Owners over the moon

Three of Rich Tapestry's owners - Silas Yang Siu Shun, Wong Tak Wai and Ho Chi Keung - travelled from Hong Kong for the Group 1 Santa Anita Sprint Championship race.

The fourth owner, Cheung Yuk Tak, was unable to make the trip.

"This is fantastic," said Yang.

"We thought the race would be very competitive, but it ended up even more competitive than we thought. We were lucky to win it because we don't believe that the horse, coming a long way here, has peaked, yet.

"But the trainer was convinced he would have a good performance. I want to thank the Hong Kong Jockey Club for supporting us to come here."

The Hong Kong Jockey Club's chief executive officer, Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, said: "It was a great performance from Michael and a great ride from Doleuze.

"I would also like to express my sincere gratitude to the trainer and owner for their understanding about the importance of not using Lasix when Rich Tapestry runs in the States, also for their great support of the Club's philosophy on medication free racing."