Fairy King Prawn enjoyed his retirement in the Riding School that gained him an extra 1/4 of size and weight.
The seven-year-old gelding’s owner, Philip Lau Sak-hong, said: “He had an exceptional career but for me the highlight was definitely in Japan when he won the Yasuda Kinen. And he proved again he was Hong Kong‘s champion when blitzing his rivals in the National Day Cup on his final run. He could have raced again but with the very high level competition that he was used to, we didn’t want to take a chance with him. He is a champion horse and that’s how we want to remember him.”
To celebrate upcoming racing seasons, Hong Kong‘s former dual champion horse Fairy King Prawn usually make personal appearances at the crowded locations around town, such as World Trade Centre in Causeway Bay. But we’ll miss him from 2011 onwards!
A mile was the maximum distance that he could race and win. On 2 October 2005, he took part in the Sprinters Stakes, which is a Group 1 Sprint Race in Japan over 1,200 metres. Silent Witness won the race easily by 1¼ lengths with a time of 1:07.3 seconds, 0.3 seconds slower than the track record time.
Trainer Ivan Allan said that Fairy King Prawn would always rate very highly among the best horses in Hong Kong racing history. “The fans will remember him as one of the stars. River Verdon was a star, he didn’t succeed overseas – but he was a star. I think Fairy King Prawn was the next star we’ve had in Hong Kong,” Allan said.
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Where is King Prawn now?
19 January 2003 was Fradd’s third straight Stewards’ Cup success having won Fairy King Prawn in 2001 and on Electronic Unicorn 12 months ago.
「靚蝦王」2011年九月告別住了十四年的香港， 到新西蘭安享晚年 。
Owner Mr. Lau Sak-hong said that fame is unpredictable as wind; comes fast, goes fast!
馬主劉錫康名下有: 蝦王, 靚蝦王, 御蝦王, 賞蝦王, 精蝦王, 愛蝦王, 貴蝦王, 快蝦王, 暢蝦王, 正蝦王, 叻蝦王, 蝦王之星, 雲吞蝦王
horses with owner Mr Lau Sak Hong : WON TON KING PRAWN, CARS KING PRAWN , CHATEAU KING PRAWN, EL KING PRAWN, ELEGANT KING PRAWN, FAIRY KING PRAWN, HALO KING PRAWN, HANNAH KING PRAWN, JEUNE KING PRAWN, KING PRAWN STAR, SPECIAL KING PRAWN and KING PRAWN (BJ232) and ROYAL KING PRAWN (BL196) (Retired)
Trainer P F Yiu rated Sacred Kingdom the equal of another champion, Fairy King Prawn.
“For me he was on a par with Fairy King Prawn as the best horse I have trained,” Yiu Said
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