Former Victorian Takes Big Honour in China

Former Victorian galloper Namaste has been crowned the Horse of the Year for China’s number one track, Wuhan.

A Magic Millions sale from Darley to businessman Feng Zhi Guo, Namaste was recognised after a year which netted four strong wins from eight starts.

A daughter of champion sire Exceed and Excel, Namaste raced in Australia on 10 occasions for two wins and two placings before being exported.

“This is a great achievement,” Magic Millions Sales Director David Chester said from China. “There are so many well bred racehorses in China having been exported from right around the world.”

“To have a horse sold by Magic Millions be crowned the Horse of the Year at Wuhan is terrific.”

Chester thanked former Darley boss Trevor Lobb who helped select Namaste as the right horse to fit an order from Magic Millions’ China Representative Amy Feng.

“Amy was able to purchase the horse for her father from Darley and it has turned out to be a great purchase indeed.”

Namaste won two races as a two-year-old in Victoria including a metropolitan race at Morphettville for the Freedman stable. She was also placed at Sandown as a two and three-year-old.

A full brother to the Singapore stakes winner Devi;s Cup, Namaste is one of five winners from five to race for the UK winning Silver Hawk mare Adorara.

Adorara in turn is a half sister to two stakes performers including the Group One Breeders’ Cup winner Dangerous Midge.