|Young Talent is expected to live up to his name once he regains full fitness.
The Racing Club Members have bid farewell to Young Turbo.
Now they have two exciting new prospects to look forward to on
It is always sad when a racehorse has to retire
through injury, so it was upsetting for The Racing
Club Members when news filtered through in
February that Young Turbo had run his last race.
The four-year-old produced many happy memories
for his legion of The Racing Club fans over the last
couple of seasons – notably when winning in a photo
with champion jockey Douglas Whyte aboard last season
and when coming up with a sustained burst of speed
to win at Happy Valley last September. He will also be
remembered most fondly by The Racing Club Members
and their families who used to visit Young Turbo at John
Size's stable every month, and feed him buckets of carrots,
which he devoured in seconds.
|Carrot-lover Young Turbo provided
many happy memories for
The Racing Club Members.
Young Turbo has now joined the other retired Racing
Club horse Young Label in the wonderful, scenic and firstclass
facilities of the Jo Wills Equine Retirement Farm in New
Zealand. He will enjoy all the care and attention he deserves
and will never be forgotten by his many adoring fans, whom
he gave so much excitement and pleasure.
Shooting for victory
If ever a horse is capable of living up to its name, it is the
sixth Racing Club horse, Young Talent. The ex-Australian
two-year-old is currently residing in Caspar Fownes' stable
at Sha Tin, and on breeding alone – he is related to Hong
Kong Class 1 winner Tuscan Spirit and brother to Hong
Kong prolific winning sire Desert King – should be capable
of making his presence felt on the racetrack. The Racing
Club Members however, have had to be patient with this
son of Chianti who suffered a splint in January – something
that happens to many young horses early in their career
– and is slowly being bought back to full fitness. Luckily,
he is in the right hands at Caspar Fownes' yard, and can look forward to many exciting times ahead with this
exceptionally good-looking gelding.
|Newest recruit Iwannadancelikehim will
arrive in Hong Kong this month, and will be
renamed by The Racing Club Members.
The latest recruit to join The Racing Club is a two-yearold
colt presently called Iwannadancelikehim – nominations
for the re-naming of the colt by The Racing Club Members
will happen in due course – who was bought privately in
New Zealand. This imposing and striking individual has
won both his racetrack trials, including a defeat of a horse
named Testamonial Hawk who subsequently ran third in a
Group 3 contest at New Zealand's premier track Ellerslie.
His sire Russian Hero is related to Soviet Star who was a
champion sprinter in the UK in 1988, winning five Group 1s,
while his dam Solveig was New Zealand filly of the year in
1985. The youngster will be shipped over to Hong Kong in
May to join the ambitious Danny Shum stable. Hopefully,
fingers crossed, he will carry the famous The Racing Club
red, black and white colours with distinction for many
seasons to come.