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  1. 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 ...

  2. Woods hopes to send Temple off in blaze of glory

    Posted Jun 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Hong Kong's most durable racehorse, Magic Temple, won't get the kind of send-off that Viva Pataca had on Sunday without racing, but Sean Woods is hoping he can retire the 10-year-old in an even better fashion on the racetrack. The gelding will have his 119th- and last- start, all of them for Woods, and the trainer believes he has a shot ...

  3. Only five rivals stand in Dragon's way

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Ambitious Dragon will have just five rivals to beat for the HK$4 million first prize and a HK$5 million bonus in the Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup on Sunday week. The Jockey Club's call for additional entries yesterday morning fell on deaf ears and the final set of nominations for the final Group One race of the season ...

  4. Heart attack kills HK super horse Vengeance Of Rain

    Posted Oct 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Former Hong Kong Horse of the Year and Dubai Sheema Classic winner, Vengeance Of Rain, died in New Zealand at the relatively young age of 11. The son of stallion great Zabeel was returned to Cambridge Stud, where he was born, when he retired from racing in 2008 and died there on Monday night after apparently suffering a heart attack in his sleep. ...

  5. Dragon can be even better, says elated owner

    Posted Jul 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com It has been a season of favourites and there were no surprises at the end of term Champion Awards either as Ambitious Dragon took Horse Of The Year honours and his owner promised even better to come. Johnson Lam Pui-hung wasn't far away with his lesser colour-bearer, Ambitious Owner, in the third race and the name seemed appropriate as he ...

  6. Moore's worth his eight in Gold

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com The HK$8 million Citibank Hong Kong Gold Cup has been one of the flagship events of John Moore's long and successful training career. But even getting his wish list at the barrier draw yesterday has not emboldened him to declare for an eighth win in the race. Moore has seven gold Cup trophies, stretching back to Wing Ho in 1987. ...

  7. Home stars ready to shine

    Posted Dec 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Hong Kong has its best chance in years to take the HK$20 million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup (2,000m) today at Sha Tin. The Tony Cruz-trained California Memory (Matthew Chadwick) will have admirers, on the strength of his second behind Ambitious Dragon in the QE II Cup over the same course in May, but punters will surely pin their hearts ...

  8. Big guns ready to make their case

    Posted Nov 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com The home team throws down its cards for the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races today at Sha Tin, with the prospect of three short-priced winners and Ambitious Dragon, Entrapment and California Memory boosting local stocks ahead of next week's announcement of the invitees. Each of the three looks an obvious favourite for the Jockey Club ...

  9. Viva Pataca rides into sunset to end golden era

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Hong Kong's greatest money earner, nine-year-old Viva Pataca, has been retired by casino tycoon Stanley Ho Hung-sun to 'a nice green paddock', to the relief of the man who discovered him, John Moore. This had been the first season Viva Pataca had not won since he burst on to the scene five years ago, and connections acceded ...

  10. Moore planning to end season on a high

    Posted May 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Leading money trainer John Moore has warned that Tony Cruz's Super Pistachio won't be allowed to steal tomorrow's HK$8 million Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup (2,400m) the way he did the Queen Mother Memorial Cup. Moore goes into the season's final Group One event with three of the eight runners in Mighty High, ...




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