For an Elegant Hong Kong Derby heroine


The best filly by the end of the 20th Century in the local racing history.

Country of Origin : AUS Owner : Dr & Mrs Gene Tsoi Wai Wang
Colour / Sex : Chestnut / Mare Last Rating : 110
Import Type : PP Sire : Danewin
Total Stakes* : $29,674,000 Dam : WILY TRICK
No. of 1-2-3-Starts* : 4-5-7-26 Dam’s Sire : CLEVER TRICK






ELEGANT FASHION was the runner-up in the Australian Oak and won 3 Group II races before arriving Hong Kong Her performance commenced in Sha Tin was absolutely sensational.


2003-01-19 she defeated New Zealand Horse of the Two years old RAIDER with an odds of 38, on Class 1, over 1400 meters.


2003-02-16 she stayed a bit too behind the field in the Hong Kong Classic Mile, got a 6th Place which was the only un-prized race among her 16 races career.


2003-02-23 she got a 3rd place in her 3rd race for the Gold Cup trapped in the field and defeated by OLYMPIC EXPRESS and other top class contender, DR MORE.


2003-03-23 her impressive performance led her being the hot favorite in the Derby which she won her first Class 1 race by 1-3/4 as the 2nd filly since CORVETTE in 1976-01-17.


2005, her form peaked over thus led to her retirement by the end of the season and being in stud in New Zealand.







ELEGANT FASHION is a reliable thoroughbred though luck has not been always on her side thus no more Group I victory since her Derby.


2003, she had been beaten by EISHIN PRESTON in the QE Cup, beaten by PRECISION in the Champion & Chater Cup.


2004 defeated by BULLISH LUCK in the Gold Cup, defeated by RIVER DANCER in the QE Cup.
It was probably, due to the racing strategies mis-match.
Her later trips to Australia might also need a bit of support too.


Nevertheless, ELEGANT FASHION was still regarded as the best filly after NORSE QUEEN and CORVETTE.






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