Steve wraps up a frenetic two weeks in Hong Kong for the HKJC’s spring feature race

LUCKY BUBBLES (Sebring): Musk Creek Farm proprietor David Kobritz and his partner Teresa Poon had the perfect Hong Kong stopover en route to Israel, on the weekend, as Lucky Bubbles won the Chairman’s Sprint Prize (Gr 1, 1200m). Musk Creek owns the dam of the high class sprinter. Bubble Below, by Hussonet (Mr Prospector), was bought by Musk Creek Farm in 2013 and she’s on the market again - to be offered in foal to Sebring (More Than Ready) (also, of course, the sire of Lucky Bubbles) at the 2017 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale on the Gold Coast. “Racing and breeding has become very much a trading business these days,” Kobritz said. “We see that through the trade of horses to Asia and the high turnover of mares and weanlings. The market has been very strong at the top end and I’m happy to see how she (Bubble Below) goes. She’s a valuable commodity and we’ll proceed with the sale.” Musk Creek Farm has a new manager in Scott Williamson who was formerly looking after Yulong Park. “Literally been here for two weeks. It’s a great property in a beautiful part of the world and it’s a terrific opportunity to be involved with a farm which has already built an excellent reputation. “Bubble Below is still a young mare and a very valuable one. It was great to see Lucky Bubbles get his much deserved win on the weekend but he’s a horse who’s been talked about a lot and it took Chautauqua to beat him in the same race last year, so the mare’s quality was well established even without that win. I’m sure she will be well sought after,” he said.