Quality New Zealand three-year-old Arrogant is the latest Australasian galloper to join the exodus to Hong Kong following his recent sale.

The Mike Moroney and Pam Gerard-trained son of Ocean Park will join the stable of Caspar Fownes in Hong Kong and the Group One performer will no doubt be a candidate for next year's Hong Kong Derby (2000m), which is run for four-year-olds and is Hong Kong's most prestigious race.

"He's a lovely colt that we have developed from a yearling into a Group One performer with a big future," Mike Moroney said.

"However, the offer was simply too good to refuse, and he has been sold in a private negotiation brokered by my brother Paul."


Arrogant has raced 10 times, winning his maiden at Matamata before finishing runner-up in the Gr.2 Waikato Guineas (2000m) and fourth in the Gr.1 NZ Derby (2400m). At his first start in Australia, Arrogant was narrowly beaten by The Autumn Sun in the Gr.1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m)

Arrogant joins fellow Kiwi three-year-olds Surely Sacred, Sword In Stone and Spirits Aubeer as recent sales to Hong Kong, while Extra Brut and Global Exchange in Australia have also been sold to Hong Kong.

- NZ Racing Desk