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  1. Moore aiming to upset odds once more

    Posted Feb 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Six of the last nine favourites have won the Group One Chairman's Sprint Prize at odds-on but every time there has been an upset, the shock has been provided by John Moore and he will be looking to do the same tomorrow. In 2003, Horse of the Year Grand Delight won at $16 and was succeeded by Silent Witness (2004 and 2005) at very short odds, ...

  2. Nice draw gives Sixty-Six the edge

    Posted Sep 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken Alan.aitken@scmp.com Champion trainer John Moore might not have been expecting a great deal from the early season, but tricky draws for some of his major rivals in the Big Wave Bay Handicap (1,200m) tonight give Elite Sixty-Six a chance to open up with a win. Moore scored with Smart Giant on the weekend, then reiterated that his yard wouldn't have many runners ...

  3. Moore's leap of faith pays off

    Posted Oct 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com What a difference a day made for Australian Tim Clark yesterday as he bounced off a 'springboard' from champion trainer John Moore to land Sa Sa Ladies' Purse on Jacobee and seal a double, and Moore indicated there could be more where that came from. Clark has battled to get worthwhile mounts in his debut stint but made the most of his ...

  4. Moore eyes record stake mark

    Posted May 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Champion trainer John Moore had his best-ever season by stake money last year, but is well ahead of schedule to register a new high mark this season if he can land a sixth Champions & Chater Cup tomorrow. Technically, Moore could even claim to have already won the final Group One of the term six times, as he dead-heated with Survey King ...

  5. Moore sticks to his winning formula

    Posted Sep 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Champion trainer John Moore opens the defence of his title today at Sha Tin, questioning whether he can go back-to-back but sticking with what proved to be a winning change of formula last season. Until last year, Moore was the trainer to beat on opening day, regularly had runners in every race, and doubles and trebles were not unusual on the day ...

  6. Moore puts heat back on Cruz with treble

    Posted Jul 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com The engraver was halfway through putting Tony Cruz's name on the trainers' championship trophy, but John Moore sent him for an unscheduled break with a treble that breathed life back into the contest. Cruz has looked home and hosed in the championship race for several weeks, but went winless at Sha Tin as Moore scored with Sky Mascot (Jeff ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Military Attack to run in Dubai World Cup while Blazing Speed heads to Duty Free

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 12:43pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com For the first time, Hong Kong will boast two runners in the the world's richest race after organisers acceded to a request from trainer John Moore to switch races and tackle the US$10 million Dubai World Cup on March 29 with Horse Of The Year Military Attack. Military Attack had been accepted for the US$5 million Dubai Duty Free prior to his ...

  8. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Judge Gideon on his terrific second performance

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 08:18pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Judge Gideon on his second performance Paul O'Sullivan has already notched his benchmark wins for the campaign but his season is a long way from over with promising Gideon putting himself up as a horse to follow after getting his act together quickly. Like many first starters who have shown talent at the trials, and particularly those who ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Trainers praise Berry's brace, if not his horses

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Trainers praise Berry's brace, if not his horses Tommy Berry had gate one to assist him in both his wins yesterday, but the young Australian impressed with his tactical nous again, discarding the fence on promising My Favorite to ensure the Caspar Fownes-trained three-year-old made it two wins from three starts. On his first winner for John ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - RACING

    Time After Time won't go to Ascot

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Time After Time won't go to Ascot Trainer John Moore liked what he saw from Time After Time on Sunday, despite his defeat in the Sha Tin Vase, but the five-year-old's ownership syndicate apparently did not and a tilt at Royal Ascot has been abandoned. Moore was informed yesterday that the syndicate had voted against going to the Golden Jubilee Stakes ...




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