OUR MEMORIES
LUSO (BP401)

LUSO (BP401)


 

The Global Races Contester

 

 

Grand son of NORTHERN DANCER

 

Racing Career: 35 Starts, 10 Wins, 14 Places, Career Earnings: €1,937,999

 

Trainer : Clive Brittain

 

 

A Traveling Raider On Foreign Turf took the Hong Kong Vase Twice

 

Country of Origin : GB Owner : Saeed Manana
Colour / Sex : Bay / Horse Last Rating :
Import Type : VIS Sire : Salse
Total Stakes* : $7,250,000 Dam : Lucayan Princess
No. of 1-2-3-Starts* : 2-0-0-2 Dam’s Sire : High Line

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

 

1996-12-08 Hong Kong Vase, Race number 200

 

Dettori stayed back but took over Marcus on PRIVILEGE by the 200 metres and stood the challenge from Oliver’s ROYAL SNACK.

 

They completed the 2400M in 2.26.10.

 

Clive Brittain thanked HKJC’s approval of the 3 days earlier arrival for LUSO’s settle down and acclimatization.

 

Though losing 8 kg, its easy and steady temperament still made its victory.

 

‘Frankie is incorrigible but a good jockey, give him a good horse and he won’t let you down,’ said the trainer.

 

 

1997-12-14 Hong Kong Vase, Race number 218

 

Mick Kinane won the second victory at the very cramped odds of 1.4 (2/5 favourite).

 

Kinane pulled out LUSO from a wall of horses in the final 200M. He urged it under 4 heavy whippings and won by a head over T Quinn’s POSIDONAS and D Nikolic’s SUNNY LANE.

 

The time was 2.26.30, slightly slower than its Vase Race of 1996.

 

Clive Brittain was confident that he had plenty of horse, but it was more of whether the heavens would open a gap to let him the chance of winning.

 

The narrow victory was a one day present for his 64 birthday. ‘But such a beautiful triumph made him older more than a year!’, he claimed.

 

Kinane thanked LUSO for bailing him out, ‘you are only as good as your horse. I knew I was on the best one’, he said

 

 

SUMMARY

 

Signature Victories:

    Derby Italiano (G1)
    Aral Pokal (GER-G1),2400m
    Deutschlandpreis (GER-G1), 2400m
    Premio Ellington (ITY-G2)
    Earl of Sefton Stakes (GB-G3)
    Chester Vase (GB-G3)
    Hong Kong Vase (HK-G1) twice, successively

 

 

REFERENCE

 

Stands at Garryrichard Stud,Great Britain.

 

 

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