Cambridge Stud Bred Able One Crowned Hong Kong Champion Miler

11 Jul 2010

The once injury plagued galloper
Able One (NZ) was crowned
Champion Miler at the
Hong Kong Jockey

Club Champion Awards presentation yesterday.

Club Champion Awards presentation yesterday.

According to the HKJC, the John Moore-trained galloper's career has been blighted by a series of stress

fractures, which prevented the Dr and Mrs Cornel Li Fook Kwan-owned gelding from reaching his true

potential after an upset win in the
2007 Champions Mile, and it was only this season as a 7YO that he has

made a full recovery.

It was in the
HKG2 Chairman's Trophy that he first showed he was back to something like his very best, and

he then followed up in the
G1 Champions Mile, which was won in exactly the same fashion as that race

with a dash of speed early in the straight that no rival was able to pull back.

Bred by Sir Patrick and Lady Justine Hogan of Cambridge Stud,
Able One (NZ) combines the bloodlines of
Able One Winning the 2010 Champions Mile

Cape Cross with the
Danehill mare
Gardenia, who has since visited
Stravinsky (x3),
Lucky Unicorn (2008)

with the
Danehill mare
Gardenia, who has since visited
Stravinsky (x3),
Lucky Unicorn (2008)

One Cool Cat (2009).

Placed into the care of Janine Dunlop's Phoenix Park as a yearling,
Able One (NZ) was initially purchased by

Graeme Sanders on behalf of Sapphire Bloodstock at the 2004 New Zealand Bloodstock Select Yearling

Sales at Karaka for $190,000.

Later that year he was resold at the Ready-To-Run Sale, successfully purchased on this occasion by Taupo

bloodstock agent Paul Beamish on behalf of John Moore for $270,000.

Interestingly, prior to his Hong Kong export,
Able One (NZ) was first sent to Sydney to join Graeme Begg's

stable, where he won a 1250m race at Rosehill in September 2005.

Article courtesy of NZTM