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  1. Tired Americain to give Sha Tin a miss

    Posted Nov 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Last year's Melbourne Cup winner Americain will not make another attempt on the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Vase next month, with his Australian connections announcing that he will concentrate on races in that country for the remainder of his career. In 2010, Alain de Royer Dupre-trained Americain was a beaten favourite in the Vase after ...

  2. Lucky Nine to wear shades in desert

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Trainer Caspar Fownes may add blinkers to fine tune his Hong Kong Sprint winner Lucky Nine for the US$2 million Golden Shaheen in Dubai on March 30. Fownes confirmed yesterday his dual Group One winner will be one of the strong Hong Kong contingent headed for World Cup night, along with Dubai Duty Free runners Ambitious Dragon, California Memory ...

  3. Stars depart for Dubai in grand order

    Posted Mar 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Reigning Horse of the Year Ambitious Dragon joined sprinters Joy And Fun and Eagle Regiment yesterday as the first Hong Kong raiders to set out for Dubai. Tomorrow, Lucky Nine, California Memory and Xtension will complete the six-horse team which promises to be the strongest group yet to campaign under the bauhinia flag at a major foreign meeting. All ...

  4. Dynamic Blitz eyes Dubai trip

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai and connections of top all-weather sprinter Dynamic Blitz are hoping for an 11th-hour invitation to Dubai for the Golden Shaheen in three weeks after the seven-year-old grabbed an oh-so-rare opportunity at home. Dynamic Blitz (Olivier Doleuze) came from near-last to win the Association Of Hong Kong Racing Journalists ...

  5. Twenty HK runners eye desert clash

    Posted Jan 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Free entries closed on Wednesday for events on Dubai World Cup night with 20 Hong Kong names listed and the desert showpiece has received a boost from the unexpected nomination of champion Australian sprinter, Black Caviar. Trainer Peter Moody has yet to indicate whether Black Caviar will run in Dubai, where she has been nominated for both the Al Quoz ...

  6. Memory 'will be ready this time'

    Posted May 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken in Singapore alan.aitken@scmp.com Twelve months ago Tony Cruz came to the Lion City expecting to win the Singapore Airlines International Cup with California Memory and things could not have gone more wrong, but the grey turns up with less pressure today after plenty of water has flowed under his bridge. With a Hong Kong Gold Cup win and strong QE II Cup second as his ...

  7. Ambitious Dragon to redeem himself

    Posted May 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Racing fans are presented with a classic form analysis conundrum in the HK$12 million BMW Champions Mile at Sha Tin, with a horse coming off a career high against the horse coming off a career low but Ambitious Dragon gets his chance to redeem himself. Had you arrived from Mars and seen a one-horse race, the Dubai Duty Free- or alternatively from ...

  8. Tough Lucky Nine Dubai-bound

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Hong Kong Sprint winner Lucky Nine withstood Glorious Days and then a protest to grab his second major of the season in the Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup yesterday and now heads to Dubai, where trainer Caspar Fownes may have an influential supporter in his corner. Lucky Nine was bred by Darley Stud, meaning the five-year-old was technically bred ...

  9. Joy and Fun 'has more to offer'

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com The intention had been to bow out with Joy And Fun at Meydan after the Al Quoz Sprint on March 30, but trainer Derek Cruz said yesterday other options remained on the table after the tungsten-tough eight-year-old grabbed his first Group One victory in the Chairman's Sprint Prize. Group One placed several times, including two Hong Kong ...

  10. Dragon to launch desert assault

    Posted Mar 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com The three Gold Cup principals will form Hong Kong's most powerful assault on a major overseas race in the US$5 million Dubai Duty Free in four weeks, following the decision by Ambitious Dragon's connections to tackle the race. Although Dubai authorities have yet to announce invitations for the prestigious World Cup meeting, the trio ...



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