Hi Gorgeous is best
In a thrilling nine furlong event of the Governors Cup Hi Gorgeous owned by Sri Lanka's top owner and ridden by experienced jockey Ashok Kumar pulled of a superb win over Amazon Bronze to clinch the Governor’s Cup giving its owner his third success of the event in eight years.

Owner Nigel Austin's earlier wins in this prestigious race was in 1998 when Boomerang took the race and again in 2002 with Ancient Warrior. It was also the first time that Hi Gorgeous was tackling this distance and what a race he had. Taking the lead from the word go he maintained it with Amazon Bronze making a dash only in the last two furlongs but it was too late. The winning horse thus recorded his 14th win from 15 runs.

The winning combination recorded a back to back double with their horse Khaalis winning the next event which was the Delhi Cup. The days proceedings began with Sulanga from the stables of Anuka Soza with Indian jockey Vivek on board winning the first race. Jockey Vivek landed a back to double on joint owners Serendib Racing Syndicate's Don Alejandro. The third event of the day was won by another Indian Jockey M.D.Kareem on board owner Mrs. Chamari Jayaratne's horse Cadmium. The last event of the day which was for the SriLankan Airlines sponsored Paris Cup was taken by owner Anurath Abeyratne whose horse Sonali ridden by another Indian jockey R.B.Shinde.

The winning horse of the Governor’s Cup in fact is a bred of former top owner Dr S.M.Noohu and Nigel Austin after receiving the coveted trophy was grateful to Dr. Noohu for handing over the horse to him.


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