Rapper Dragon creates history in the Hong Kong Derby

Son of Street Boss becomes the first horse to win all three legs of the four-year-old Classic series

Street Boss’s brilliant son Rapper Dragon landed the Hong Kong Derby (a local G1) on Sunday 19 March, in the process writing his name into the record books. Coming into the race on the back of stunning victories in the Hong Hong Classic Mile and Cup, his easy one-and-three-quarter length defeat of Pakistan Star (Shamardal) meant he became the first horse in history to win all three legs of the four-year-old Classic series.

Bred by Mr. E. Cojuangco, Rapper Dragon, who was G1 placed in the Champagne Stakes at Randwick as a two-year-old when trained by Gai Waterhouse, is out of Swing Dance, by Danehill Dancer. Swing Dance is a full-sister to the Stakes-winning Turf Express, and a half-sister to Amanpour, winner of the G1 Queen of the Turf Stakes.

Street Boss is also the sire of 2016 G1 winners Cathryn Sophia, an impressive winner of the G1 Kentucky Oaks, and Decked Out, who took the G1 American Oaks on December 31. In addition, Street Boss has also sired G1 winners Capo Bastone, Danza, and Newmarket Handicap winner The Quarterback.