Pikachu surpasses HK$9million

Pikachu in his NZ racing days  - Race Images
Pikachu in his NZ racing days

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Kiwi-bred Pikachu has taken his earnings past the HK$9 million mark after victory in the Class 2 Happy Valley Clubhouse Handicap (1800m) on Sunday.

“The light weight made all the difference in this race,” trainer David Ferraris said.

“The field was not too strong and he only had 109lb, and he’s a fairly easy horse to ride so he’s a good match for an apprentice.

“Pikachu has been a great horse to us, he’s a stable favourite and he’s earned over $9 million, that’s incredible. Touch wood, he’s never had any leg problems and he’s a lovely horse to train. What more can you ask for?”

The seven-year-old Keeper gelding won both of his starts in New Zealand for trainer Jim Collett before his sale to Hong Kong interests.

Pikachu was purchased out of Shelby Park’s 2012 New Zealand Bloodstock Select Yearling Sale draft by bloodstock consultant Paul Beamish for $48,000. 


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