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Kiwi Gr1 Winner Snapped Up For Hong Kong
Gr1-winning colt Hall Of Fame has been purchased for a seven figure sum by offshore interests. NZ Racing Desk reports that, in a deal brokered by Brian Hedley Bloodstock and the Australian Bloodstock Agency’s Greg Zarra, the four-year-old son of champion stallion Savabeel will be doing his future racing in Hong Kong. “Obviously, he’s been a great horse to us,” said Jamie Richards, who trains in partnership at Matamata with Stephen Autridge. “It was a pleasure to have a horse like him to train, he’s such a lovely horse.” Hall Of Fame has won five of his 11 starts to date, including the Gr1 Levin Classic at Trentham, where he defeated Savile Row and Jon Snow, and the Listed Zacinto Stakes at Riccarton. Hall Of Fame was originally purchased out of Lyndhurst Farm’s NZB Ready to Run Sale draft at Karaka in 2015 by Te Akau principal David Ellis for $230,000.