“Emotions were running high in the Sha Tin parade ring yesterday (13 March 2016, photo) as champion sprinter Lucky Nine was farewelled by Hong Kong racing fans.”
The nine-year-old will move to Australia, where he will join fellow Hong Kong stars Silent Witness, Bullish Luck, Sacred Kingdom and California Memory at Living Legends.
Trainer Caspar Fownes said: “I really love him, he’s very special to me and my family and all the fans of Hong Kong … He’s been a great racehorse with so much spirit and heart and character.”
Regular jockey Brett Prebble said: “I don’t mind admitting I got a little choked up … It was a lovely tribute, it was a fitting send-off for him. It’s a great way for him to go out and I can’t wait to visit him regularly.”
Photo: Kenneth Chan