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NZ Breds Nominated for Hong Kong Awards
New Zealand-bred horses have enjoyed a great season in Hong Kong, winning six of the 24 stakes races, and have been rewarded with nominations in every category in the Hong Kong Champion awards, reports NZ Racing Desk. In total, New Zealand-bred horses won 227 races for total earnings of HK$309,878,295. Four have been nominated for the Hong Kong Horse of the Year title, namely triple Group 1 winner Beauty Generation, quality sprinter D B Pin, Hong Kong Derby winner Ping Hai Star, and 2015-16 Hong Kong Horse of the Year Werther. Meanwhile, Pick Number One and Ugly Warrior are both nominees for Champion Griffin and Fifty Fifty joins Ping Hai Star and Pingwu Spark as New Zealand-bred nominees for Most Improved Horse. Winners of the 2017/18 Champion Awards will be announced at The Hong Kong Jockey Club Champion Awards presentation ceremony which will be held on 13 July at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Hong Kong.