John Moore: Excited About Seeing His Best Horses At Meydan
Trainer of the Multiple Group One winner-Beauty Generationis hoping to bring his top pupil to Dubai for the Gr.1 Dubai Turf on the Dubai World Cup undercard. He is also hoping to also bring 3YO Aethero, younger half-brother to Classique Legend with a current race record for 5 wins from 7 starts with prizemoney of A$9,116,600.00. The son of Sebring will be pointed at the Gr.1 Al Quoz Sprint.
“There is nothing for him in the Hong Kong (racing) program.”
“To him ‘sane’ he needs to keep racing. The Gr.1 Dubai Turf is the perfect opportunity to showcase the world’s number one miler.”
With Gr.1 Dubai Turf (2019) winner Almond Eyehas been confirmed for the Gr.1 Dubai Turf race.
“It will be a fabulous clash!” says the excited trainer.
Having visited Dubai for many years, he is looking forward to the trip back to Dubai.
“It's my favourite race meeting. It attracts the very best in the world.”
“In Hong Kong, we have a great international racing program. But we don’t have dirt racing. So we don’t get the Americans.”
“The Dubai World Cup attracts from all the end of the world.”
Group One-winning, Hong Kong Champion, Beauty Generationis contemplating a trip to Dubai for the Gr.1 Dubai Turf on the Dubai World Cup undercard.
7YO Beauty Generationlost the Gr.1 Stewards' Cup by a neck to Waikuku while clocking 1:33.07 " a time faster than all five of his Group One wins over the same C&D.
Trainer John Moore is contemplating a trip down the Meydan straight before a farewell start for the 7-time Group One winner in the Champions Mile at his home track.
Moore enjoys a good game of golf and even that has endless possibilities in Dubai.
“When I first came to Dubai for a race, it was still the old And Al Sheba racecourse. Now the Meydan race track is fabulous.”
He hopes to get both horses to Dubai 10 days before the Dubai World Cup race day.
“I have to be here in Hong Kong on most race days. So I plan to fly my horses to Dubai 9 – 10 days before the Dubai World Cup. Aethero races in Hong Kong on March 8, 2020. Depending on how he performs, we are looking at bringing him to Dubai along with Beauty Generation.”
“I believe he can break his own record of 1.0834. At his best, he can break 1.08. He is real live hope.”
John Moore-trained Aethero was attempting to win his sixth race, the HK$20m Gr.1 Hong Kong Sprint
from seven starts and become the first three-year-old to win the Sprint. However, the fates were not in his favour.
“He had a very hectic program from May to December 2019. He had a cold incubating in his system on the day of the race. He got a high fever after the race. We had a very sick horse for a couple of weeks afterwards.”
“But now he’s recovered and with more education and focus he is ready to go back. He will be trialled next Tuesday and then race in the first week of March.”
“He is a very striking individual. I hope to see him get him into the Longines Top 10 Turf Sprinter’s ratings within the next 6 months.”
Moore will be retiring in May, later this year and plans to return to his native Australia. Not able to contemplate leaving racing, he plans to set up his own stable and start training in Australia.
But until then he has a Dubai trip to look forward to with his best horses.
“Horses from North, South, East and West, all meet on different surfaces in Dubai for one big race meeting.”
“And I want to showcase the best of Hong Kong trained horses, at that race meeting.”