First Hong Kong Winner for Zoustar
Tara Madgwick - Sunday December 30
Zoustar has been riding the crest of a winning wave in 2018 and added a new string to his bow at Sha Tin on Saturday when siring his first winner in Hong Kong.

Aaron Kwok with winning rider Zac Purton - HKJCMaking his debut for the Caspar Fownes stable, three year-old gelding Dancing Fighter was a short priced favourite and showed plenty of pace before kicking on to win the 1200 metre sprint by a neck under Zac Purton.

Dancing Fighter had one trial in Sydney for Chris Waller and finished second before being sent to Hong Kong and he now runs in the colours of Hong Kong celebrity Aaron Kwok, a noted singer, dancer and actor.

A dashing gold hairstyle made Kwok easy to spot despite being swamped by photographers and Fownes was thrilled to score again for an owner he describes as "a gentleman and one of the boys."

"It's great for a guy like Aaron to be involved. He has had success with me before but he loves his racing and it's awesome to see everyone buzzing," said Fownes, who will go forward quietly with Dancing Fighter next year.

"We'll let him develop further but he'll be alright next season."

Dancing Fighter was a pinhook winner and now a racetrack winnerA $375,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Kulani Park draft for Aquis/McEvoy Mitchell Racing/Blue Sky Bstock, Dancing Fighter was a successful pinhook for Rhys and Chloe Smith, who bought him for $100,000 at the Magic Millions National Weanling Sale from the Bhima Thoroughbreds draft.

Bred by Kia Ora Stud, Dancing Fighter is the fourth winner from Group III winning Danzero mare Permaiscuous.

He is the first Hong Kong winner for Zoustar, whose only other Hong Kong runner is Quadruple Triple, who has placed in five of eight starts and was second in the recent Griffin Trophy.


Lee On Hcp (C4) 1000m
Sha Tin Track: Good Time: 0:57.85
1
0.3
Dancing Fighter
T: C Fownes J: Z Purton 56
3g Zoustar (AUS) x Permaiscuous (AUS) (Danzero (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $375,000
V:Kulani Park Merricks North Vic
B: Aquis/McEvoy Mitchell Racing/Blue Sky Bstock
MM National Weanling Sale Select Session $100,000
V:Bhima Thoroughbreds Scone NSW
B: Rhys Smith
2
0.3
Eptiwins
T: L Ho J: M F Poon 54.5
4g Poet's Voice (GB) x Salix Caprea (AUS) (Catbird (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $280,000
V:Amarina Farm Denman NSW
B: Hong Kong Jockey Club
3
0.8
Fabulous Eight
T: P Yiu J: U Rispoli 57
3g Dream Ahead (USA) x Coco Kerringle (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
NZB Ready To Run Sale of 2YOs $170,000
V:Wellfield Lodge
B: Mr R Yiu
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $70,000
V:Sledmere Stud, Scone
B: M Breslin / P Didham Partnership
MM National Weanling Sale Select Session $100,000
V:Bell River Thoroughbreds Wellington NSW
B: Beamish Bloodstock International
4
3.0
Voyage Star
T: T P Yung J: K C Leung 56
3g Guillotine (NZ) x Next Century (NZ) (Stravinsky (USA))
NZB Ready To Run Sale of 2YOs $130,000
V:Windsor Park Stud
B: ABC Bloodstock
5
3.5
Travel Datuk
T: Richard Gibson J: M Chadwick 56.5
6g Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) x Sharapova (IRE) (Elusive Quality (USA))
6
3.7
Dor Dor
T: J J Size J: J Moreira 56
3g Shamexpress (NZ) x Queen Of Avalon (NZ) (Montjeu (IRE))
7
3.8
Gallant Legacy
T: C W Chang J: D Whyte 58.5
4g Redoute's Choice (AUS) x Torentosa (FR) (Oasis Dream (GB))
8
3.9
Multimillion
T: A S Cruz J: K Teetan 60
4g Tycoon Ruler (AUS) x Get A Life (AUS) (Sequalo (AUS))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $35,000
V:Clear Mountain Fairview Pty Ltd Greenmount Qld
B: Magic Millions As Agent
9
4.3
Gouten Of Garo
T: D Ferraris J: C Schofield 53.5
5g Per Incanto (USA) x Brookster (NZ) (Danske (NZ))
10
4.8
Lunar Zephyr
T: W Y So J: H N Wong 54.5
5g Commands (AUS) x Gemadaily (AUS) (Strategic (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $190,000
V:Baramul Stud, Widden Valley, NSW
B: Magic Millions As Agent
11
5.0
Roman Odyssey
T: K L Man J: C Wong 57
7g Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) x Rule The Waves (AUS) (King's Best (USA))
NZB Ready To Run Sale $320,000
V:Lyndhurst Farm
B: Fraternity Thoroughbreds
Inglis Vobis Gold Yearling Sale $36,000
V:Mayfield Thoroughbreds, Hilldene
B: Lyndhurst Farm