Bloodstock South Africa sold thoroughbreds have enjoyed plenty of success in Hong Kong, and BSA had further success at Sha Tin on Monday when former graduate Parterre scored in good fashion.
Lyle Hewitson notched his 100th win in Hong Kong when Chris So-trained Parterre landed the second section of the Class 4 Good Fortune Handicap (1200m), ending a run of 72 losing rides for the South African.
“It’s another winner, most importantly, and I think it’s a nice box to tick but hopefully in the long run, it’s just a small box to tick,” Hewitson said. “Look, it didn’t perturb me too much but I had a few dry meetings and it was very frustrating because I didn’t think I did too much wrong and hopefully the floodgates can open again now.”
Parterre, who had won over 1400m at Sha Tin last year, has now earned more than HK$2.5 million in prize money.
Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, seven-year-old Parterre was knocked down to World Wide Bloodstock for R650 000 at the 2018 National Yearling Sale -Session 2.
The gelding is a son of Flower Alley and the Oasis Dream mare Square Dance, with the latter also dam of 2022 G2 Jonsson Workwear Dingaans winner Union Square.
Flower Alley, also sire of South Africa’s reigning Horse Of The Year Princess Calla, has one lot on offer at the 2024 Cape Yearling Sale -a filly (Lot 3) out of a stakes placed Var half-sister to G2 Post Merchants runner up Chantyman and recent Pongracz Olympic Duel Stakes winner Ripple Effect.