Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes Winner Moved to Hong Kong

Ben H / 4 December 2023

Last Updated on 4 December 2023

Little Brose will continue his racing career outside Australia. The colt’s new trainer, David Hayes, said he planned to keep him as a colt, but that the Blue Diamond Stakes winner will race in Hong Kong. Should he impress there, he might return to Australia later in his career. Little Brose will be moved to Hong Kong by the end of December.

Might Return to Australia for Stud Duty

After winning the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes, Little Brose did well in the Golden Slipper but managed to only finish eighth in the $3 million Group 1 Caulfield Guineas, where Griff ridden by Ben Melham won ahead of second-favourite Veight and the Maher and Eustace-trained King Colorado.

It is interesting to note that Little Brose will be transferred to Hong Kong even though Hayes’ sons wanted to keep the horse in Australia. Ben and JD Hayes were pushing for the colt to continue his development in their stable, and, initially, Hong Kong-based Peter Young, who bought the horse with the idea of racing him in Hong Kong, agreed not to relocate the three-year-old grey-brown colt.

However, Young has now decided to take the horse to Hong Kong, where he will run in 1,000 to 1,600-metre races under the watchful eye of David Hayes, the Australian Hall of Fame trainer, who is enjoying his second spell in Hong Kong.

Ben H
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