Aussie Bred Bags Macau Gold Cup And Bonus

Australian bred and sold sensation Luen Yat Forever confirmed his star qualities by thumping his rivals to win Saturday’s Group One Macau Gold Cup (1800m).

In winning the time honoured feature event, Luen Yat Forever was able to win a HK$300,000 bonus for winning all three legs of the Macau Triple Crown.

In the Gold Cup, Luen Yat Forever was positioned just off the speed before making his move approaching the turn.

He was sent to the front shortly after by regular rider Manoel Nunes and the result was then never in doubt. At the post the winning margin was an impressive three lengths.

Winning trainer Steven Choi“He is an outstanding horse,” Nunes said. “There is something really special about him.”

A son of Honours List, Luen Yat Forever is trained by owner Tony Chan by top horseman Steven Choi.

The gelding is turning into an incredible money maker considering he cost just $32,000 at the 2006 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale.

As it stands he’s earned the equivalent of $821,019 from his 10 wins and eight placings from just 20 starts.

Jockey Manoel NunesHe completed the triple crown of Macau features after winning the Guineas and Derby in his previous two outings.

The gelding had already raced to stakes success on two other occasions earlier in his career with victory in the Winter Trophy and Lisboa Challenge.

Luen Yat Forever is one of two winners, from two runners, for the Sydney winning Langfuhr mare Loisset.

A winner of four races up to 1400 metres, Loisset hails from the famous Leica family.

Members of that family include the Group One winners Leica Guv, Light Fantastic, Leica Planet, Pharaoh, Leica Show and Leica Lover.