Queen City Law Lawyer Tom Huang heads up the Chinese speaking team and was pleased to attend a day at the races which turned into one of the epic NZ Derby Days. Tom represents Chairman Lang and has been assisting with Investor + visa details. We would like to congratulate Mr Lang on his historic win and hope it receives the credit its due back in China as the NZ Derby is one of the most respected meets on the international racing calendar. Previous winners include famous NZ equine heroes like Bonecrusher. Strapping three-year-old colt Mongolian Khan (Holy Roman Emperor) was victorious for Mr Lang Lin’s Inner Mongolia Rider Horse Group after a titanic battle in the Group 1 $750,000 TV3 NZ Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie Racecourse on Saturday.
Mongolian Khan made a move on the outside to be three-wide on the turn and also ranging up was race-favourite Volkstok’n’barrell (NZ) (Tavistock) as they were homeward bound. It was a two-horse race to the finish as Mongolian Khan and Volkstok’n’barrell sprinted ahead and battled to the very end.
Former Cambridge trainer Graeme Forbes, who is now a crucial cog in Lang’s buying and training operation, said the benefits for the racing and breeding industry here would be “ginormous.”
“This was Mr Lang’s dream to win the derby. We started out buying three horses to keep here to try to win the race and this is one of them,” he said. “Everyone is in the doldrums in the industry here, vendors and breeders, but winning this race will see so many horses bought here in the next few years. “We’ve bought about 1000 in the last two and a half years and Mr Lang is thinking really big. He could pump out 1000 a year in future, That’s his aim.”
Forbes said the derby win meant Lang would but not only buy more horses but more expensive horses and so too would the 40-strong gang who Lang had arranged three-year visas for so they could keep coming back on buying trips.
“Mr Lang loves horses and he’s trying to bring a lot more people into racing.”
Rider Horse Co., Ltd, situated on the Khorchin prairie, is a China`s leading private horse industry firm. Rider was founded in 2006 and run by Chairman and CEO Mr. Lang Ling, a successful Manchu serial entrepreneur with deep passion for horses. Mr. Lang also founded and built the Chuanwangfu chain of restaurants and has successful ventures in education, manufacturing and property development.
Rider is the largest non-farming horse breeder and horse feedstock trader in China as well as offers large selection of imported horses and professional horse importing services. Rider just received significant investment from SMC Capital China (SMC ) and Shenzhen Chuangdongfang Capital, marking Rider the first company received private equity investment in China`s horse sector.
Rider is committed to build China`s largest horse breeding center to develop the best domestic thoroughbred, half-blood, warm-blood and Mongolian horses to serve the growing needs of China’s horse lovers and equestrian clubs. Rider also intends to introduce international quality branded feedstock to the Chinese market, and to expand into horse club management services. Its mission is to promote horse culture and horse industry in China and to become a global leader in its sector.
From Stuff Read the full story here. By BARRY LICHTER February 28 2015
In unprecedented scenes at Ellerslie, the birdcage was taken over by at least a hundred ecstatic supporters after the Chinese-owned Mongolian Khan came out on top over sentimental favourite Volkstok’n’barrell in the greatest home stretch duel seen for decades.
But as the celebrations, led by the Inner Mongolia Rider Horse Industry group’s photographer and cheerleader, reached fever proportions, there were tears being shed by beaten trainer Donna Logan.
“I feel like I’ve let Dean down,” Logan said through misty glasses. Back home in Ruakaka, Logan’s training partner Dean was gravely ill, at the final stages of a battle with throat cancer.
“If you could just see what he’s going through you’d realise why I wanted to win this so much.
“This is truly the most emotional day I’ve had in racing.”
Logan, comforted by her children, found it hard to accept the kudos for Volkstok’n’barrell’s brave performance, which came from all quarters, even that of winning owner Lang Lin and his huge entourage.
Gracious in his success, winning trainer Murray Baker said he thought the crowd had seen two great horses in action.
Mongolian Khan’s troupe didn’t need any confirmation of that. They were ready for the celebrations – a huge red and white placard adorned the fence in front of the grandstand trumpeting “Mongolian Khan to win honour for the country” in English and Chinese.
And no sooner had McRoberts made his sponsor’s speech and the trophies handed out, the three cheers and chants began with one of their number waving a huge Chinese flag on the dais.
Lang’s interpreter, who translated his speech to the crowd, said the chants were “cheers for Rider Horse”, “cheers for Mongolian Khan” and “cheers for China”.
The celebrations went on for a record time but few onlookers tired of the most open display of joy seen after a derby win, cameras clicking endlessly and dozens of connections thrusting their fists high in triumph.
But the happy throng weren’t just hangers-on. About 40 of them were buyers who in the next few years will plough hundreds of thousands, more likely millions of dollars, into the industry.