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Front Page Owners Reject Hong Kong Offer

  • Talented three-year-old Front Page is set to stay in Australia with large Hong Kong offers knocked back
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Will Front Page and his sister News Girl (pictured) both take part in the $1.2 million Kosciusko? (Getty)
Offers in excess of $1 million dollars from Hong Kong have been reportedly been knocked back for last Saturday's Listed Creswick Stakes winner Front Page.

Prepared by trainer Geoff Duryea, the full brother to city winning stable mate News Girl has been a revelation this campaign in going from a country Benchmark 58 romp to the tune of 9.56 lengths on May 25 to taking out a stakes race two starts later.

Speaking to RSN this morning was managing owner Paul Duryea who explained that the offers came immediately for the talented three-year-old following the Flemington victory.

"Offers started coming in two minutes after the race on Saturday and continued right up until this morning," Duryea said

"As a group though, we've knocked back the highest bid and will continue to race him.

"We bred the horse. We don't want to sell him and we don't need to sell him.

"There were offers north of $1 million."
Front Page will now be spelled with the $1.2 million Kosciusko at Royal Randwick on Saturday, October 17 a potential target where he's currently a $6 second favourite with Sportsbet with his sister News Girl a $13 chance in the Futures Markets for the same feature.

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