Four horses have been withdrawn from the Hong Kong International Sale (March) to be held at Sha Tin Racecourse on Friday, 15 March.
Three of the geldings, Lot 6 (Exchange Rate ex Margate), Lot 12 (Frankel ex Noelani) and Lot 28 (Olympic Glory ex Anandara), will be given time to develop further ahead of the season’s second Hong Kong International Sale (July).
All three breezed during the HKIS Breeze-Up session at Sha Tin on Saturday, 9 March and pulled up after that exercise in good health.
Mark Richards, Executive Manager, International Sale at the Hong Kong Jockey Club, said: “The Hong Kong Jockey Club’s International Sale team always acts to ensure the best interests of each individual horse. In keeping with that approach, it was felt that it would be beneficial to the development of each of those horses if they were given more time to mature and adapt to the Hong Kong environment. The team, in discussion with the Club’s senior management, has taken the decision to withdraw the three horses from the March sale.”
Lot 32 (Dark Angel ex Snowfields) has been withdrawn on veterinary grounds and will also now divert to the July auction.