OUR MEMORIES
TOP GRADE (BB133)

TOP GRADE

 

Precious Treasure in Top Carat

 

TOP GRADE doesn’t own to a particularly illustrous pedigree.

 

WARATAH LASS his 1st, 2nd and 3rd dams were all winners.

 

Originally raced as RASADO when trained by Mrs Hercock.

 

At the age of 3, TOP GRADE had 8 winnings all won on slow tracks In New Zealand.

 

TOP GRADE had a bit of a knee problem when he first arrived Hong Kong.

 

TOP GRADE was still an entire as a six-year-old and a nice, quiet, gentle natured horse.

 

 

Country of Origin : NZ Owner : Cheng Yu Tung
Colour / Sex : Chestnut / Horse Last Rating : 74
Import Type : PP Sire : Rojipath
Total Stakes* : $2,682,720 Dam : Waratah Lass
No. of 1-2-3-Starts* : 8-4-3-37 Dam’s Sire :

 

 

 

Superb Quality In Good Hands

 

Eddie Lo, the youngest trainer by that time, called TOP GRADE his “Ferrari”.

 

1985-1986, the talented Kiwi import won two-on-the trot in a roll.

 

All five of his initial Hong Kong wins had been at a mile.

 

TOP GRADE possessed a burst of acceleration power at the final.

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

 

Horse Form Records – TOP GRADE
Race Pla. Date Track Dist. Go Class Jockey Wght. Time
331 8 1986-03-15 ST Turf A 1800 G 2 C M Cheng 134 1.51.80
416 1 1986-04-26 ST Turf B 1600 GY 1&2 C M Cheng 123 1.38.00
476 1 1986-05-31 HV Turf A 1650 G 1&2 A S Cruz 122 1.40.80
303 1 1987-03-01 ST Turf C 1600 G 1&2 R Vance 126 1.35.60
475 1 1987-05-30 ST Turf C 1600 S 1&2 P H Chan 135 1.38.90
6 1 1987-09-19 ST Turf A 1600 GY 1&2 P H Chan 131 1.38.40
153 1 1987-12-13 ST Turf D 1800 GF 1&2 P H Chan 136 1.49.90
388 1 1988-04-24 ST Turf C 1600 GY 1&2 P H Chan 140 1.37.70
411 1 1988-05-07 ST Turf A 1800 GY OPEN P H Chan 126 1.49.40
86 7 1990-10-27 HV Turf B 1650 G 2 B Marcus 126 1.43.10

 

 

SUMMARY

 

TOP GRADE, a very attractive Chestnut, a very nice type of racehorse.

 

1987-12-13 Remy XO Cup

 

1988-04-24 Queen Elizabeth II Cup

 

1988-05-07 Champions & Chater Cup

 

1987 – 1988 Marlboro Horse of the Year

 

REFERENCE

 

Winning Trainer: Eddie K C LO

 

Winning Jockeys: C M Cheng, A S Cruz , R Vance, P H Chan (5 times)

 

 

 

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