Bullish Luck

Bullish Luck


Bullish Luck is a famous Hong Kong based racehorse.

Bred in Kentucky, he was sold by his breeders at the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale to Gordon Smyth who named him “Al Moughazel” and sent him to Newmarket for training under Pip Payne. He was later sold to Wong Wing-Keung of Hong Kong, and his name was changed to Bullish Luck. In his first few years of racing, the colt met with only modest success.

At age five he won the Group I 2004 Hong Kong Gold Cup and finished second in the Hong Kong Cup.

In 2005 he won the Champions Mile at Sha Tin Racecourse and in the process put an end to the seventeen-race win streak of stablemate Silent Witness. In 2006, Bullish Luck won his second Champions Mile, and won the Yasuda Kinen. He was voted Hong Kong Horse of the Year in 2006. He earned the $1 million bonus given to any horse who wins two legs of the four-race Asian Mile Challenge.

On 31 March 2007, in the Dubai World Cup at Nad Al Sheba Racecourse, Bullish Luck raced for the first time on dirt, finishing third behind Invasor.

Bullish Luck at Living Legends

Bullish Luck at Living Legends



Date of Birth: 03/04/1999 in Kentucky, USA

Sex: Gelding     Colour: Bay

Sire: Royal Academy (USA)     Dam: Wild Vintage (USA)
Grand Sire: Nijinksy

Trainers: Tony Cruz from 03/2004 (P F Yiu in 02/2003)

Breeders: P F Radford and Ms R N Lawrie

Owner: Wong Wing-Keung

Bullish Luck racing coloursColours: Yellow with navy V over chest & back, pale green upper arms. Yellow hat with navy stripes.


Career Record

Bullish Luck racing

Bullish Luck winning the 2005 Champions Mile ahead of Silent Witness.

Prize Money: HKD $63,045,680 (AUD $11,639,766)
Starts: 54       Wins: 10       2nds: 5       3rds: 7

Major Wins:

  • Hong Kong Gold Cup (2004)
  • Stewards’ Cup (2005)
  • Champions Mile (2005 & 2006)
  • Yasuda Kinen (2006)


02/02/2008ShaTinTurf1800HKG3Centenary Vase

Date Venue Track Distance Class Race
04/06/2006 Tokyo Turf 1600 G1 Yasuda Kinen
07/05/2006 Sha Tin Turf 1600 HKG1 Champion’s Mile
14/05/2005 Sha Tin Turf 1600 HKG1 Champion’s Mile
19/03/2005 Sha Tin Turf 1600 HKG2 Chairmans Trophy
16/01/2005 Sha Tin Turf 1600 HKG1 Stewards Cup
22/02/2004 Sha Tin Turf 2000 HKG1 CSL Hong Kong Gold Cup
01/02/2004 Sha Tin Turf 1600 1 High Island Handicap
01/01/2004 Sha Tin Turf 1600 1 Chang Jiang Handicap
13/04/2003 Sha Tin Turf 1400 1 Pearce Memorial Challenge Cup

Hong Kong Champion Miler (2005 & 2006)
Hong Kong Horse of the Year (2006)



Video: Bullish Luck — 2006 Yasuda Kinen

Video: Bullish Luck — 2005 Champions Mile, First Loss for Silent Witness


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