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NZ-Breds well represented in Hong Kong Awards

Werther who is bidding for a second Hong Kong Horse of the Year title  - Darryl Sherer
Werther who is bidding for a second Hong Kong Horse of the Year title

Darryl Sherer

New Zealand-breds have had a great season in Hong Kong, recording victories in six of the 24 stakes races, and have been rewarded with nominations in every category in the Hong Kong Champion awards.

New Zealand-breds hold four nomination spots for the prestigious Hong Kong Horse of the Year title.

They include three-time Group One winner Beauty Generation, quality sprinter D B Pin, Hong Kong Derby winner Ping Hai Star, and 2015-16 Hong Kong Horse of the Year Werther.

Three-time Group One winner Beauty Generation  - Darryl Sherer
Three-time Group One winner Beauty Generation

Darryl Sherer

Meanwhile, Pick Number One and Ugly Warrior are both nominees for Champion Griffin and Fifty Fifty joins Ping Hai Star and Pingwu Spark as New Zealand-bred nominees for Most Improved Horse.

Winners of the Champion Awards will be announced at The Hong Kong Jockey Club Champion Awards 2017/2018 presentation ceremony which will be held on July 13 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Hong Kong.

Racing Statistics Report for Hong Kong in 2017-18

New Zealand-bred Hong Kong Award nominees

Name: Beauty Generation (NZ)
Sire: Road to Rock
Dam: Stylish Be
Breeder: Nearco Stud
Nominations: Horse of the Year, Champion Miler

Name: D B Pin (NZ)
Sire: Darci Brahma
Dam: Pins ā€˜Nā€™ Needles
Breeder: Mrs Karen & Willie Calder
Nominations: Horse of the Year, Champion Sprinter

Name: Ping Hai Star (NZ)
Sire: Nom Du Jeu
Dam: Vicky
Breeder: Glenn & Lisa Morton
Nominations: Horse of the Year, Champion Middle-Distance Horse, Most Improved Horse

Name: Werther (NZ)
Sire: Tavistock
Dam: Bagalollies
Breeder: David Allison, Chris & John Barnao, Andrew Campbell, Tommy Heptinstall, Tom Pivac & David Platt
Nominations: Horse of the Year, Champion Middle-distance Horse, Champion Stayer

Name: Pick Number One (NZ)
Sire: Darci Brahma
Dam: Extra Explosive
Breeder: Explosive Breeding
Nominations: Champion Griffin

Name: Ugly Warrior (NZ)
Sire: Swiss Ace
Dam: Ugly Betty
Breeder: Gerry Harvey
Nominations: Champion Griffin

Name: Fifty Fifty (NZ)
Sire: Thorn Park
Dam: Udiditagain
Breeder: Miss Jacqui , Kerry & Mary Shaw
Nominations: Most Improved Horse

Name: Pingwu Spark
Sire: Mastercraftsman
Dam: Sharp Point
Breeder: Mrs Helen-Gaye & Graham Bax & Windsor Park Stud
Nominations: Most Improved Horse



 

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