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FIRST-SEASON SIRE PROFILE; BLOODSTOCK WORLD.

Byline: Amy Bennett

Lucky Owners

99 b Danehill-Miss Priority, by Kaapstad Stands at Widden Stud, Australia. Formerly Scavargh House Stud, County Down (fee pounds 5,000)

LUCKY who? It may well be a valid question given that this New Zealandbred son of Danehill raced only in Hong Kong and spent just two northern hemisphere seasons in Britain before moving permanently to Widden Stud in Australia.

However, Lucky Owners (above) was a seriously talented horse who won eight of his 14 starts, including the Group 1 Hong Kong Mile and Hong Kong Derby.

Among the notable scalps he claimed was that of outstanding miler Bullish Luck.

Un raced at two, Lucky Owners made up for lost time at three, winning three of his six starts, and failed to place only once. It was at four, though, that he really hit stride, winning the Hong Kong Mile and successfully stepping up to 1m2f to land the Derby. His name proved prophetic, as he had netted connections more than pounds 1.7 million by the end of his career.

Lucky Owners' first crop in the northern hemisphere numbers just 21 foals, and only three of those were sold at public auction. However, his first Australian conceived crop has already yielded the stakes-placed filly Lucky Kentucky, and he could be capable of similar things with his runners in Britain.

Lucky Owners is a half-brother to a Listed winner in Australia, and his winning dam is a half-sister to Melbourne Cup hero Might And Power.
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Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Apr 30, 2008
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