Irian (racehorse)

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Irian
Sire Tertullian
Grandsire Miswaki
Dam Iberi
Damsire Rainbow Quest
Sex Gelding
Foaled 2006
Country Germany
Colour Brown
Breeder Gestut Schlenderhan
Owner Siu Pak Kwan
Trainer John Moore
Record 35:4-4-4
Earnings HK$18,410,238 (As of 18 May 2015)
Major wins
Dr. Busch-Memorial (2009)
Mehl-Mülhens-Rennen (2009)
Jockey Club Cup (Hong Kong) (2010)

Irian (Chinese: 魔法幻影 ) is a German-bred Hong Kong based racehorse. He was one of the nominees of 2010-2011 Hong Kong Horse of the Year.

Background[edit]

Irian is a brown gelding bred in Germany by Gestut Schlenderhan. He is probably the best offspring of his sire, the German Group Three winner Tertullian.[1]

Racing career[edit]

Irian was sent into training with J Hirschberger in Germany, where he raced as a three-year-old in 2009. He won three races including the Dr. Busch-Memorial and the Mehl-Mülhens-Rennen.

In 2010, Irian resumed his career in Hong Kong, racing at Sha Tin Racecourse. In November 2010 he defeated ten opponents to win the Jockey Club Cup.[2] He has run notably in defeat, finishing second in the Hong Kong Cup in both 2010 (to Snow Fairy) and 2011 (to California Memory).

References[edit]

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