THE CHINA HORSE CLUB LOOKS TO WIN THE KENTUCKY DERBY

The China Horse Club (CHC) has been a going concern only since 2013 but has an exceptional record of success.  According to its website, it has won over 350 races in nine different countries, including almost 20 Grade I events, most notably the Epsom Derby, the Irish Derby, and the Kentucky Oaks.

The CHC stands a good chance of adding the 2018 Kentucky Derby to its achievements.

The organization was founded in 2013 by Teo Ah Khing “to be Asia’s premier lifestyle, business, and thoroughbred racing club.”  Teo Ah Khing is a Malaysian-Chinese Harvard-educated billionaire architect, who designed Meydan, the palatial racetrack in Dubai where the Dubai World Cup is held.  Since its inception, CHC has partnered with some of the world’s leading racehorse owners and breeders and its advisory board includes John Warren, the bloodstock advisor to Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain.

CHC has ownership interests in Santa Anita Derby winner Justify and Florida Derby winner Audible (and runner-up in the Arkansas Derby Quip, who is being prepped for the Preakness).  The trainers of Justify and Audible are, respectively, Bob Baffert and Todd Pletcher.

The latest Kentucky Derby Media Poll of contenders has Justified ranked first and Audible fourth.

Only two owners (John Galbreath and Paul Mellon) have owned both Kentucky Derby and Epsom Derby winners, but it took them many years to do so.  CHC might accomplish the feat within five years of its founding.*

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*Were Mendelssohn, Solomini, or Enticed to win the 2018 Kentucky Derby, his owners would also have achieved the rare feat of winning both the Epsom Derby and the Kentucky Derby.

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