Emphatic win by Mogul in the Gr.1 Hong Kong Vase


The Newsells Park Stud bred Mogul won his second Gr.1 race after emphatically landing the LONGINES Hong Kong Vase today for trainer Aidan O’Brien and owners Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith and Mrs John Magnier.

Yet another son of Galileo, Mogul has long been touted as the next world-beater to emerge from O’Brien’s yard and proved his class by overwhelming Exultant, a five-time Gr.1 winner and Hong Kong’s reigning Horse of the Year.

Jockey Ryan Moore said: ““He’s a horse that we always expected a lot from. He was a good two-year-old and he was super impressive when he won in Paris, and these fast, flat tracks suit him. They let him show what class he has.”

“He’s got a fantastic mind and it doesn’t stress him. He’ll be a really nice four-year-old.”


Representing O’Brien, Ballydoyle’s John Manton praised Mogul’s display and said: “He was brilliant there today and he travelled well. All week, he’s been doing everything we’ve asked him to do and today worked out just perfectly. He picked up well and ran well out to the line. He was very good.”

In September, Mogul was an impressive winner of the Gr.1 Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris at Longchamp, a race won by his full-brother Japan in 2019, also a dual Gr.1 winner.

Earlier this year Mogul won the Gr.3 John Pearce Racing Gordon Stakes, and last season won the Gr.2 KPMG Champions Juvenile Stakes at Leopardstown.

Mogul is out of the fantastic Newsells Park Stud mare Shastye, also the dam of Japan and the Gr.2 Middleton Stakes winner and multiple Gr.1/Classic placed Secret Gesture, Gr.3 International Stakes winner Sir Isaac Newton and Australian Stakes winner Maurus.  Mogul was consigned by Newsells Park Stud at Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1 selling to MV Magnier for 3,400,000gns.

Mogul’s full-sister was offered in the 2020 Newsells Park Stud yearling consignment at Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1 and also sold to MV Magnier for 3,400,000gns.