It was a day for rising stars in Hong Kong as all three returning winners from last year's Longines Hong Kong International Races bowed to promising youngsters on the Dec. 13 program that featured four group I races.
- Dark Bay or Brown Colt
- Born 2011
Three of last year's winners are back for another try in the Dec. 13 Longines International Races in Hong Kong, an event enlivened this year by two U.S. runners including Breeders' Cup winner Mongolian Saturday.
U.S. horses Mongolian Saturday and Green Mask are both good to go for the Dec. 13 Longines Hong Kong Sprint (HK-I) at Sha Tin Racecourse, according to their trainers.
Sheikh Abdullah Almaddah's Green Mask has been dealt a setback in his preparations for the Dec. 13 Longines Hong Kong Sprint (HK-I) after foot bruising was detected following a Dec. 7 workout at Sha Tin Racecourse.
Mongolian Saturday and Green Mask, the respective winner and third-place finisher in the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT), put in their final works Dec. 7 in preparation for the Longines Hong Kong Sprint.
A total of 33 international group I winners, including Twinspires Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) victor Mongolian Saturday, are among the 56 entries for the Longines Hong Kong International Races Dec. 12 at Sha Tin.
Mongolian Saturday proved a colorful winner of the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint, as native Mongolian garb filled the winner's circle and showed the event off as a truly international event.
Always one of the most competitive races on the World Championships card, this year's Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) features the return of last year's winner, Bobby's Kitten, and a trio from Wesley Ward.
With no main track workers, morning workouts for Breeders' Cup hopefuls at Keeneland Oct. 25 were highlighted by breezes over the turf course, including a quartet from trainer Wesley Ward.
Breeders' Cup hopefuls Catch a Glimpse and Conquest Daddyo breezed in company Oct. 6 at Keeneland for trainer Mark Casse. Also on the tab were Undrafted, Green Mask, Sunset Glow, and The Great War.
The 25th annual Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's "Day of Champions" races will be run Tuesday, Jan. 21 in Ocala, Fla.
A return to a synthetic track and a quick pace helped propel Tamarando to a decisive victory in the $100,750 Real Quiet Stakes Nov. 24 at Betfair Hollywood Park.
|Trainer||Wesley A. Ward|
|Owner||Almaddah, Abdullah, Saeed|
|Breeder||D. J. Stable, LLC|
|Green Mask View Five-Cross Pedigree||Mizzen Mast||Cozzene|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Quatro Amigos Stable||Betz Thoroughbreds, agent||$37,000|
|Two-year-old||Sheikh Abdullah Almaddah||Casse Sales, agent||$150,000|