Trade Storm Confirmed for Hong Kong

Qatar Racing's Trade Storm (GB) (Trade Fair {GB}), who has run with credit this season in Dubai, England, Canada and the U.S., will look to conclude an outstanding 6-year-old campaign when he tackles the G1 Longines Hong Kong Mile at Sha Tin Dec. 14. 

Trained by David Simcock, the Sheikh Fahad al Thani galloper was runner-up to Al Shaqab Racing's Mshawish (Medaglia d'Oro) in the G2 Zabeel Mile at Meydan in February and was narrowly defeated in York's G2 Strensall S. in August. He traveled across the Atlantic for the GI Woodbine Mile, a race in which he was third to Horse of the Year Wise Dan (Wiseman's Ferry) in 2013, and weaved his way beneath the outgoing Jamie Spencer to best Kaigun (Northern Afleet) by a half-length and remained in North America for the GI Breeders' Cup Mile, where he was an excellent third to upset-minded Karakontie (Jpn) (Bernstein).

“It is very much the plan for Trade Storm to contest the Hong Kong Mile,” Racing Manager David Redvers confirmed. “He has been a real flag bearer for Qatar Racing and has been running well all year. His last two starts in Canada and at the Breeders' Cup have to be considered as the best of his career. He has been moving well and is in really good form. Hopefully, he will run another big race in Hong Kong.” 

This year's Hong Kong Mile offers increased purse money of HK$23 million (about US$2,965,866), making it the world's richest race over the distance.

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