Hong Kong Sprint winner Falvelon and his connections have been honoured for outstanding services to tourism and racing in Hong Kong. The award was presented by the Australian branch of the Hong Kong Tourist Association at a function in Brisbane attended by the Queensland-based sprinter's owners, trainer Daniel Bougoure and jockey Damien Oliver, who flew in from Melbourne. Falvelon's owners were presented with an engraved crystal trophy depicting the Hong Kong skyline in honour of their horse's thrilling head victory in the $6 million event over US challenger Morluc in December, and the Hong Kong Jockey Club sent a message of congratulations. Kym Fuller, the HKTA's representative for Queensland and the Northern Territories, said the award was recognition of Falvelon's high-profile victory at the International meeting. 'We have never had an award like this before, but we decided it was only right to honour Falvelon's achievement. The HKTA in Queensland has been working very closely with Queensland racing, and as part of that initiative we organised a function here to watch the International races live. Falvelon's victory capped a great night.' Fuller said the HKTA believed racing played a leading role in attracting visitors to Hong Kong. 'Australia and Hong Kong both have very strong racing traditions, and the sport is a powerful link between the two countries. Falvelon's win highlighted what Hong Kong and its racing has to offer.'