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a southern African cornaceous tree, Curtisia faginea, the wood of which is used for making spears
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He became known as a turf specialist, with champions Assagai (1966), Hawaii (1969) and Snow Knight (1975) on that surface.
These include the first good one he bred, Corpora, one of the leading European three-year-olds of 1963; the US Champion grass horse Assagai; Rajput Princess, winner of the 1964 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches, and her daughter Regal Exception, winner of the 1972 Irish Oaks and runner-up in the Epsom Oaks; and the flying Caterina, winner of the Nunthorpe Stakes.
The race enjoyed a fine record in its former incarnation, having been won twice by such as Round Table, Mongo and Manila, and by others of high repute such as TV Lark, Assagai, Dr Fager, Hawaii, Fort Marcy, Run The Gantlet and Steinlen.