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NZ-bred Colt Wins Tasmanian Derby

Kiwi-bred colt Civil Disobedience stepped up to stakes level in style with a commanding win in Friday’s Listed Tasmanian Derby in Hobart.

NZ-bred Colt Wins Tasmanian Derby

Kiwi-bred colt Civil Disobedience stepped up to stakes level in style with a commanding win in Friday’s Listed Tasmanian Derby in Hobart.

From the stable of champion Victorian trainer Darren Weir, and ridden by John Allen, the $32,500 NZB South Island Sale graduate outclassed his rivals after effortlessly taking the lead at the home turn and powering clear to win by two and three-quarter lengths.

Civil Disobedience was offered at the sale by White Robe Lodge where he was purchased by agent John Foote.


The win was Civil Disobedience’s fourth from 10 starts, with all four of those victories coming in his last six appearances.

The Tasmanian Derby was his first attempt at black-type level. He has now pocketed prizemoney of $212,390 – more than six times his purchase price.

Civil Disobedience, by Raise The Flag from Pernote (Personal Escort), is the fourth stakes winner by his sire. He is now likely to return to the country of his birth for the $1 million Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie on March 3.

The win was a timely boost for the South Island Sale, with the 2018 edition on April 20.

* Gogo Grace (New Approach x Starmon by Monolith) was an easy winner of the G3 Bow Mistress Trophy to provide her sire with his 36th stakes winner.

New Approach shuttled to Australia between 2009 and 2012, covering 307 mares.

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