Captain Sweet

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Captain Sweet
Sire Fastnet Rock
Grandsire Danehill
Dam Strega
Damsire Lake Coniston
Sex Gelding
Foaled 14 September 2007
Country Australia
Colour Bay
Breeder J. M. Cappellin
Owner Louise Hinton
Trainer John Moore

Captain Sweet (Chinese: 甜將 ) is a Hong Kong based racehorse. He won five races in the 2010-2011 season. He was one of the nominees for 2010-2011 Hong Kong Horse of the Year. Captain Sweet was owned by Wong Chin Leung during his racing career, but has now been returned to Australia for his retirement. Sharing a paddock with two retired Melbourne Cup runners he is now enjoying a slower pace of life.

Background[edit]

Captain Sweet is a bay gelding, bred in Australia by J. M. Cappellin. He was sired by Fastnet Rock an Australian sprinter whose progeny include Foxwedge (William Reid Stakes) and Atlantic Jewel (The Thousand Guineas).[1]

Racing career[edit]

Based at Sha Tin Racecourse, Captain Sweet has won seven races and over HK$5M in prize money.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fastnet Rock Stud Record". Bloodstock.racingpost.com. 2012-02-15. Retrieved 2012-04-07. 
The Hong Kong Jockey Club – The Most Popular Horse of the Year
Season Winner Nominees
2008/2009 Sacred Kingdom

Collection ; Egyptian Ra ; Good Ba Ba ; Inspiration ; More Bountiful ; Sacred Kingdom ; Sight Winner ; Viva Pataca

2009/2010 Sacred Kingdom

Able One ; Beauty Flash ; Brave Kid ; Collection ; Fellowship ; Good Ba Ba ; Green Birdie ; Happy Zero ; Mr Medici ; Sacred Kingdom ; Super Satin ; Viva Pataca

2010/2011 Ambitious Dragon

Ambitious Dragon ; Beauty Flash ; California Memory ; Captain Sweet ; Flying Blue ; Irian ; King Al Akbar ; Lucky Nine ; Mighty High ; Sacred Kingdom ; Xtension