17 July 2017

Benefitting from a well-timed ride by Seamie Heffernan, ELIZABETH BROWNING (IRE) continued her improved three-year-old form to win the Group 2 Kilboy Estate Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday. Last seen finishing third in the Listed Naas Oaks Trial, this was just a second success and first at Stakes level for the well-bred daughter of Galileo (IRE). Held up at the back of the field, she was last halfway through the mile and one furlong contest, but made good headway on the outside from two furlongs out. Reacting well to pressure, she ran on to lead inside the final furlong and beat British rival Wilamina (IRE) by a length and three quarters.

Bred and owned by China Horse Club in partnership with John Magnier, ELIZABETH BROWNING (IRE) is a full-sister to Group 1 Criterium International victor Johannes Vermeer (IRE). By Galileo (IRE), the pair are out of the Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) mare Inca Princess (IRE), herself a winning daughter of dual Group winner Miletrian (IRE). Further down the page, this top-class family features leading sire Shirley Heights, champion filly Divine Proportions and multiple Group 1 winner Whipper.

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