() (foaled 1999) is a Hong Kong
based Thoroughbred racehorse
, he is the son of the 1990 Breeders' Cup Mile
winner Royal Academy
and out of the Alysheba
mare Wild Vintage. He was sold by his breeders at the Tattersalls
October Yearling Sale to Gordon Smyth who named him "Al Moughazel" and sent him to Newmarket
for training under Pip Payne.
Sold to Wong Wing-keung of Hong Kong
, his name was changed to Bullish Luck. In his first few years of racing, the colt met with only modest success. However, at age five he began to demonstrate real promise, winning the Group I
2004 Hong Kong Gold Cup
and finishing second to Alexander Goldrun in December's Hong Kong Cup
. In 2005 Bullish Luck won the Champions Mile
at Sha Tin Racecourse
and in the process put an end to the seventeen-race win streak of stablemate Silent Witness
. His performances in 2005 earned him the Hong Kong Champion Miler title.
In 2006, Bullish Luck won his second Champions Mile, a part of the Asian Mile Challenge
, and after finishing fourth in the 2005 Yasuda Kinen
, he captured the 2006 race to earn the $1 million bonus given to any horse who wins two legs of the four-race Asian Mile Challenge.
For his performances, Bullish Luck earned his second Hong Kong Champion Miler title in 2006, and was voted Hong Kong Horse of the Year
On March 31, 2007, in the Dubai World Cup
at Nad Al Sheba Racecourse
, Bullish Luck raced for the first time on dirt, finishing third behind Invasor
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