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Goodwood Makes Carnival Presence Felt
25 May 2013

Goodwood Stud struck an early winning blow at the Queensland winter carnival this afternoon with success in the opening event at Doomben.

Palmerston North farm graduate Valerie D’Amour picked a perfect time to open her account with victory in an A$100,000 maiden event.

Trained by Barry Baldwin, the three-year-old daughter of Iffraaj had placed in four of her previous seven appearances.

Valerie D’Amour was bought out of Goodwood’s Select Sale draft to Karaka in 2011 for $30,000.

Her dam is the Jetball mare Kinetic, a winner of nine races including the Listed Castletown Stakes and Group Three placed in the Easter Cup.

It is also the family of Gr 1 Telegraph Handicap winner Guiseppina and stakes performer Micken.