In an omen for the supersitious, Zoustar gelding Zhung Shi returned to racing a winner, taking out the Class 1 (1400m) on the Sunshine Coast, tonight. 

Lining up in the fifth event on the card, with a start time of 8:08pm, carrying the number 8 saddleclosth and jumping from barrier number 8, Zhuang Shi (meaning “Brave Warrior” in Chineses) was ridden a treat by Nikita Beriman. 

In Chinese culture, number 8 is considered a lucky number and his win couldn’t be more fitting with the end of the Chinese New Year also concluding this week. 

He is building an impressive record with two wins now from only the three race starts! 

Congratulations to all concerned.