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April graduate Gamdonguibada makes history in Korea

OBS April graduate Gamdonguibada made history on Sunday, December 9th with a victory in the Grand Prix Stakes at Seoul Race Park. The 3-year-old daughter of Werblin, sold for $31, 000 to KOID Co. Ltd for Park, Kwang-Soon, by The Team, Agent at the 2011 OBS April Sale, had already been acclaimed Korea’s best filly & mare of 2012 after her win in the Gyeongnam Governor’s Cup. The victory in the Grand Prix, Korea’s most prestigious race, should earn her the title of Korea’s overall champion racehorse of the year. A winner in six of her ten career starts, three in stakes company, she’s earned the equivalent of just under $1-million in prize money. Gamdonguibada is only the fourth filly, and the first in twelve years, to win the Grand Prix Stakes.

Gamdonguibada is the fourth OBS graduate in the past five years to score a Grand Prix victory. OBS June graduate Tough Win, with 18 wins form 25 starts, took the 2011 renewal and OBS April graduate Dongbanui Gangja ( 35-20-7-2) won back to back in 2008 and 2009. Tough Win, a colt by Yonaguska, was sold for $12,000 to S.R.O.A. by Jimmy Miranda, Agent, at the 2009 June Sale, while Dongbanui Gangja, a colt by BrokenVow, was sold to Triple Crown Racing for $20,000 by Nick de Meric, Agent, at the 2007 April Sale.