Golden Sixty, Hong Kong’s latest racing sensation, continued his seemingly inexorable march to December and Group 1 glory with his tenth consecutive win in today’s (22 November) HK$4.5 million G2 Jockey Club Mile (1600m).
It was a win which came with such authority that even the prospect of stiffer international competition, in next month’s HK$25 million G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Mile, may not be enough to end the winning streak of the Francis Lui-trained and Vincent Ho-ridden five-year-old.
Golden Sixty, owned by Stanley Chan Ka Leung, recorded his 13th win from 14 starts and became just the fourth horse to win 10 consecutive races in Hong Kong, emulating greats Silent Witness, Beauty Generation and Co-Tack.
Victory in the 13 December showpiece would see him eclipse Beauty Generation and Co-Tack whose winning runs came to an end at ten straight.
Silent Witness’ 17 consecutive victories may be a distant and near untouchable target but the Australian bred has made a habit of making history – being just the second horse to sweep Hong Kong’s Four-Year-Old Classic Series and the first to win the BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m) for all local connections since Hong Kong racing turned professional.