2018

Beauty Generation Named HK HOTY

Monday, 16th July 2018

Beauty Generation was named the Hong Kong Horse of the Year at a glitzy ceremony held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on Friday night. Trained by John Moore, the 5YO New Zealand-bred gelding won three Group 1 races last season, namely the Gr1 Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup, Gr1 Hong Kong Mile and Gr1 Champions Mile. Purchased for $60,000 at the 2014 NZB Select Yearling Sale, Beauty Generation (who raced as Montaigne in Australia) now boasts a record of 9 wins and 7 placings from 22 starts for $7,021,308 in earnings. He was also placed in the Gr1 Rosehill Guineas & Hong Kong Derby. The award gave Moore his sixth consecutive HOTY title. "It's a big relief. There was a lot of competition coming from Pakistan Star, but he put the writing on the wall with his achievements through the season," Moore told the South China Morning Post. "I brought him back from what we thought was a 2000 metre horse and made him a miler and here we are enjoying the fruits of all his successes on the stage of Horse of the Year – it's amazing."

NZ Breds Nominated for Hong Kong Awards

Wednesday, 4th July 2018

New Zealand-bred horses have enjoyed a great season in Hong Kong, winning six of the 24 stakes races, and have been rewarded with nominations in every category in the Hong Kong Champion awards, reports NZ Racing Desk. In total, New Zealand-bred horses won 227 races for total earnings of HK$309,878,295. Four have been nominated for the Hong Kong Horse of the Year title, namely triple Group 1 winner Beauty Generation, quality sprinter D B Pin, Hong Kong Derby winner Ping Hai Star, and 2015-16 Hong Kong Horse of the Year Werther. Meanwhile, Pick Number One and Ugly Warrior are both nominees for Champion Griffin and Fifty Fifty joins Ping Hai Star and Pingwu Spark as New Zealand-bred nominees for Most Improved Horse. Winners of the 2017/18 Champion Awards will be announced at The Hong Kong Jockey Club Champion Awards presentation ceremony which will be held on 13 July at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Hong Kong.

Beauty Generation Wins Gr1 Champions Mile

Monday, 30th April 2018

At Sha Tin racecourse in Hong Kong, Wellfield Lodge's dual Gr1-winning stallion Road to Rock (Encosta de Lago-Trewornan, by Midyan) celebrated an elite race success when 5YO New Zealand-bred gelding Beauty Generation (Road to Rock-Stylish Bel, by Bel Esprit) simply outclassed his rivals when scoring a dominant front-running win in the HK$18 million Gr1 Champions Mile (1600m), defeating Western Express & Southern Legend. It has been a remarkable season for Beauty Generation who has recorded five wins from his past eight outings, including three victories at Group 1 level. Purchased for $60,000 at the 2014 NZB Select Yearling Sale, Beauty Generation (who raced as Montaigne in Australia) improved his record to 9 wins (including the Gr1 Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup, Gr1 Hong Kong Mile, Gr2 Sha Tin Trophy & Gr3 HKJC Celebration Cup) and 7 placings (including the Gr1 Rosehill Guineas & Hong Kong Derby) from 22 starts for $7,021,308 in earnings.

Beauty Generation Wins Gr1 Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup

Monday, 26th February 2018

At Sha Tin racecourse in Hong Kong, Wellfield Lodge's dual Gr1-winning stallion Road to Rock (Encosta de Lago-Trewornan, by Midyan) celebrated an elite race success when 5YO New Zealand-bred gelding Beauty Generation (Road to Rock-Stylish Bel, by Bel Esprit) fought back after being headed in the straight to post a brave win in the HK$10 million Gr1 Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup (1400m), defeating Beat The Clock & Fifty Fifty. Purchased for $60,000 at the 2014 NZB Select Yearling Sale, Beauty Generation (who raced as Montaigne in Australia) improved his record to 8 wins (including the Gr1 Hong Kong Mile, Gr2 Sha Tin Trophy & Gr3 HKJC Celebration Cup) and 7 placings (including the Gr1 Rosehill Guineas & Hong Kong Derby) from 20 starts for $5,273,640 in earnings.

2017

Beauty Generation Wins Gr1 Hong Kong Mile

Monday, 11th December 2017

At Sha Tin in Hong Kong, Wellfield Lodge's dual Gr1-winning stallion Road to Rock (Encosta de Lago-Trewornan, by Midyan) celebrated an elite race success when 5YO New Zealand-bred gelding Beauty Generation (Road to Rock-Stylish Bel, by Bel Esprit) led throughout to score a dominant win in the HK$23 million Gr1 Hong Kong Mile (1600m), defeating Western Express & Helene Paragon. Purchased for $60,000 at the 2014 NZB Select Yearling Sale, Beauty Generation (who raced as Montaigne in Australia) improved his record to 7 wins (including the Gr2 Sha Tin Trophy & Gr3 HKJC Celebration Cup) and 7 placings (including the Gr1 Rosehill Guineas & Hong Kong Derby) from 18 starts for $4,345,075 in earnings. “He’s done everything right from day one, this horse. We saw he was a little hampered in the run last time but today he had the gun run and was able to dictate the terms of the race," said winning trainer John Moore.

