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Is She's A Maneater racing in her last season?

…owner Ian Kong gives first indication of retirement to the breeding shed

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS
Observer writer

Friday, May 24, 2019

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THE first indication that She's A Maneater may well be racing in her last season came from her owner Ian Kong after the five-year-old mare notched another majestic victory, this time in the Legal Light Trophy (nine furlongs and 25 yards) on Saturday last, May 18 at Caymanas Park.

“Looking ahead there is little else for her to achieve and the hope we have is to retire her to the breeding shed,” Kong hinted and continued, “I think this might be her last year of racing unless something else happens. But we are preparing to breed her and the expectation is that hopefully, she could follow in the footsteps of her mother Ahwhofah and produce runners that are winners and who will do us proud,” Kong offered while admiring his charge in the winners' enclosure.

Kong's marquee filly, She's A Maneater, threw down the gauntlet against her four male adversaries to win the Legal Light Trophy Grade One feature with a pulsating and otherwise outstanding head victory over Will In Charge and Bigdaddykool.

She's A Maneater won the 1820 metres event in a time of 1:54.2 minutes to avenge defeats from both Will In Charge and Bigdaddykool, who last season held sway over She's A Maneater at the distance while allowing them weight.

The weight-swing this time of two kilogrammes, evened the challenge and She's A Maneater came up victorious to the delight of Kong who truly savoured the moment.

Kong's response to the accomplishment was: “She is an amazing racehorse. This victory was so gratifying as many people were saying this one is better or that one is better; all because she has been losing some of her races. Today, however, she demonstrated that her class in no uncertain manner has not waned and this victory, hopefully, could be a step back to proving that she is still a great competitor and singly one of the finest horses to have been bred, raised and raced at Caymanas Park in its almost 60-year history of existence.”


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