Looking to enhance an already staggering record, Hong Kong Horse of the Year, Golden Sixty, will make his highly anticipated return to racing in the G2 BOCHK Private Wealth Jockey Club Mile (1600m) on Sunday, 21 November as he prepares to defend his crown in December’s G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Mile (1600m).
Pleasing trainer Francis Lui as his preparation was ramped up this morning (Tuesday, 5 October), the gelding crossed the line first by three lengths in a barrier trial on the turf at Sha Tin, clocking 57.51s for the gallop over 1000m.
“It was a good trial, after the trial I asked Vincent (Ho) and he was happy with him,” Lui said. “Everything was fine, it was all good.”
“I am excited – he’ll start off in the Group 2 Jockey Club Mile in November, he might also need one or two more barrier trials before the race.”
An earner of HK$77,925,600, the gelding is closing in on Beauty Generation’s record haul of HK$106,233,750 – should he follow a similar path to last term – a campaign which could also see him challenge Silent Witness’ winning streak of 17.
Jockey Vincent Ho, who has been in the plate for each of the 131-rater’s starts, was equally pleased with his mount.