Another Group I for Europa Point
Talented mare Europa Point (5m Rock of Gibraltar x Gorband, by Woodman) made it back-to back Group I victories when capturing the President’s Champions Challenge at Turffontein in South Africa on Saturday. A last start winner of the Group I L Jaffee Empress Club Stakes over 1600 metres, the Mike de Kock trained mare handled the step up to 2000 metres, drawing clear to win by a length as a well backed favourite. Her overall record is now nine wins from 13 starts with her previous best win before her Group I victories coming in the Group III Acacia Handicap. Europa Point has a big pedigree being a half-sister to last year’s high class European juvenile Harbour Watch from the blue-blooded matron Gorband, who is a three-quarter sister-in-blood to multiple Group I winner Timber Country, her grand-dam the legendary broodmare Fall Aspen.