It was perhaps an unprecedented level of success at a Hong Kong raceday for Victorian bred and sired horses last Sunday.
No less than four Victorian bred or sired horses won with a further three filling placings.
And this came on the same day eight out of the nine races on the Pakenham Cup raceday were won by Victorian bred horses.
Aztec Empire, a son of Choisir bred by Bronwyn Hawking and Wayne Ross and sold through Inglis Premier Yearling Sale in 2012 for $45,000, got the first win on the board for the Victoria breds in race 1 at Sha Tin.
Race 2 was won by London City, a son of Choisir bred by the Groves family and sold through the Shadow Glen draft at 2013 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale for $35,000. It was the second win in a row for the gelding. London City’s dam, La Rumba recently had her Written Tycoon two-year-old sell for $130,000 at the NZB Ready to Race sale, while her recent foal is by Swettenham Stud’s Equiano.
Then came Race 5 when Unique Happiest, a son of Woodside Park sire Written Tycoon, also made it two wins on the trot.
And in Race 7, the win went to Brilliant Dream, a son of Rangal Park sire, Danerich. This was the third win from his past four runs.
There was also minor placings throughout the raceday to New Asia Sunrise (a son of Written Tycoon bred by Victoria’s Mr G & Ms K Hammond), Tonyboy (bred by Gilgai Farm) and Apollo’s Choice (bred by Lauriston Thoroughbreds).