Full sister to Makybe Diva, La Amistad, breezed home to win her race at Echuca on Tuesday.TRENT HORNEMAN April 26, 2014 3:04am
Racing fans at Echuca were treated to a small piece of sporting royalty on Tuesday.
The full sister to three-time Melbourne Cup winner Makybe Diva, a four-year-old mare named La Amistad, was an easy winner of a 2100m benchmark 70 handicap with top hoop Dwayne Dunn in the saddle.
While La Amistad shares the same mother as the great Makybe Diva, their careers have taken different paths.
As a four-year-old, Makybe Diva had won the first of her four Melbourne Cups and was blazing a trail toward sporting immortality.
La Amistad is a winner of three races from nine starts, with triumphs at a Ballarat maiden and a Bendigo stayers race.
Trainer Wayne Hawkes said in a post-race television interview he was pleased with the performance.
‘‘The owners have been very patient with this mare and if they continue to be patient they are going to get a good result,’’ Hawkes said.
‘‘That was only trackwork, that’s no disrespect to the others, but she still doesn’t know what to do.
‘‘She’s no Makybe Diva but she’s a two-mile staying horse and it’s only her third run back and we’ll just start to wind her up.’’
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