The 2nd filly winning the Derby after WWII
1966-04-11_8 Cornwall Stakes (2nd Section) for 1966 Subscription Griffins. 1 mile,was her inaugural victory in Happy Valley.
She scored only one race,before the team entering the Blue Riband, ridden by Thomas Tam again.
Though it was a set race for Class 2 Maidens, her winning margin was 10 lengths.
1966-05-21_3, the 89th Derby was won with effortless ease by the mare.
The race was held on the final race meeting of the season, on good ground and weather.
TENDER HEART led throughout in a small field of four.
The race was noticeably lacking in fast pacemakers.
TENDER HEART took the lead soon after the start and safely led all the way home.
She set a very slowly pace in the first mile of the ten furlong race.
Then the whole field practically bunched up together coming into the home turn.
TENDER HEART showed her mettle in the straight.
She clocked the last quarter in the amazingly fast time of 24 -1/5 seconds.
The winner hold off late challenges from GRAND KNIGHT and PEGASUS.
GRAND KNIGHT, which was kept in a favorable position along the way.
But he failed to gain any ground in the last furlong.
Order of Finish:
TENDER HEART, GRAND KNIGHT, PEGASUS, CENTAUR.
.29.1, .56.1, 1.23.2, 1.49.4, 2.14 (Last Quarter .24.1)
Winner trained by N.Metrevelli
Winner owned by Dr R A Perry
TENDER HEART also gave jockey Thomas Tam his first victory in the classic.
1988-02-10 Legislative Council Official Report Of Proceedings recorded that Dr R. Perry,was the Hygiene Adviser, Municipal Services Branch, Government, Secretariat, Hong Kong.
Acknowledgment to Mr Peter Yuen for verifying record data.
Acknowledgment to HKJC Racing Registry for offering record.