Prestige (NZ) claims NZB Cup at Korchin

View from the main stand at Korchin, July 2017.
View from the main stand at Korchin, July 2017.

The second running of the New Zealand Bloodstock Cup (2000m) for three-year-olds was held at Korchin in Inner Mongolia, China today.

The three-year-old race is a partnership between NZB and Mr Lang Lin of Inner Mongolia Rider Horse Club and attracted a field of 10 kiwi-breds competing for a share of the RMB500,000 (NZ$100,000) prizemoney.

The winner was Prestige (NZ), a son of Roc De Cambes out of six-time winning mare Novice Mistress, owned by the Rider Horse Group. Trained by Yu Jiankang, he raced upfront before taking a gap along the rail at the middle of the straight. He quickly took control of the race and scored victory as he fought off challengers to the line.

Runner up Northeastern Land (NZ) (Thewayyouare) was ridden by kiwi jockey Cameron Lammas. The colt was purchased for $8,000 at the 2016 Ready to Run Sale from the draft of Windsor Park by Mr RLC Severino and is owned by Elena Bogdashova. 

In third place was Dark Flash (NZ) (Nom Du Jeu) owned by Mr Lin Rongtong.

“We’re proud of our partnership with Mr Lang Lin and the Rider Horse Group.

"New Zealand has been instrumental in getting racing up and running in Korchin and we’re elated to again be a major sponsor", said NZB managing director Andrew Seabrook.

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