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HK Horse-Of-Year Vengeance Of Rain Dies Aged 11
Also in New Zealand, 6-time Gr1-winner & 2006-07 Hong Kong Horse-Of-The-Year Vengeance Of Rain (Zabeel-Danelagh, by Danehill) died at Cambridge Stud (where he had been cared for since his retirement in 2008) after suffering an apparent “heart attack in his sleep”. Vengeance Of Rain (who raced in Australia as Subscribe for Melbourne owner Lloyd Williams before being sold to HK) was a NZ$300,000 yearling at the 2002 NZB Premier Sale at Karaka. Vengeance Of Rain recorded 10 wins (including 2007's Gr1 Dubai Sheema Classic & 2006's Gr1 HK Gold Cup, plus 2005's HK Gr1 QEII Cup, Gr1 HK Derby, Gr1 HK Champions & Chater Cup, Gr1 HK International Cup & Gr2 HK International Cup Trial) & 7 placings (including 2007's Gr1 HK QEII Cup & Gr1 HK Champions & Chater Cup, plus 2006's GI HK International Cup) from 27 starts for HK$75.4 million (A$10m) prize-money, making him the highest stakes-earner in HK racing history.