Golden Sixty, a son of Darley stallion Medaglia d’Oro, has been named Hong Kong’s Horse of the Year for the second successive season.
The award announced in Hong Kong on Tuesday night comes after a season in which the six-year-old was undefeated in seven starts, winning four times at G1 level.
So dominant was Golden Sixty over the past 12 months, he was also named Champion Miler and Champion Middle Distance performer. He also took out the Most Popular Horse for the year, an award voted for by the racing public.
Astern, the highest-rated son of Medaglia d’Oro.
Medaglia d’Oro who now stands exclusively at Jonabell Farm in Kentucky and has five sire sons at stud in Australia, including Astern who, like his sire once did, reverse shuttles between Kelvinside in the Hunter Valley and Jonabell in Kentucky.
Astern’s progeny have hit the ground running, already being the sire of two Stakes winners and three city winners. He joins elite company being one of four first-crop sires to have produced multiple Stakes winners this season, an accolade shared by Frosted, Capitalist and Extreme Choice.
Astern, will stand the coming southern hemisphere at Kelvinside, NSW, at a fee of $16,500 including GST.