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Pins Adds Hong Kong Gr3

Tuesday, 4th October 2011

NZ Waikato Stud's Australian-bred stallion Pins (Snippets-No Finer by Karou Star) added a HK group success when 5YO gelding & reigning HK Horse-of-the-Year Ambitious Dragon (Pins-Golden Gamble, by Oregon) came from well off the pace to score a 2.25-lengths victory in the HK$2.4 million (A$312,000) Gr3 National Day Handicap (1400m) at Sha Tin. Ambitious Dragon (ridden by Douglas Whyte for trainer Tony Millard) defeated 4YO gelding Destined For Glory (Azamour-Tekindia, by Indian Ridge) & 6YO gelding Beauty Flash (Golan-Wychwood Rose, by Volksraad). Ambitious Dragon (passed-in for NZ$47,500 as a yearling at the 2008 NZB Select Sale at Karaka) took his record to 8 wins (also including March's Gr1 HK Derby over 2000m & February's Gr1 HK Classic Cup over 1800m) & 2 runners-up from 13 starts for HK$24,021,600 (A$3.12m) earnings.

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