Multiple Group 1 winner Beauty Generation will continue his career in Hong Kong for returning trainer David Hayes.
Beauty Generation’s owner Patrick Kwok Ho-chuen told the South China Morning Post that the dual Hong Kong Horse of the Year would remain in Asia despite current trainer John Moore seeking to relocate the horse with him to Australia.
Hayes is expected to take over the training of several horses presently in Moore’s care after he retires from Hong Kong training ranks at the end of this season in July and relocates to Sydney’s Rosehill Racecourse.
Tom Dabernig, who currently trains in partnership with Hayes in Australia, described Beauty Generation as a ‘good pick up’.
“He (David Hayes) is gathering a nice team of horses, it’s a nice horse to be a part of the team,” Dabernig told RSN927.
Beauty Generation has won 18 of 30 starts in Hong Kong, including an eight-start unbeaten 2018/19 season where he experienced four of his eight G1 successes. He finished second to Southern Legend in the G1 Champions Mile at Sha Tin on April 26.
Hayes is expected to depart Australia in preparation for his second Hong Kong training stint next month.