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Hidden Dragon Making His Mark

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Fast sons of Danehill tend to make good stallions and Lyndhurst Stud's Hidden Dragon is no exception, the classy sprinter who proved himself on the tough racing stage that is Hong Kong already siring over 150 winners.

Group winners Hollowlea and Hidden Warrior (an in-form winner of his last two at Rosehill) are amongst that tally as are the Listed winners Hidden Jewel and Miss Imagica who only recently claimed her second successive Listed Weetwood Handicap at Toowoomba.

Also siring the talented stakes placegetters Obsidian Dragon, Saraji, Hidden Kisses, Steel Dragon and I'llbetricked, Hidden Dragon already boasts progeny earnings in excess of $8 million.

Not only are his progeny burning the tracks in Queensland and elsewhere around Australia, Hidden Dragon is also doing very nicely in Asia with winners in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Macau.

A $700,000 Easter yearling, Hidden Dragon was competitive in good company (on one occasion second to the mighty Silent Witness) over four seasons in Hong Kong. Winning six races from 1000m to 1400m, he enjoyed a career high-

light when taking out the Gr.3 Chinese Club Challenge Cup at Sha Tin.

A son of the mighty Danehill – a truly great sire of sires – Hidden Dragon hails from a highly successful local family, being a son of the triple Gr.1 winning mare Ballroom Babe. Also dam of the Gr.2 Furious Stakes winner Just Dancing and the Gr.2 McNeil Stakes winner Tahni Girl, Ballroom Babe is out of a half sister to the Gr.2 winner Reingard.

Another of her siblings is the dam of the dual Gr.1 winner Dandy Andy and she can also count amongst her relations the stakes winners Fence Postwal (Gr.1 Selangor Gold Cup), Balmeressa, River Chant, McGuane, Outlaws and Marquardt.

Hidden Dragon boasts over 76% starters from named foals, over 76.5% of starters are win/placed and earnings over $8 million. With over 85 winners of 125 races alone in 2012/2013, Hidden Dragon's recent winners include Like A Gee Six (2), Hide 'n' Seek (2), Mythologist, Find Me A Dragon, Jeram Rose Wood, Boom Sha La, Erebus, Slysera, Dragon Sign, Titanomagnetite, etc.

Hidden Dragon is another Lyndhurst Stud phenomenon and a real asset to the Queensland racing and breeding industry.

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