2018

Exultant Wins Gr3 Premier Plate

Monday, 25th June 2018

At Sha Tin racecourse in Hong Kong, Darley's unbeaten European Champion juvenile & dual Gr1-winning shuttler Teofilo (Galileo-Speirbhean, by Danehill) added a Group race success when 4YO Irish-bred gelding Exultant (Teofilo-Contrary, by Mark Of Esteem) overcame a wide run to sprint clear in the straight and score a comfortable 1.25 length win in the HK$3 million Gr3 Premier Plate (1800m), defeating Gold Mount & Dinozzo. Exultant improved his record to 5 wins (including the Gr3 Queen Mother Memorial Cup) and 6 placings (including the Gr1 Hong Kong Derby & Gr1 Champions & Chater Cup) from 14 starts for £1,298,260 in earnings.

Pakistan Star Wins Gr1 Champions & Chater Cup

Monday, 28th May 2018

At Sha Tin racecourse in Hong Kong, champion 2YO colt & 4-time Gr1-winning former Darley shuttler Shamardal (Giant's Causeway-Helsinki, by Machiavellian) celebrated an elite race success when 5YO German-bred gelding Pakistan Star (Shamardal-Nina Celebre, by Peintre Celebre) made it successive top-flight victories when coasting to a dominant win in the HK$10 million Gr1 Champions & Chater Cup (2400m), defeating Exultant & Gold Mount. The enigmatic but richly talented Pakistan Star improved his record to 5 wins (including the Gr1 QEII Cup) and 5 placings (including the Gr1 QEII Cup & Hong Kong Derby) from 16 starts for HK$35,656,200 in earnings.

Pakistan Star Wins Gr1 QEII Cup

Monday, 30th April 2018

At Sha Tin racecourse in Hong Kong, champion 2YO colt & 4-time Gr1-winning former Darley shuttler Shamardal (Giant's Causeway-Helsinki, by Machiavellian) celebrated an elite race success when 5YO German-bred gelding Pakistan Star (Shamardal-Nina Celebre, by Peintre Celebre) finally lived up to his potential when racing away for a brilliant 3 length win in the HK$24 million Gr1 QEII Cup (2000m), defeating Gold Mount & Eagle Way. The enigmatic but richly talented Pakistan Star improved his record to 4 wins and 5 placings (including the Gr1 QEII Cup & Hong Kong Derby) from 15 starts for HK$29,956,200 in earnings. Trainer Tony Cruz was delighted with the win. "Today, he’s shown the public his true ability," trainer Tony Cruz said. "Last year he could have won it too, if the pace had been on. There have been so many complications along the way but this horse has proven he’s a Group 1 horse."

Dinozzo Wins Gr3 Centenary Vase

Monday, 5th February 2018

At Sha Tin racecourse in Hong Kong, 5YO Irish-bred gelding Dinozzo (Lilbourne Lad-Nisriyna, by Intikhab) registered the first stakes win of his career when scoring a comfortable 3.5 length win in the HK$3 million Gr3 Centenary Vase (1800m), defeating Gold Mount & Eagle Way. Dinozzo, who began his racing career in Ireland, improved his record to 6 wins and 8 placings (including the Gr3 HKJC January Cup) from 20 starts for €1,006,788 in earnings.

2017

More Than Ready Adds HK Gr3

Monday, 1st May 2017

At Sha Tin racecourse in Hong Kong, Vinery Stud shuttler More Than Ready (Southern Halo-Woodman's Girl, by Woodman) added a Group success when 4YO Australian-bred gelding Eagle Way (More Than Ready-Wedgetail Eagle, by Lure) scored by 0.75 length for trainer John Moore in the Gr3 Queen Mother Memorial Cup (2400m), defeating Helene Charisma & Gold Mount. Eagle Way improved his record to 6 wins (including the Gr1 Queensland Derby) and 3 placings (including the Gr3 Grand Prix Stakes) from 19 starts for $1,339,659 in earnings. Eagle Way was a $200,000 weanling purchase by George Moore Bloodstock from the draft of Segenhoe Stud at 2014's Inglis Australian Weanling Sale. He is a half-brother to the stakes-winners Assertive Eagle, Impressive Eagle & Soaressa, herself the dam of dual Gr3 winner Thermal Current.