OUR MEMORIES
Derby 1966-05-21_3 TENDER HEART


 

 

The 2nd filly winning the Derby after WWII

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

TENDER HEART, a thoroughbred won two races in Australia before being imported to Hong Kong.

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.

 

 

BACKGROUND

 

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.

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

 

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.

 

 

SUMMARY

 

Order of Finish:

TENDER HEART, GRAND KNIGHT, PEGASUS, CENTAUR.

 

Fractional Times:

.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

 

 

REFERENCE

 

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.

 

 

RELATED LINK

 

Derby 1947-01-14 NORSE QUEEN – 《RacingMemories.HK》

JELEGANT FASHION (C190) – 《RacingMemories.HK》

Derby, The Hong Kong Racing Tradition – 《RacingMemories.HK》

 

Acknowledgment to Mr Peter Yuen for verifying record data.

Acknowledgment to HKJC Racing Registry for offering record.

 

 

 


 

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