Silent Witness - a 17th win?
The Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup is running today (April 24th) in Hong Kong. Silent Witness, who has so far won all 16 times he has raced, will be racing 7 furlongs for the first time. Silent Witness now ties with Cigar and Citation for the most consecutive wins. The Australian-born horse is currently rated the best sprinter in the world, and is called "Hong-Kong's Hero" by some. He may run in the US later in the year, at the Breeder's Cup Mile in Belmont Park, Oct. 29.
He's also one of the world's 100 "most influencial people".
Time magazine even included the horse in its list of the world's 100 "most
influential people" and Hong Kong's South China Morning Post last week devoted
an editorial to him headed: "The cool champion who warms our hearts."....
Even trainer Tony Cruz, the former champion jockey who has been in racing long enough to avoid getting overly excited, describes Silent Witness as a "true gentleman" even in the way he eats a carrot."Other horses just bite right into it and tear it apart but this guy, he takes his time," Cruz said in another Morning Post story on the horse.
- Sun-Herald news story
Other stories: Silent Witness making a big noise
I'm still trying to find Silent Witness's website to post.