The Global Races Contester
Grand son of NORTHERN DANCER
Racing Career: 35 Starts, 10 Wins, 14 Places, Career Earnings: €1,937,999
Trainer : Clive Brittain
A Traveling Raider On Foreign Turf took the Hong Kong Vase Twice
|Country of Origin||: GB||Owner||: Saeed Manana|
|Colour / Sex||: Bay / Horse||Last Rating||:|
|Import Type||: VIS||Sire||: Salse|
|Total Stakes*||: $7,250,000||Dam||: Lucayan Princess|
|No. of 1-2-3-Starts*||: 2-0-0-2||Dam’s Sire||: High Line|
They completed the 2400M in 2.26.10.
Clive Brittain thanked HKJC‘s approval of the 3 days earlier arrival for LUSO’s settle down and acclimatization.
Though losing 8 kg, its easy and steady temperament still made its victory.
Mick Kinane won the second victory at the very cramped odds of 1.4 (2/5 favourite).
Kinane pulled out LUSO from a wall of horses in the final 200M. He urged it under 4 heavy whippings and won by a head over T Quinn’s POSIDONAS and D Nikolic’s SUNNY LANE.
The time was 2.26.30, slightly slower than its Vase Race of 1996.
Clive Brittain was confident that he had plenty of horse, but it was more of whether the heavens would open a gap to let him the chance of winning.
The narrow victory was a one day present for his 64 birthday. ‘But such a beautiful triumph made him older more than a year!’, he claimed.
Kinane thanked LUSO for bailing him out, ‘you are only as good as your horse. I knew I was on the best one’, he said
- Derby Italiano (G1)
- Aral Pokal (GER-G1),2400m
- Deutschlandpreis (GER-G1), 2400m
- Premio Ellington (ITY-G2)
- Earl of Sefton Stakes (GB-G3)
- Chester Vase (GB-G3)
- Hong Kong Vase (HK-G1) twice, successively
Stands at Garryrichard Stud,Great Britain.