I wonder what the next move will be? Staying in Hong Kong for the owners is like printing money, but this type of talent is begging to go international.
He's stamping himself as the finest turf miler in the world. Amazing performance in the Stewards Cup. What a racehorse.
Two thumbs way up for my favorite Ambitious Dragon! If the Dragon can return to form he'll have his hands fill with Able Friend who just posted the third highest rated performance in the history of the HKJC with his win in the Hong Kong Mile. Great list, Brian, its awesome to get some attention to the wonderful horses running abroad.
Ambitious Dragon has been scratched due to soreness from a foot abscess sustained earlier in the week.
So sad to learn of his passing following a fracture in the Japan Cup. He was an amazingly consistent horse. Condolences for the connections of this wonderful race horse.
An extremely impressive win in the Jockey Club Mile under a hand ride. Perhaps the most interesting thing was this his declared race weight was 1301lbs! He's one big horse with a helluva turn of foot. Gold Fun finished second, Ambitious Dragon third.
Thanks for writing about one of my favorites, Brian. You are among a few who know much I love Alfeet Alex when you always laugh at me when refusing to not bet on any of his progeny I watch race. Texas Red sure seems to have that kick, and I loved how he completely dismissed the notion of a "speed favoring track" on Breeders' Cup Saturday. I hope Texas Red can continue as his sire did, and if he can, it will be sure be fun to watch.
Why is that the Breeders Cup does not have their own set of stewards for Breeders Cup races? If the Breeders Cup can dictate other race conditions like medication use, its seems only logical that their own stewards govern the races.
Ambitious Dragon finished a fast closing 3rd, 3/4 of a length off the winner Military Attack and runner up Gold-Fun. Tony Millard, was thrilled with the finish stating "I couldn't have asked for better than that. He certainly said to the youngsters, 'I'm back!'" The replay can be seen here: http://racing.hkjc.com/racing/Info/meeting/Results/english/Local/20141026/ST/9
After an 18 month layoff to recover from a tendon injury, the two time Hong Kong Horse of the Year winner will make his return to racing on Sunday in the G2 Sha Tin Trophy at 1 mile on the turf. He'll be facing the reigning Hong Kong Horse of the Year winners Designs on Rome (2013- 2014) and Military Attack (2012-2013), in a matchup that will face a total of 6 different Hong Kong Champions against each other. Blog to come, but I cannot express how excited I am to see my favorite horse make it back to the track
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