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Viva Pataca Wins HK Horse-Of-Year

Thursday, 2nd July 2009

Yesterday's Sha Tin meeting also saw 7-time Gr1-winning 7YO gelding Viva Pataca (Marju-Comic, by Be My Chief) was named Horse-Of-The-Year, as well as both Champion Middle-Distance Horse & Champion Stayer. During the 2008-09 season, Viva Pataca won 4 Group races, including the Gr1 HK Gold Cup (2000m) & Gr1 Champions & Chater Cup (2400m) for a 3rd time (plus runner-up in the Gr1 Audemars Piguet QE II Cup over 2000m). Other award winners were:

  • Champion Sprinter: Sacred Kingdom (Encosta de Lago-Courtroom Sweetie, by Zeditave)
  • Champion Miler: Good Ba Ba (Lear Fan-Elle Meme, by Zilzal)
  • Champion Griffin: Royal Flush (Acclamation-Canzonetta, by Zafonic)
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