First Hong Kong Win for Derby Hero Dark Dream

Tara Madgwick - Sunday December 23
A stylish winner of the Group I BRC Queensland Derby earlier this year, high class four year old Dark Dream was subsequently sold to Hong Kong and opened his account in spectacular fashion at Sha Tin on Sunday.

Dark Dream - HKJCNow trained by Frankie Lor, Dark Dream was third when making his Hong Kong debut earlier this month over 1600 metres and found the step up to 2000 metres on Sunday perfectly to his liking.

He surged home from back in the field and was in a class of his own sprinting to the line four and a half lengths clear o of his rivals in this Class Two assignment.

Lor has a potentially powerful Derby pack to shuffle once the Four-Year-Old Classic Series gets under way with the Hong Kong Classic Mile on 27 January and, ever the realist, he voiced concerns about whether the rain had played a part in the margin of victory.

"Maybe that helped him," he said. "At the turn he was last or second last, so I was nervous, but he came so strongly up the inside. Coming back to 1600m for the Classic Mile may be a bit short but I have to try and, of course, I hope he's a Derby horse."

Dark Dream was not offered at auction and is by All American from Buchanan Girl, who traces back to the family of Victoria Derby winner Nothin' Leica Dane. Buchanan Girl produced a filly this year by Cox Plate winner Shamus Award.

With five wins and seven placings from 12 starts, Dark Dream has never finished worse than third in his life.

More Reading...
Dream Result for Geisel Park
Eddie Rigg has conjured up a second Group 1 in two years to promote All American at Geisel Park Stud in WA.
Two Winners for Who’s There
Bileena Stud will offer a yearling from good producer Who’s There at the 2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast March Yearling Sale that had important updates from Canberra on Friday with not one but two of his siblings saluting.
Sires With Winners - Wednesday August 5
Here is the full list of 35 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
Entries Closing Soon for Inglis Ready2Race Sale
The 2020 renewal of the Inglis Ready2Race Sale is certain to be the strongest yet – in terms of quality of both horses and vendors.
Oaks Filly for All American?
All American has shown in the past he can get a high class classic three year-old such as Yankee Rose (Spring Champion Stakes) and Dark Dream (Queensland Derby) with this New Zealand trained filly also harboring classic aspirations.
All American Returns Permanently to Geisel Park
Geisel Park Stud owner Eddie Rigg has purchased Group 1 stallion All American outright to stand permanently in Western Australia.
PART TWO- Most Expensive Mares – Are They Worth the Money
Our story last week speculating on the impending sale of Sunlight and where  she would fit in the list of Australia’s most expensive mares sold at public auction got us thinking about the others on the list and where are they now? This evening we look at those priced between $1.75 and $2million.
Wyndspelle on Parade
Group One winner Wyndspelle will be on parade at the Hawera racecourse on Saturday ahead of his debut season at stud.
Dam of Royal Symphony to Visit All American
In a huge coup for the Group 1 sire, All American will cover Naturalist - the dam of boom horse Royal Symphony.
He’s No Poor Relation
Blood can sometimes overcome pedigree to produce a seriously good horse.