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INDIGENOUS原居民」 (1993–2004) was an Irish thoroughbred racehorse who also raced in Hong Kong.



Country of Origin : IRE Owner : Mr & Mrs Pang Yuen Hing
Colour / Sex : Brown / Gelding Last Rating : 118
Import Type : PP Sire : Marju
Total Stakes* : $45,125,289 Dam : Sea Port
No. of 1-2-3-Starts* : 12-6-9-62 Dam’s Sire : Averof




  • 1) Kevin Prendergast
  • 2) Mr. & Mrs. Pang Yuen Hing


  • Kevin Prendergast (Ireland)
  • Ivan W. Allan (Hong Kong)

    He was bred by Major John de Burgh at his Oldtown Stud in Naas, County Kildare, Ireland.


    In 1994, sold as a yearling for 10,500 guineas at the Goffs Orby Sale.


    Purchased by trainer Kevin Prendergast, he was named QUALTRON.


    Racing in Ireland at age two, he won one of three starts and at age three, won two of five starts. with a record of 3-0-1 in 8 starts.


    Later he was sold to Mr. & Mrs. Pang Yuen Hing to race in Hong Kong where he was renamed INDIGENOUS.


    He became widely regarded as one of Hong Kong‘s best stayers.



    Major Wins:


  • Hong Kong Champions & Chater Cup (1997, 1998)
  • Hong Kong Vase (1998)
  • Hong Kong Gold Cup (1998, 1999)


    Major Awards:

  • Hong Kong Horse of the Year (1999)


    Major Honors:


  • Hong Kong Racing Hall of Fame Horse




    The winner of a number of important races in Hong Kong, including back-to-back editions of the Hong Kong Champions & Chater Cup.


    INDIGENOUS also finished a strong second in the 1999 Japan Cup and third in the 2002 Singapore Airlines International Cup.


    2003-06-03, as a clam gelding, after his retirement from racing was used at the Tuen Mun Public Riding School in Tuen Mun, New Territories.
    2004-08-08, he passed away following an illness.



    Career statistics


  • In Hong Kong (inc. representing Hong Kong in foreign races): 55 starts, 12 wins
  • In Ireland: 8 starts, 3 wins




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