Gold-Fun (大運財, formerly known as Strada Colorato 17 January 2009 – 7 August 2016) was an Irish-bred Thoroughbred racehorse trained in Hong Kong since 2012. He is notable for winning the Hong Kong Classic Mile 2013, National Day Cup 2013 (HKG3–1400m), the HKG2 Oriental Watch Sha Tin Trophy, the HKG1 Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup 2014 and the Celebration Cup 2014.
|Sire||Le Vie Dei Colori|
|Foaled||17 January 2009|
|Owner||Pan Sutong (Hong Kong)|
|Trainer||G M Lyons (Ireland)|
Richard Gibson (Hong Kong)
|Hong Kong Classic Mile (2013)|
|Hong Kong Champion Miler (2013/14)|
|Last updated on June 28, 2016|
Born on 17 January 2009 in Ireland, Gold-Fun was sired by Le Vie Dei Colori, a fourteen-time winner including the champion of Premio Vittorio Di Capua (GI) of Italy.
During his time in Ireland, Gold-Fun won a race and thereafter finished 2nd in another.
Gold-Fun acquired his first Class 3 1600m champion in his second race in Hong Kong in December 2012, thanks to his quick adaptation to environment. His consistent improvement led him to the championship of a Class 2 1600m race on the first day of 2013 and to the championship of the Hong Kong Classic Mile 2013 nineteen days later. He is also the 2nd runner-up of BMW Hong Kong Derby 2013, losing only by a neck to the champion Akeed Mofeed.
On 1 October 2013, he was crowned champion of the National Day Cup 2013. Not long after the victory on 1 October, he won the trophy of the HKG2 Oriental Watch Sha Tin Trophy at Sha Tin racecourse on 27 October 2013. Gold-Fun continued his victory by winning the G2 BOCHK Wealth Management Jockey Club Mile on 17 November. Gold-Fun was the 1st runner-up of the G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Mile on 8 December 2013, losing by three-quarters of a length to the champion Glorious Days. Gold-Fun stamped his class on the HKG1 Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup (1400m) at Sha Tin racecourse on 16 March 2014, with a commanding half-length victory over the consistently gallant Dan Excel.
Gold-Fun had defied a 130lbs burden and a troubled stretch run to land the spoils in the 1400m contest from a star-studded field of rivals, and claimed the trophy of the Celebration Cup held on 5 October 2014. On 15 February 2015, Gold-Fun gained his first victory at a distance short of 1400m at HKG1 1200M The Chairman's Sprint Prize, winning a short-head from Aerovelocity. Gold-Fun continued his victory by winning the G2 BOCHK Wealth Management Jockey Club Sprint from Not Listenin’tome and Peniaphobia. On 18 June 2016, Gold-Fun ran second in the 1200m G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot, losing narrowly by a neck to the champion Twilight Son. In the Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville Racecourse on 7 August he was in third place when he fell 75 metres from the finish and sustained fatal injuries.
