2020 VRC Derby Runner Up Sold To Hong Kong

Tue 24th November 2020

2020 VRC Derby (2500m) runner up Hit The Shot has been sold to Hong Kong.

John Size will train the talented three-year-old in Hong Kong, in an agreement that is understood to be well over the million dollar mark, negotiated by Zhongli Thoroughbreds, the galloper’s owners.

Hit The Shot stormed home to finish second behind Johnny Get Angry in the 2020 VRC Derby, and looks set to have a bright future.

Trainer Matt Cumani was full of praise for the young galloper, who he had hoped of guiding to the Melbourne Cup in the future.

“He is a horse that’s shown a lot of promise. We were yet to see the best of him,” Cumani said.

“He is a horse that would have gone on really well and been really successful for the rest of his three-year-old year and into his four-year-old year.”

From Muswellbrook to the Melbourne Cup, Will is mad about all things racing and sport. Spent countless hours in the backyard as a child pretending to be Glenn McGrath, and has been known to get deadly late swing with a taped tennis ball.