Easy Hong Kong Derby win for LUGER

Mar 15, 2015

LUGAR 2010 (Choisir x Miss Conception) 3yo G

Trained by: John Size

Career starts & prizemoney: 10 starts for 7 wins, 2 seconds – HK$15,028.750

Purchase details: $260,000 at 2012 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale

Australian bred Luger blew away his opposition at Sha Tin on Sunday winning the Hong Kong Derby.

The son of Choisir was purchased by John Foote Bloodstock for $260,000 at the 2012 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from the draft of Bylong Park Thoroughbreds.

Trainer John Size has always held Luger in high regard and was pleased to see the four-year-old realise his potential in Hong Kong’s prestigious race.

“He always been impressive every time he’s been to the races, he’s been a good horse since his first day on the racetrack and shown that he is a Group 1 horse,” said John Size.

Luger earned his owner Terry Fok Kwong Hang the lion’s share of the HK$18,000,000 Derby prize pool to take the gelding’s earnings to HK$15,000,000 = A$2,500,000.