The name Ducimus comes from the Latin – it means We Lead, and that’s what this Snitzel colt has been doing in his short career to date,
He led the Inglis Premier Sale last year, topping the leader board at $700,000, then he led at his race debut at Ballarat to win, something sale toppers rarely do.
And he is raced by a Hong Kong based company under their banner Acing Lead in colours about to become very familiar to Australian, if not world racing, navy with silver checked sleeves, those of an emerging force in the thoroughbred world of Hong Kong man named Little Hung.
To know him is to need to ask his Hong Kong based Australian agent, Justin Bahen, who since teaming up with Team Hung, has travelled the world snapping up blue-blooded thoroughbreds.
“He is a big investor, this year we have bought in Japan, we have bought in Ireland and already spent up big at Magic Millions including a $1m Medaglia D’Oro colt,” Bahen said.
“I act on his behalf, I select the talent, put a price on them, he does the bidding, then we choose the trainer.”
Indeed Team Hawkes was only chosen as the trainer for Ducimus about seven weeks ago, the horse having been broken at and pre-trained for Bahen’s clients by Julien Welsh at Booralite Park.
Being by Snitzel, who already this season has produced 21 winners and is on target to top his...