Darci Brahma’s Group One winning son D B Pin is the latest Hong Kong retiree after last weekend’s Champions Day.
The John Size-trained D B Pin has been officially deregistered by the Hong Kong Jockey Club, with his former stablemate and long-term foe Mr Stunning also set to be deregistered in the coming days.
D B Pin worked his way through the grades, landing the 2018 Gr.1 Centenary Sprint Cup (1200m) and finishing second twice to fellow Karaka graduate Mr Stunning in the Gr.1 Hong Kong International Sprint (1200m)
He retires having finished eighth behind the Frankie Lor-prepared Mr Stunning in the Gr.1 Chairman’s Sprint Prize (1200m) last weekend.
Adept on both dirt and turf, the Darci Brahma gelding was bred by Willie and Karen Calder and attained the mantel of Hong Kong's equal top-rated horse after his Centenary Sprint Cup triumph but battled various injuries throughout the remainder of his career.
A $200,000 purchase by bloodstock agent John Foote out of The Oaks Stud's 2014 New Zealand Bloodstock Premier Yearling, D B Pin won six and placed in eight of his 22 career starts and accrued more than HK$21 million in stakes.
-NZ Racing Desk