Pins Adds Hong Kong Gr3
At Sha Tin racecourse in Hong Kong, Waikato Stud's Gr1 Australian Guineas-winning stallion Pins (Snippets-No Finer, by Kaoru Star) added a group success when 5Yo gelding Aerovelocity (Pins-Exodus, by Kaapstad) scored by 0.1-length for trainer Paul O'Sullivan in the Gr3 Sha Tin Vase (1200m) for 3YO+, over 4YO entire Divine Ten (Holy Roman Emperor-Zakynthos Star, by Dehere) & 5YO entire Golden Harvest (Al Maher-Marzipan, by Gold Brose). This was the first stakes victory for Aerovelocity who took his record to 6 wins and 3 placings from 11 starts for NZ$732,828 earnings.
Holy Roman Emperor Adds Hong Kong Gr3
At Sha Tin racetrack in Hong Kong, dual Gr1-winning former Coolmore shuttler Holy Roman Emperor (Danehill-L'On Vite, by Secretariat) added a group success when 4YO Australian-bred gelding Divine Ten (Holy Roman Emperor-Zakynthos Star, by Dehere) scored by 1.75-lengths for trainer Me Tsui in the Gr3 Bauhinia Sprint Trophy (1000m) for 3YO+, over 5YO geldings Straight Gold (Stratum-Golden Delicious, by Made of Gold) & Golden Harvest (Al Maher-Marzipan, by Gold Brose). This was the first stakes victory for the emerging sprint star who took his record to 5 wins from 6 starts for $HK$3,891250 earnings. Divine Ten was a $185,000 purchase by Magus Equine at the 2011 NZ Bloodstock Select Yearling Sale from the draft of Lyndhurst Farm.
Latest Hong Kong Aust-Bred & NZ-Bred Non-Stakes Winners
Courtesy of Arion Pedigrees, below are the latest Australian and/or New Zealand-bred Hong Kong winners:
- 30/10/2013 Divine Ten (AUS) 2009 (G by Holy Roman Emperor - Zakynthos Star); 1st HKJC Peacock H. HK$725,000, 1000m - Earning HK$413,250. Sold by Holbrook Thoroughbreds at the 2010 Inglis Australian Weanling & Broodmare Sale for $47,500 & subsequently sold by Lyndhurst Farm at the 2011 NZ Bloodstock National Yearling Sale for NZ$185,000.
- 30/10/2013 Namjong Blossoms (NZ) 2008 (G by Bachelor Duke - Galejade); 1st HKJC Sea Eagle H. HK$725,000, 1200m - Earning HK$413,250.
- 30/10/2013 Amber Sky (AUS) 2009 (G by Exceed and Excel - Truly Wicked); 1st HKJC Albatross H. HK$1,400,000, 1000m - Earning HK$798,000. Sold by Rubiton Bloodstock at the 2011 Inglis Sydney Easter Yearling Sale for $80,000.