Dominant To Stay on Down Under after 2015 The Championships

January 30, 2015

Dominant To Stay on Down Under after 2015 The Championships

Australian expat John Moore confirmed plans to bring his Hong Kong Group 1 performer Dominant down under for a shot at the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival’s The Championships 2015 this season with the horse to remain in the country.

Dominant (in front)

Dominant (in front) will stay on in Australia after the Hong Kong raider comes to Sydney for The Championships this autumn. Photo: Daniel Costello.

Moore spoke on Sky Sports Radio’s Racing HQ program on Friday morning about the autumn plans of both Dominant and the star stablemate Able Friend.

At this stage it looks as though impressive Hong Kong Mile winner Able Friend, who won again at Sha Tin on Sunday, will be absent from The Championships.

Connections are more likely to go to Dubai on World Cup Night for a race that will have less of an interruption to his Hong Kong racing preparation.

Despite the loss of Able Friend from the Sydney line-up, Moore will still be represented with Cacique stallion Dominant.

“Dominant is coming down, I think he’s more suitable for Australia,” he said.

“He’s still an entire.”

The veteran seven-year-old will be stabled at his brother Gary Moore’s base with his current trainer there to prepare him for an Australian raid.

“He’s on his way back for The Championships and I’ll be training him obviously,” Moore said.

“He’ll have two weeks in quarantine and then go to Gary’s stable and I’ll train him out of Gary’s stable.”

After the autumn though Dominant will stay on in Australia, a decision Moore said was in the horse’s best interests as he finds the hard tracks at home tougher as he gets older.

An Australian trainer is yet to be decided to take over.

“He’ll remain in Australia because that’s where we think the best place is for him,” Moore said.

“But an Australian trainer is still to be decided.”

A winner of five of his 29 career starts to date, Dominant was last seen running a brave fourth when two lengths off Flintshire in the Group 1 Hong Kong Vase (2400m) on December 14.

That was a great form reversal on his earlier disappointing runs when finishing at the back of the field in his opening three runs for the season including running 11th of 12 runners in the Group 2 Hong Kong Jockey Club Cup (2000m) in November.

It has been a long time between drinks for the stayer who hasn’t won a race since taking out the 2013 edition of the Hong Kong Vase in a narrow finish with The Fugue.

He has been a steadfast edition to Moore’s stable however since transferring to him in late 2011 from Great Britain where he was prepared by Roger Varian.

This season in Australia Dominant will be aimed at the $1.6 million Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) at Randwick Racecourse on April 11 where he will step out over further than 2400m for the first time.

The horses that ran third and fourth respectively in the Melbourne Cup last November, Who Shot Thebarman and Signoff, currently share $7 favouritism in the pre-nomination Sydney Cup odds at

Dominant is also in the top half of the early markets at $15.

To back Dominant down under this autumn at the right price sign-up with our preferred online betting agency now and take advantage of their $250 sign-up offer by depositing and quoting the exclusive code BETBONUS today!

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbou...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feat...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feature Redzel

Inaugural champion Redzel has officially secured his position in the 2018 The...

2018 The Everest Field Takes S...

2018 The Everest Field Takes Shape: In Her Time Confirmed

She missed out on a shot at the world’s richest race on turf last spring but...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 The Everest Slot for Aquis

The first official slot in The Everest 2018 field has been confirmed with...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC Oaks Bid

Ben Smith’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly El Dorado Dreaming is in...

Horse Racing Today

Capacity field of 16 for 2018 ...

2018 Kingsford-Smith Final fie...

2018 Kingsford-Smith Final field: English draws barrier 1

Rejuvenated Group 1 performer English has drawn barrier one in the final field...

A win by English in 2018 Kings...

A win by English in 2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup could secure an Everest slot

Doomben 10,000 winner English could be racing for a slot in the 2018 The...

BRC Sires’ Produce Stake...

BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes nominations: Waller’s trio top 3 in betting

The Chris Waller trained two year ods  The Autumn Sun, Zousain and Lean Mean...

Waller to have multiple runner...

Waller to have multiple runners in 2018 Queensland Oaks

Recently inducted Hall Of Fame trainer Chris Waller is likely to have multiple...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field