First and foremost was Singapore’s Champion Sprinter, Rocket Man, which was bred by Dean Fleming and is by Viscount out of the Mr McGinty mare Macrosa.
Rocket Man is an absolute superstar in Singapore and is well and truly primed to win his first international sprint (after running Group One seconds in Dubai and Hong Kong) when he tackles the Dubai Golden Shaheen-G1 at Meydan racecourse tomorrow night.
Rocket Man was allocated three awards at Singapore’s night of nights : Champion 4YO, Champion Sprinter and, not surprisingly, Horse of the Year.
Risky Business, who is out of the Eliza Park owned mare, Sky Watch, also scored big on the night with recognition as Champion Older Horse and Champion Stayer.
Winning of nine starts – including Group Ones in both Malaysia and Singapore – Risky Business was sold for $90,000 at the 2006 Gold Coast Magic Millions and is a half brother to Singapore Group winner Lim’s Fighter.
Sky Watch, winner of the QTC Grand Prix Stakes-G2 and Group One runnerup in the Storm Queen Stakes, produced a God’s Own colt last spring.