How many races has Golden Sixty won?
Bred in Australia, but a son of outstanding American dirt winner Medaglia d’Oro, Golden Sixty was exported to Hong Kong as an unraced three-year-old in October, 2018. Indeed, he has raced exclusively at Sha Tin, where, at the last count, he has won 17 of his 18 starts, including the last 14 in a row, and amassed over £7.35 million in prize money.
Owned by Stanley Chan Ka Leung, trained by Francis Lui Kin-wai and ridden, exclusively, by Vincent Ho Chak-yiu, won his first three starts, all over 6 furlongs, before tasting defeat for the one and only time on his first attempt at 7 furlongs in July, 2019. However, that proved only a momentary ‘blip’ and he continued his progress through the ranks, graduating from handicaps to Group Three, Group Two and, eventually, Group One company.
A strong-travelling, hold up type, Golden Sixty is blessed with an extraordinary turn of foot, which has often seen him clock under 22 seconds for the final quarter of a mile of his races. Now a 5-year-old, in 2021, he has won three Group One races, the Stewards’ Cup, Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup and FWD Champions Mile, by a head, a short head and a head, respectively. Sooner or later he may be beaten but, for now, his winning streak continues.