Preparation Meets Opportunity


BULLISH LUCK ( born in the USA in 1999) raced as AL MOUGHAZEL before arriving in HK.


HK owner, Wong Wing Keung, Tony Cruz as trainer.
(It had been owned by Gordon Smyth, and trained by Pip Payne before it came to HK, 2002-2003 season trained by Yiu P F.)


Country of Origin : USA Owner : Wong Wing Keung
Colour / Sex : Bay / Gelding Last Rating : 119
Import Type : PP Sire : Royal Academy
Total Stakes* : $63,045,680 Dam : Wild Vintage
No. of 1-2-3-Starts* : 10-5-7-54 Dam’s Sire : Alysheba




Hard Luck Is Hard Work


“It will be strange not having him around since he’s been with us for so long – I’ve had him for six seasons and it’s been privilege to train one as good and as genuine as him,” said Cruz reflecting on the horse that exits the stage as the second highest moneyspinner in local history at HK$63m.


“He was very sound, never missed any big races and he took us all over the world. He never ran a bad race and gave us so many highlights. The day he beat Silent Witness a short head in the Champions Mile stands out, as does his win in the Yasuda Kinen – he was so impressive that day. Even on his last start in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup he was still very competitive against some of the best horses in the world. We’ll miss him but he has earned a long and happy retirement.”




Date Pla. Track Dist. Going Class Trainer Jockey Time
2003-01-19 14 ST / A 1400 GF 1 P F Yiu C Williams 1.24.80
2003-04-13 1 ST / C+3 1400 G 1 P F Yiu M Walker 1.23.20
2004-01-01 1 ST / B+2 1600 GF 1 A S Cruz F Coetzee 1.35.20
2004-02-01 1 ST / C 1600 GF 1 A S Cruz F Coetzee 1.35.70
2004-02-22 1 ST / A+3 2000 GF HKG1 A S Cruz F Coetzee 2.02.30
2005-01-16 1 ST / A 1600 GF HKG1 A S Cruz C Soumillon 1.35.50
2005-03-19 1 ST / A+3 1600 GF HKG2 A S Cruz B Prebble 1.33.90
2005-05-14 1 ST / B+2 1600 GF HKG1 A S Cruz G Mosse 1.33.70
2006-05-04 1 ST / B+2 1600 GF HKG1 A S Cruz B Prebble 1.33.70
2006-06-04 1 Tokyo/ Turf 1600 F G1 A S Cruz B Prebble 1.32.60
2008-02-02 1 ST / C+3 1800 Y HKG3 A S Cruz C Soumillon 1.48.90
2008-12-14 5 ST / A 2000 G G1 A S Cruz C Soumillon 2.01.59





Outstanding Achievement:


2004-02-22 Winner of CSL Hong Kong Gold Cup (HK G1- 2000M), second leg of The Triple Crown


2005-01-16 Winner of CSL Stewards’ Cup (HK G1- 1600M) first leg of The Triple Crown


2005-03-19 Winner of Chairman Prize (3 years old 1600M)


2005/2006 Horse of the Year, Champion Miler and Most Popular Horse of the Year


2005-05-14 Winner of Champions Mile (HK G1- 1600M)


2006-05-04 Winner of Champions Mile (HK G1- 1600M)


2006-06-04 The second Hong Kong-based horse to win Japan’s premier mile event – the Yasuda Kinen 2006 (Int’l G1-1600M)


2007-03-31 First Hong Kong place-getter in the world’s richest race – the Dubai World Cup (Int’l G1- 2000M dirt)





BULLISH LUCK was once being the Second-highest stakes earner in Hong Kong‘s racing history





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