April 2024


Leading Newmarket-based trainer George Boughey will saddle his first ever runner in Hong Kong on 28th April when BELIEVING lines up in Group 1 Chairman’s Sprint Prize on the FWD Champions Day card.

Boughey, who only started training five years ago, has already won over 20 Stakes races and is rapidly closing in on his 400th career win. His hall of fame includes the Group 1 2000 Guineas Stakes in Newmarket with CACHET, Group 1 Pretty Polly Stakes in Ireland with VIA SISTINA and Group 3 Nad Al Sheba Turf Sprint in Dubai with AL DASIM.

Believing scored at Group 3 level in France last year and went on to finish third in the Group 1 Sprint Cup at Haydock Park Racecourse for leading syndicate Highclere Thoroughbred Racing.

The Classic-winning trainer spoke to Great British Racing International (GBRI) about his hopes for his filly in Hong Kong:

“Believing is doing great. I couldn’t be happier with her really. She had a good long winter break which probably did her well. Her coat looks fantastic and I think she’s up to the task.”

Boughey, who has trained big race winners for owners from around the world, also talked about his interest in competing on the global racing scene:

“Having our first winner in Bahrain this winter was another landmark in what we are trying to do and our first runner in Hong Kong is hugely exciting. I have long admired how they run their racing out there.

“Travelling horses around the world is what we want to be doing. It’s almost a dream come true.”

Believing, just like Boughey’s Classic winner Cachet, was bought at the Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale by Highclere Agency (John & Jake Warren). The trainer talked about the significance of the sale, with the 2024 renewal taking place this week in Newmarket:

“This sale has served us pretty well so far and we are looking forward to coming back again this week looking for the next one.”

Believing will be one of three Team British Racing representatives on FWD Champions Day in Hong Kong. BRAVE EMPEROR will compete in Group 1 Champions Mile for Archie Watson while DUBAI HONOUR will line up in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Cup for William Haggas.

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