Beauty Generation to remain in Hong Kong with a new trainer

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  • Two-time Horse of the Year Beauty Generation will see out his racing career in Hong Kong.
Beauty Generation to remain in Hong Kong

 

Two-time Horse of the Year Beauty Generation will see out his racing career in Hong Kong.

With the impending (and compulsory) retirement of John Moore at season’s end, the champion galloper will be moved to the stables of another (incoming) Australian trainer where David Hayes will take control.

David Hayes (PA Images)

Moore was planning (or more so hoping) to take the seven-year-old champion back to Australia with him with the All-Star Mile set firmly in his sights, however connections of the horse decided to keep their star galloper in Hong Kong.

Whilst age is catching up with mile specialist, he has still shown plenty of fight and a will to race by finishing in the top-three of all eight starts in his current campaign, which includes wins in the Group One Jubilee Cup (1400m) and Group Two Chairman’s Trophy (1600).

Last start he was denied a record-breaking third straight Champion’s Mile when he was beaten a nose by Southern Legend (who had never before beaten John Moore’s champion).

As a rising eight-year-old, Beauty Generation will be a welcomed addition to the David Hayes camp as the champion trainer begins to re-establish himself with the Hong Kong racing scene.

With owner Patrick Kwok Ho-chuen confirming the horse’s future (to remain in Hong Kong), this has set up a possible clash with rising star Golden Sixty in the black-type races next season.

Meanwhile, John Moore is still on track to join his brother (Gary Moore) in Australia where he intends to continue his life as a trainer.