|Date||Racecourse||Distance||Race Class||Name of Race||Actual Weight||Jockey||Place||Finishing Time||Length Behind Winner||Champion(1st Runner-up)|
|04/08/2011||Ireland||Good – 1400M||7f. Flat Maiden 1st||129||K. Latham||2/13||1.32.23||5||Learn|
|21/04/2012||Ireland||Good to Yielding – 1600M||1m. Flat Maiden 1st||131||G Carroll||1/20||1.42.87||shd||(Lucciola)|
|18/11/2012||Sha Tin||Turf – 1400M||Class 3 – Lion Rock Handicap||129||O. Doleuze||5/14||1.23.02||3-1/2||Shahjee|
|16/12/2012||Sha Tin||Turf – 1600M||Class 3 – Luk Wu Handicap||125||D. Whyte||1/14||1.35.86||2||(Jolly Victor)|
|01/01/2013||Sha Tin||Turf – 1600M||Class 2 – Tai Mo Shan Handicap||116||D. Whyte||1/14||1.35.48||1/2||(Endowing)|
|20/01/2013||Sha Tin||Turf – 1600M||Hong Kong Group One||The Hong Kong Classic Mile||126||D. Whyte||1/14||1.34.27||N||(Garlic Boy)|
|17/02/2013||Sha Tin||Turf – 1800M||Hong Kong Group One||The Hong Kong Classic Cup||126||D. Whyte||4/14||1.49.11||1-1/4||It Has To Be You|
|17/03/2013||Sha Tin||Turf – 2000M||Hong Kong Group 1||The BMW Hong Kong Derby 2013||126||Olivier Doleuze||3/13||2.01.94||1/2||Akeed Mofeed|
|05/05/2013||Sha Tin||Turf – 1600M||Group One||The Champions Mile||126||O. Doleuze||5/9||1.33.95||3-1/4||Dan Excel|
|01/10/2013||Sha Tin||Turf – 1400M||Hong Kong Group Three||The National Day Cup (Handicap)||124||O. Doleuze||1/14||1.20.73||1-3/4||(Blazing Speed)|
|27/10/2013||Sha Tin||Turf – 1600M||Hong Kong Group Two||The Oriental Watch Sha Tin Trophy (Handicap)||123||O. Doleuze||1/12||1.34.05||1/2||(Helene Spirit)|
|17/11/2013||Sha Tin||Turf – 1600M||Group Two||The BOCHK Wealth Management Jockey Club Mile||123||O. Doleuze||1/9||1.33.89||SH||(Helene Spirit)|
|8/12/2013||Sha Tin||Turf – 1600M||Group One||The Longines Hong Kong Mile||126||O. Doleuze||2/14||1.33.75||3/4||Glorious Days|
|19/01/2014||Sha Tin||Turf – 1600M||Hong Kong Group One||The Stewards' Cup||126||O. Doleuze||6/11||1.34.24||2||Blazing Speed|
|16/03/2014||Sha Tin||Turf – 1400M||Hong Kong Group One||The Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup||126||D. Whyte||1/11||1.21.85||1/2||(Dan Excel)|
|04/05/2014||Sha Tin||Turf – 1600M||Group One||The Champions Mile||126||D. Whyte||5/14||1.35.05||6||Variety Club|
|06/10/2014||Sha Tin||Turf – 1400M||Hong Kong Group Three||The Celebration Cup (Handicap)||130||D. Whyte||1/12||1.21.44||3/4||(Super Lifeline)|
|26/10/2014||Sha Tin||Turf – 1600M||Hong Kong Group Two||The Oriental Watch Sha Tin Trophy (Handicap)||133||D. Whyte||2/14||1.34.39||SH||Military Attack|
|23/11/2014||Sha Tin||Turf – 1600M||Group Two||The BOCHK Wealth Management Jockey Club Mile||128||D. Whyte||2/10||1.33.80||2-1/4||Able Friend|
|14/12/2014||Sha Tin||Turf – 1600M||Group One||The Longines Hong Kong Mile ||126||D. Whyte||2/10||1.34.17||4-1/4||Able Friend|
|25/01/2015||Sha Tin||Turf – 1600M||Group One||The Steward's Cup ||126||D. Whyte||6/9||1.34.05||3-1/2||Able Friend|
|15/02/2015||Sha Tin||Turf – 1200M||Hong Kong Group One||The Chairman's Sprint Prize ||126||Christophe Soumillon||1/12||1.08.79||SH||(Aerovelocity)|
|15/03/2015||Sha Tin||Turf – 1400M||Group One||The Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup ||126||C. Soumillon||3/11||1.21.57||3||Able Friend|
|26/04/2015||Sha Tin||Turf – 1200M||HKG2||The Sprint Cup ||128||Olivier Peslier||2/10||1.08.58||1-1/4||Dundonnell|
|25/10/2015||Sha Tin||Turf – 1200M||HKG2||The Premier Bowl (Handicap) ||127||D. Whyte||2/14||1.08.44||1/2||Able Friend|
|21/11/2015||Sha Tin||Turf – 1200M||G2||The BOCHK Wealth Management Jockey Club Sprint ||128||C. Soumillon||1/11||1.08.31||1-1/4||(Peniaphobia)|
|13/12/2015||Sha Tin||Turf – 1200M||G1||The Longines Hong Kong Sprint ||126||C. Soumillon||2/13||1.08.82||1/2||Peniaphobia|
|31/01/2016||Sha Tin||Turf – 1200M||HKG1||The Centenary Sprint Cup ||126||C. Soumillon||2/12||1.08.58||1-1/2||Aerovelocity|
|28/02/2016||Sha Tin||Turf – 1400M||G1||The Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup ||126||C. Soumillon||4/9||1.21.50||2-1/4||Contentment|
|01/05/2016||Sha Tin||Turf – 1200M||G1||The Chairman's Sprint Prize ||126||O. Peslier||4/14||1.09.07||2-1/4||Chautauqua|
|18/06/2016||Ascot||Turf – 1200M||G1||Diamond Jubilee Stakes||129||C. Soumillon||2/9||1.13.7||1/2||Twilight Son|
- "Gold standard as HK-1 Hong Kong Classic Cup draws elite four-year-olds". New Zealand Thoroughbred Marketing News. 2013-02-15. Retrieved 2013-11-08.
