Son of Always B Miki wins the NZ Kindergarten Stakes

2 April 2024
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Rubira, by Always B Miki, proved too tough for his rivals in the Group 2 NZ Kindergarten Stakes at Wyndham on Thursday afternoon.

The Mark and Nathan Purdon trained 2-year-old didnʻt have the easiest of runs, with the last start winner prevailing by a neck over the Captain Crunch colt Ukraine in a tight three-way finish after sitting parked for the last half mile.

The win saw Rubira take his record to two wins from two starts and his earnings to almost $40,000.

Bred by Breckon Farms Ltd, he is out of the three-time race-winning Bettorʻs Delight mare Delightful Kas, who is a full sister to the multiple Group 1 winner Montana Belle.

His sire Always B Miki is currently the leading sire of 2-year-old pacers in New Zealand this season.