Seasons Bloom Wins Gr2 Jockey Club Mile

Monday, 20th November 2017

At Sha Tin racecourse in Hong Kong, Raheen Stud's deceased Gr1 Epsom Handicap winning stallion Captain Sonador (Shamardal-Pushing Daisies, by Kenny's Best Pal) added a Group race success when 5YO Australian-bred gelding Seasons Bloom (Captain Sonador-Pyramisa’s Lass, by Not A Single Doubt) overcame a wide run to finish full of running in the HK$4 million Gr2 Jockey Club Mile (1600m), defeating Helene Paragon & Beauty Generation. Purchased for $26,000 by Ampulla Lodge at the 2013 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale, Seasons Bloom improved his record to 6 wins and 3 placings (including the Gr3 HKJC Celebration Cup, Listed Hong Kong Classic Cup & Listed Hong Kong Classic Mile) from 14 starts for $2,017,715 in earnings.

Beauty Generation Wins Gr2 Sha Tin Trophy

Monday, 23rd October 2017

At Sha Tin racecourse in Hong Kong, Wellfield Lodge's dual Gr1-winning stallion Road to Rock (Encosta de Lago-Trewornan, by Midyan) added a Group race success when 5YO New Zealand-bred gelding Beauty Generation (Road to Rock-Stylish Bel, by Bel Esprit) posted his second successive stakes win in the HK$4 million Gr2 Sha Tin Trophy (1600m), defeating Booming Delight & Jolly Banner. Purchased for $60,000 at the 2014 NZB Select Yearling Sale, Beauty Generation (who raced as Montaigne in Australia) improved his record to 6 wins (including the Gr3 HKJC Celebration Cup) and 6 placings (including the Gr1 Rosehill Guineas & Hong Kong Derby) from 16 starts for $2,032,318 in earnings.

Beauty Generation Wins Gr3 Celebration Cup

Tuesday, 3rd October 2017

At Sha Tin racecourse in Hong Kong, Wellfield Lodge's dual Gr1-winning stallion Road to Rock (Encosta de Lago-Trewornan, by Midyan) added a Group race success when 5YO New Zealand-bred gelding Beauty Generation (Road to Rock-Stylish Bel, by Bel Esprit) overcame a wide draw to score a strong front-running victory in the HK$3 million Gr3 Celebration Cup (1400m), defeating Seasons Bloom & Time Warp. Purchased for $60,000 at the 2014 NZB Select Yearling Sale, Beauty Generation (who raced as Montaigne in Australia) improved his record to 5 wins and 6 placings (including the Gr1 Rosehill Guineas & Hong Kong Derby) from 15 starts for $1,658,848 in earnings.

Rapper Dragon Makes History In Hong Kong Derby

Monday, 20th March 2017

At Sha Tin racecourse in Hong Kong, multiple US Gr1-winning sprinter & Darley shuttler Street Boss (Street Cry-Blushing Ogygian, by Ogygian) celebrated an elite local success when 4YO Australian-bred gelding Rapper Dragon (Street Boss-Swing Dance, by Danehill Dancer) scored by 1.75 lengths for trainer John Moore in the HK$18 million Hong Kong Derby (2000m), over 4YO German-bred gelding Pakistan Star (Shamardal-Nina Celebre, by Peintre Celebre) & 4YO New Zealand-bred gelding Beauty Generation (Road to Rock-Stylish Bel, by Bel Esprit). Rapper Dragon, who raced in Australia as Street Rapper, advanced his record to 8 wins (including the Hong Kong Classic Mile & Hong Kong Classic Cup) from 15 starts for $2,223, 650 earnings. Rapper Dragon's clean sweep of the 4YO series means he is the first horse in history to claim the 4YO Triple Crown. It was Joao Moreira's first Hong Kong Derby success, while trainer John Moore added to his record with a sixth Derby success. Moore told the South China Morning Post: “This is a really classy animal, he has done everything right and a big thanks to all the stable staff and their hard work behind the scenes but not forgetting my son George – he found this horse when Rapper Dragon was a two-year-old with Gai Waterhouse, not me. He bought him, we took him through his classes last season and he has got here to the grand final and done the job."


Rapper Dragon Wins Hong Kong Classic Mile

Monday, 23rd January 2017

At Sha Tin racecourse in Hong Kong, multiple US Gr1-winning sprinter & Darley shuttler Street Boss (Street Cry-Blushing Ogygian, by Ogygian) added a local Hong Kong Gr1 success when 4YO Australian-bred gelding Rapper Dragon (Street Boss-Swing Dance, by Danehill Dancer) scored by 2 lengths for trainer John Moore in the HK Gr1 Hong Kong Classic Mile (1600m) for 4YOs, over fellow 4YO Australian-bred gelding Seasons Bloom (Captain Sonador-Pyramisa's Lass, by Not a Single Doubt) & Beauty Generation (Road to Rock-Stylish Bel, by Bel Esprit). Rapper Dragon, who is on a path towards the Gr1 Hong Kong Derby in March, improved his record to 6 wins from 14 starts for $2,223, 650 earnings. “The way he went there, I’d say he was 100 percent fit today, so the idea is to keep him at that level for the next two runs, culminating in the grand final, the Derby,” Moore told the South China Morning Post. “And it’s a big congratulations to my son George, who spotted this horse as a two-year-old with Gai Waterhouse in Sydney and arranged the sale. He’s bought a top-class horse.”