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Good Ba Ba Named HK Horse-Of-Year
Also in HK last night, Good Ba Ba (who won 4 Gr1 races this season) was crowned both Horse-Of-The-Year & Champion Miler. In addition: Viva Pataca was named both Champion Middle-Distance galloper & Champion Stayer; Australian-bred 4YO gelding Sacred Kingdom (Encosta de Lago-Courtroom Sweetie, by Zeditave) was named Champion Sprinter; & Australian-bred 3YO gelding Ichiban (Fusaichi Pegasus-Love All, by Mt Livermore) was named Champion Griffin. Sacred Kingdom was a $200,000 yearling consigned by Kornong Stud at the 2005 Inglis Premier Sale in Melbourne. Ichiban was a $130,000 yearling at the 2006 Magic Millions Premier Sale on the Gold Coast. And with 1 more meeting remaining this season, Australian trainer John Size is set to win his 5th Champion Trainer title in 7 seasons.