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Lucky Owners

Blinkered Masquerader ready to steal show

Owner Leung Kai-fei won the 2004 Hong Kong Derby with Lucky Owners and couldn't relive the dream in this season's classic with Masquerader, but the Tony Millard-trained runner appears to be on the right path with an encouraging third in the Class One Venus Handicap (1,200

Friday, 18 May, 2012, 12:00am

Family leads the field

Owning a racehorse is indeed a luxury, but it is no easy venture. It is a long-term and constant investment but not every horse owner ends up with a winner.

For the lucky few who have, however, the horses have not only brought in prize money, they have also brought the family together.

22 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Stud value would be cherry on top for Floral Pegasus' owners

Floral Pegasus will go to the post a dominating favourite - perhaps even at odds-on - in today's Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby. But the lion's share of the HK$16 million first prize might be chicken feed compared to the handsome colt's future stud value.

18 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Labour of love

The 'Lucky Owners dream' will receive its first market test at Australia's Gold Coast next month when 13 members of his initial crop of southern-hemisphere-bred babies go up for auction.

28 May 2006 - 12:00am

Cruz brothers out to beat the odds

Both have worked overtime to get their horses fit on the day

The famous Hong Kong Cruz brothers are both taking careful aim at today's $14 million Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby with horses who have beaten the odds in a spectacular way.

13 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Now Cruz takes aim at 'Griffin Master'

As Tony Cruz chases down his second Hong Kong trainers' title at the expense of incumbent John Size, he is looking to steal another crown at Sha Tin today when he goes head-on with the man they call 'the Griffin Master'.

20 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Oughton wary of Hope's key rivals

Hong Kong's number two sprinter Cape Of Good Hope came though a crucial gallop in Melbourne yesterday in his usual no-fuss fashion and trainer David Oughton will be on hand to supervise his final piece of work on Thursday.

1 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Floral Dynamite on a revenge mission

It may sound disrespectful, or something sillier, to compare Floral Dynamite with retired champion Lucky Owners but comparisons between the pair will be closer than you might think if Floral Dynamite wins the last race at Sha Tin today.

30 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

HK champ Lucky Owners a real stud in his new career

Hong Kong's champion four-year-old of last season, Lucky Owners, has begun his new career in the right way at the Widden Stud in Australia's Hunter Valley.

27 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Witness rewarded for excellence

Hong Kong's world-beating sprinter takes top honours on Jockey Club's night of glitter

At the end of a week where racing on the other side of the world proved conclusively he is the world's best sprinter, Hong Kong's home-grown champion Silent Witness has been crowned Horse of the Year for 2003-04.

20 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

World eyes Asia's stable of champions

LUCKY OWNERS and Elegant Fashion - the past two winners of the $14million Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby - illustrate the changing face of Hong Kong racing and the intrinsic value of its best horses.

For generations, racing in the east was the strict preserve of geldings with no breeding or residual value.

12 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Plenty of prime candidates for end-of season awards

Unbeaten Silent Witness may be the best thing ever to look through a bridle as far as Hong Kong's Horse of the Year and Champion Sprinter awards are concerned, but the other categories for 2004 look like being some absorbing contests.

10 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Self Flit fails to deliver in Japan

Hong Kong's representative Self Flit raced bravely but not well enough in Japan's biggest metric mile race yesterday, finishing some five lengths from upset winner Tsurumaru Boy in the Group One Yasuda Kinen.

7 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Lucky Owners retired to stud after $67 million deal

Hong Kong Derby winner Lucky Owners has run his last race following owner Leung Kai-fai's announcement that a deal had been struck to stand the son of Danehill at Australia's Widden Stud.

17 May 2004 - 12:00am

Derby demolition is just the start for Lucky Owners

The Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby is without doubt the premier domestic race on the calendar and this year's renewal lived up to expectations with a resounding win for Tony Cruz's Lucky Owners.

23 Mar 2004 - 12:00am