OUR MEMORIES
MONEY TALKS (Z009)



 

INTRODUCTION

 

Money Winning Is Everything

 

One of the less than 20 horses achieving six wins in Hong Kong in one season.

MONEY TALKS set such a record during 1973-1974.

 

 

 

 

BACKGROUND

 

Talk of the Town

 

OWNER: Eric Cumine (Steward)
TRAINER: M K Tam
JOCKEY: Leon Fox
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: NZ
COLOUR / SEX: Chestnut / Gelding
LAST RATING: 89
SIRE: Even Stevens

 

 

 

 

RECORDS

 

Date_Race Jockey Class Course. Distance Field Win Time Event
1972-04-03_4 So K Y Peter Gri. A HV-t 1m 13 3.6 1.41.9 Gri. A Hdcp
1972-10-14_3 So K Y Peter 3 HV-t 1235 13 1.9 1.17.2 Class 3 Hdcp
1972-12-02_4 So K Y Peter 2 HV-t 2230 12 5.6 2.23.5 St Andrew’s Challenge Quaich
1973-10-13_4 So K Y Peter 1 HV-t 1235 14 3.6 1.14.5 Class 1 Hdcp
1973-11-24_5 Fox L 1 HV-t 1235 10 3.5 1.14.4 HK Festival Cup
1974-01-25_7 Fox L 1 HV-t 1235 9 1.6 1.14.1 Class 1 Hdcp
1974-03-16_5 Fox L 1 HV-t 975 13 1.7 0.57.8 Class 1 Hdcp
1974-04-15_3 Fox L 1 HV-t 1235 5 1.3 1.13.7 Class 1 Hdcp
1974-05-11_5 Fox L Open HV-t 2230 6 1.2 2.21.2 HK Champions & Chater Cup
1975-10-25_6 Fox L 1 HV-t 1650 7 1.7 1.48.8 Class 1 Hdcp
1976-04-03_3 Fox L Open HV-t 975 3 1.7 0.57.7 Hdcp.
1977-01-29_7 Fox L 1 HV-t 1800 13 17 1.49.6 Class 1 Hdcp
1977-02-21_8 Fox L Open HV-t 1800 7 3.8 1.49.7 Hdcp.
1977-10-29_8 Fox L Open HV-t 1235 11 11 1.14.7 Hdcp.

 

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

 

From the season 1972 to 1980, Money Talks ran 46 times for 14 wins and 16 placings.

 

Distance from 975m to 2230m, on fast, good, yielding, and heavy tracks.

 

Carrying heavy weight from 135 to 154 lb.

 

His comeback as an 9 year old in 1977 to beat another legendary champion SUPER WIN twice.

 

1977-01-29 with 129 lb he defeated SUPER WIN of 146 lb in half a length.

 

1977-02-21 with 132 lb he defeated SUPER WIN of 146 lb of which the latter got a third place.

 

 

 

SUMMARY

 

MONEY TALKS had held the record time over 1800m for quite a while.

 

Inherited and extended the legend of Mr Eric Cumine, being the jockey, owner and Steward from Shanghai to Hongkong, this horse and his silks signified the classical and emotional moments in the history of HK racing,around the professionalization era.

 

The talks of the town about MONEY TALKS still remain, especially with SUPER WIN.

 

 

REFERENCE

 

960 meters = 1/2 mile 170 yards; 1207 meters = 6 Furlong; 1609 meters = 1 mile; 1766 meters = 1 mile 171 yards; 2012 meters = 1-1/4mile; 2816 meters = 1-3/4 miles.

 

 

 

RELATED LINK

 

Photo Gallery

 

Video Showcase

 

 

Acknowledgment to Mr Peter Yuen for relevant content.

 

 

 


 

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