Hong Kong champion Fairy King Prawn and Jeune King Prawn have been retired. Both champions raced for Philip S.H. Lau and were trained by Ivan Allen
The retirement of Fairy King Prawn comes after Dr. Chris Riggs, Hong Kong Jockey Club Head of Veterinary Clinical Services, and Allen expressed concern that the Hong Kong champion could suffer an injury if he raced again. Fairy King Prawn underwent surgery in January 2002 to repair an injured suspensory ligament and splint bone suffered prior to the Hong Kong Mile, which he finished second by a nose to Sunline in 2000.
The Australian-bred gelded son of Danehill won 12 of 26 races for earning of just over $4.6 million. He was named Hong Kong's Horse of the Year in both 2000 and 2001, and has also been named champion sprinter three times and champion miler twice.
Tremon Thoroughbreds bred Fairy King Prawn in Australia.
Negotiations are being finalized for group II winner Jeune King Prawn to stand stud in Australia. The 5-year-old son of Danehill won eight of 12 career starts, including the Hong Kong Champions Mile (HK-II). Jeune King Prawn also was bred in Australia by Tremon Thoroughbreds.