She has two-year-old sister, a yearling colt and a weanling full sister to Innovation and is going back to Keeper this spring.
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