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Xiong Feng Heading To Singapore
Last season's Karaka Million winner Xiong Feng will continue his racing career overseas, reports NZ Racing Desk. "He's going to Singapore and he'll probably fly out next week," trainer Stephen McKee said. Xiong Feng (Iffraaj-Stray, by Tale of the Cat) won his first two starts as a 2YO on rain-affected tracks at Ellerslie and Te Rapa, before leading all the way on top of the ground to win the Karaka Million in January. Out of a half-sister to the Gr1 Cox Plate winner Maldivian, the Iffraaj gelding's best effort in a handful of appearances this term was a fourth placing in the Gr3 Bonecrusher Stakes. "He hasn't been quite right due to a back problem and he's been growing as well so I eased up on him after his last run," McKee said. "The owners will be looking to run him in the Three-Year-Old Triple Crown series up there next year."