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Good Ba Ba

Biography


Good Ba Ba is a world citizen of racing. American-bred by the Bozano family’s Brazilian operation: Haras Santa Maria De Araras.

In September 2003, Good Ba Ba was sold as a yearling at the Keeneland Kentucky horse sales for $85,000 to retired champion American Jockey Cash Asmussen before being exported to Hong Kong.

During his eight years in training, Good Ba Ba in 2008 was crowned Horse of the Year, Champion Miler and Most Popular Horse of the Year in Hong Kong.

During his career, Good Ba Ba raced 50 times for 16 wins and nine places including three consecutive victories in the Group 1 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile.

Having initially been retired by owner John Yuen Se Kit back in 2011, Good Ba Ba was put back into training in Australia with Rick Hore-Lacey, the former trainer of Redoute’s Choice. His best performance in Victoria came at Flemington on New Year’s Day when fourth in the Group 3 Standish Handicap over six furlongs. In his last race start, Good Ba Ba trailed home almost nine lengths behind Australia’s champion sprinter Black Caviar on Friday night at Moonee Valley, but the Hong Kong superstar gave his fans plenty of cause for cheer over his many years in training and bowed out at the age of 11 with over $9 million (AUS) in prize-money to show for his efforts.

Today, Good Ba Ba is enjoying his retirement at Living Legends with other Hong Kong superstars including Silent Witness, Bullish Luck, California Memory and Luck Nine.

 

Profile


Date of Birth: 2002

Sex: Gelding

Colour: Bay

Sire: Lear Fan (USA)

Dam: Elle Meme (USA)

Grand Sire: Roberto (USA)

Dam’s Sire: Zilzal (USA)

Trainer: Michael Chang Chun Wai, Ric Hore-Lacy

Breeder: Haras Santa Maria de Araras

Owner: John Yen Se Kit

Colours:

 

Career Record

Prize Money: $59,189,652  (HKD)

Starts: 50  (includes: Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia)

Wins: 16
2nds: 5
3rds: 4

Major Wins:

  • Chairman’s Trophy (2007)
  • International Mile Trial (2007)
  • Hong Kong Mile (2007, 2008, 2009)
  • Hong Kong Steward’s Cup (2008, 2009)
  • Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup (2008)
  • Champions Mile (2008)

Awards:

  • Hong Kong Horse of the Year (2008)
  • Hong Kong Most Popular Horse of the Year (2008)
  • Hong Kong Champion Miler (2008, 2009)

Wins:

Date Venue Track Distance Race
13/12/2009 Sha Tin Good 1600 Hong Kong Mile (G1)
24/01/2009 Sha Tin Good 1600 Steward’s Cup (G1)
14/12/2008 Sha Tin Good 1600 Hong Kong Mile (G1)
27/04/2008 Sha Tin Good 1600 Champions Mile (G1)
16/03/2008 Sha Tin Good 1400 Silver Jubilee Cup (G1)
20/01/2008 Sha Tin Good 1600 Steward’s Cup (G1)
09/12/2007 Sha Tin Good 1600 Hong Kong Mile (G1)
17/11/2007 Sha Tin Good 1600 Hong Kong Mile Trial (G1)
18/03/2007 Sha Tin Good 1600 Chairman’s Trophy (G2)
20/02/2007 Sha Tin Good 1400 Chinese New Year Cup
20/01/2007 Sha Tin Good 1600 Student’s Village Handicap
16/09/2006 Sha Tin Good 1600 Guangzhon Handicap
07/01/2006 Sha Tin Good-
Firm
1600 Kam Tin Handicap
12/06/2005 Sha Tin Good 1200 Premier Juvenile Sprint
19/04/2005 Sha Tin Good 1200 Midland King Market Plate

 

Videos


Good Ba Ba sets new record time (Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile 2008). Courtesy of: Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC)


GOOD BA BA won Hong Kong Mile 2007. Courtesy of: Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC)