Shadow Hero will return to Australia to continue his racing career after only a brief, five start campaign in Hong Kong.
The four-year-old son of Pierro was sold Hong Kong interests last year and left Australia’s shores with a proud record, under trainer Mark Newnham’s guidance, of four wins … including two Group 1 successes in the Spring Champion Stakes and the Randwick Guineas … from only eleven starts.
The sale of Shadow Hero was finalised in May 2020 and he then raced for trainer David Hayes in Hong Kong from 29 November 2020 to 21 March 2021, where he came away winless after failing to fire to any substantial degree.
Shadow Hero raced five times in Hong Kong with his best finish was a third in a Class 2 at Sha Tin.
It has been reported that Shadow Hero will return to the Mark Newnham yard when he returns to Australia.