VICTORY Moon, who finished third in last year’s US$6 million Dubai World Cup after a string of top class wins, has been named Dubai’s Horse Of The Year for 2004. Another former Mike de Kock-trained star, Ipi Tombe, received this award in 2003.
Victory Moon, bred by Litchfield Stud, was sold to dissolve a partnership between De Kock and Dean Maroun and was bought back for R5 million by Maroun at January’s dispersal sale. He has retired to stud at Maine Chance Farms in South Africa.
Ipi Tombe, who just recently delivered a foal by Sadler’s Wells, was sold for approximately R10 million at the Tattersall Sale in the UK last year.