Monty Roberts Student Douglas Whyte take top Hong Kong awards

Ambitious Dragon, John Moore, Douglas Whyte take top Hong Kong awards

Triple Group One winner Ambitious Dragon was crowned Horse of the Year for the 2010/2011 season at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Champion Awards presentation ceremony during the final race meeting of the season at Sha Tin racecourse today (July 10). The four-year-old gelding also claimed the titles of Champion Middle-distance Horse and The Most Improved Horse. In addition, he was voted Most Popular Horse of the Year by members of the public.

The battle for the trainer’s premiership was no doubt the most attractive aspect of the season finale. John Moore, who was still two winners behind the leader Tony Cruz at the start of today’s races, dramatically captured four wins between Race 6 and 10 to surpass Cruz by 74 wins in total against the latter’s 72, regaining the Champion Trainer title for the first time since the 1994/95 season.

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