- The Hong Kong Jockey Club: Racing Information – The National Day Cup
- "Gibson's Gold takes the HKG2 Oriental Watch Sha Tin Trophy". Hong Kong Jockey Club Racing News. 2013-10-27. Archived from the original on 2013-10-30. Retrieved 2013-11-08.
- "Gold run for Gold-Fun in G2 BOCHK Wealth Management Jockey Club Mile". Hong Kong Jockey Club Racing News. 2013-11-17. Archived from the original on 2013-12-13. Retrieved 2013-11-20.
- "GLORIOUS DAYS mows down opposition in the LONGINES Hong Kong Mile". Hong Kong Jockey Club Racing News. 2013-12-08. Archived from the original on 2013-12-13. Retrieved 2013-12-11.
- "Whyte strikes Gold in Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup". Hong Kong Jockey Club Racing News. 2014-03-16. Archived from the original on 2014-03-17. Retrieved 2014-03-17.
- "Soumillon delivers Gold in Chairman's Sprint Prize thriller". Hong Kong Jockey Club Racing News. 2015-02-15. Retrieved 2015-02-16.
- "Gold for Soumillon in BOCHK Wealth Management Jockey Club Sprint". Hong Kong Jockey Club Racing News. 2015-11-21. Retrieved 2015-12-14.
- "Ascot second Gold-Fun to tackle Deauville sprint". Racing Post. 2015-11-21. Retrieved 2016-06-27.
- Irishracing.com: 7f. Flat Maiden 1st - Full results
- Irishracing.com: 1m. Flat Maiden - Full results
- 18/11/2012 Lion Rock Handicap Results
- 16/12/2012 Luk Wu Handicap Results
- 01/01/2013 Tai Mo Shan Handicap Results
- 20/01/2013 The Hong Kong Classic Mile Results
- 17/02/2013 The Hong Kong Classic Cup Results
- 17/03/2013 The BMW Hong Kong Derby 2013 Results
- 05/05/2013 The Champions Mile Results
- 01/10/2013 The National Day Cup (Handicap) Results
- 27/10/2013 The Oriental Watch Sha Tin Trophy (Handicap) Results
- 17/11/2013 The BOCHK Wealth Management Jockey Club Mile Results
- 08/12/2013 The Longines Hong Kong Mile Results
- 19/01/2014 The Stewards' Cup Results
- The Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup Results
- The Champions Mile Results
- The Celebration Cup (Handicap) Results
- The Oriental Watch Sha Tin Trophy (Handicap) Results
- The BOCHK Wealth Management Jockey Club Mile Results
- The Longines Hong Kong Mile Results
- The Steward's Cup Results
- The Chairman's Sprint Prize Results
- The Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup Results
- The Sprint Cup Results
- The Premier Bowl (Handicap) Results
- The BOCHK Wealth Management Jockey Club Sprint Results
- The Longines Hong Kong Sprint Results
- "The Centenary Sprint Cup Results".
- "The Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup Results".
- "The Chairman's Sprint Prize Results".