The American-bred gelding won the Group 1 Hong Kong Mile for three consecutive years in 2007, 2008 and 2009. He still holds the record for three wins in a row, and also the speed record for that race at 1:32.71. He had great success throughout the 2007/2008 racing season when he won five consecutive Group 1 and Group 2 races. All of these victories took place at the Sha Tin racecourse, including winning the Group 1 Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup where he beat champion racehorse, Sacred Kingdom.
In 2008 Good Ba Ba was named Hong Kong Horse of the Year, Hong Kong Champion Miler (which he repeated in 2009) and Most Popular Horse of the Year in Hong Kong. He won 16 of his 50 races – seven at Group 1 level.
The American-bred gelding was sold at Kentucky’s Keeneland September Yearling Sale in 2003 to retired champion American jockey, Cash Asmussen, before being exported to Hong Kong. He began his racing career in March 2005 winning a 1000m Handicap at Sha Tin with Douglas Whyte on board.
A world-citizen of racing, he raced in a number of countries throughout his career, including Australia at the latter part of his career,
Good Ba Ba’s last start in Hong Kong was in April 2011. He retired with an impressive record of 50 starts for 16 wins and nine placings. He is now enjoying his retirement at Living Legends.
He now resides happily at Living Legends.
Foaled: 05/04/2002 (USA)
Sire: Lear Fan (USA)
Dam: Elle Meme (USA)
Dam Sire: Zilzal (USA)
Breeder: Haras Santa Maria de Araras
Trainer: Alex Y.O. Wong, Andreas Schütz, Michael Chang Chun Wai, Derek Cruz, Rick Hore-Lacy
Owner: John Yuen Se Kit
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