New Chatswood Stud sire All Americain had reason to celebrate on Saturday night with two of his sons winning at Hong Kong.
It was a tonic of sorts for the sire and the Chatswood team after it was announced his super Group 1 winning filly Yankee Rose had not come up following a long injury layoff and would be sold and likely retired.
The Group 1 winning and producing sire had his first runner on Saturday night, Invisible in race 4 over 1400m at Sha Tin.
Jumping from barrier 9 he drifted back to third last before producing a sustained turn of foot to nail Laughing Lord on the line. The HK$650,000 event was Invisible’s third career victory.
Next up was Green Card in race 10, again over 1400m but this time the son of All American was racing for HK$1,350,000.
Tommy Berry took him to the outside where he hit the front with 100m to go and held off late challengers.
This was Green Card’s second victory with a further seven placings. He was bred in Victoria by Bruce Mathieson from the Testa Rossa mare, Cristallo.
Another talented son of All American, Lucky Dollar, races on Wednesday night at Happy Valley. Trained in Melbourne by Team Hawkes he was unbeaten in two starts as a three-year-old before being shipped to Hong Kong. He was runner-up on his Sha Tin debut before saluting at his second start in May this year.