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  1. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Dragon's QE II misfortune impacts on Akeed Mofeed

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Dragon's QE II misfortune impacts on Akeed Mofeed In the long tradition of major events jumping from the 2,000m start at Sha Tin, Sunday's Audemars Piguet QE II Cup was a messy affair and the serious check to Ambitious Dragon had even wider consequences than upsetting his chance. Big-money events from the 2,000m are often bang ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1226990/dragons-qe-ii-misfortune-impacts-akeed-mofeed
  2. Sport - Racing

    Hong Kong horses finally getting the credit they deserve

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com HK horses finally gettingthe credit they deserve It's that time of year again- when the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities releases the latest World Thoroughbred rankings for the full year of 2012. Out they came last night, with Ambitious Dragon rating a 124 figure that made him the joint highest-rated Hong Kong horse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1128782/hong-kong-horses-finally-getting-credit-they-deserve
  3. Sport - Racing

    Millard hopes history won't repeat itself

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Millard hopes history won't repeat itself Horse of the Year Ambitious Dragon looks the most obvious of the favourites in today's Longines Hong Kong International Races prelude meeting, but trainer Tony Millard has been here before and isn't counting his chickens too soon. The Jockey Club Mile looked at the gelding's mercy 12 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1084942/millard-hopes-history-wont-repeat-itself
  4. Sport - Racing

    He's back- 'Arrogant' Ambitious Dragon fires early salvo

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Dragon's back and takes Purton along for the ride Many fans think Zac Purton could win on a broomstick at the moment but he was provided with something a little sleeker than that as he teamed up with Tony Millard's dual Horse of the Year Ambitious Dragon yesterday to roar into the forefront of international calculations. Ambitious ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1071945/hes-back-arrogant-ambitious-dragon-fires-early-salvo
  5. Sport - Racing

    Millard glad to see Dragon fly under the radar

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Trainer feels attention paid to overseas visitors for QE II Cup will help his star's prospects Millard glad to see Dragon fly under the radar Trainer Tony Millard is happy to keep an air of quiet confidence in dual Horse Of The Year, Ambitious Dragon in the run-up to Sunday's HK$14 million Audemars Piguet QE II Cup and welcomes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1221641/tony-millard-glad-see-ambitious-dragon-fly-under-radar-qe-ii-cup
  6. Sport - Hong Kong - RACING

    John Moore predicts 'whopper' from Irian in Sha Tin Trophy

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Likely Trophy favourite Ambitious Dragon hopes to break big race's two-decade jinx Moore predicts 'whopper'from Irian at Sha Tin Hong Kong's best will be arrayed in force on Sunday at Sha Tin as they begin their campaigns towards the internationals in December, and John Moore says his big-race bridesmaid Irian can cause ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1067420/john-moore-predicts-whopper-irian-sha-tin-trophy
  7. Ambitious Dragon's date with destiny

    Posted May 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com He may have passed his peak for this season, but Ambitious Dragon can still make history by winning the Triple Crown in the Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup today at Sha Tin. The Stewards' Cup and Gold Cup winner, Ambitious Dragon (Umberto Rispoli) will be the first to complete the Triple Crown in 18 years, only the second ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002096/ambitious-dragons-date-destiny
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/987508/home-stars-ready-shine
  9. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Ambitious Dragon might take part in the Champions Mile

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Horse of the Year, already entered for the QE II Cup, might also run in the Champions Mile sevens days later, says trainer Millard Dragon slated for double duty The announcement that two top-liners from the southern hemisphere will be lining up in next month's HK$12 million Champions Mile at Sha Tin was somewhat overshadowed yesterday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1216901/ambitious-dragon-might-take-part-champions-mile
  10. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Mofeed enjoys luck of the Irish

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 05:14pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Trainer Gibson soaks up victory in the Derby on the same day Ambitious Dragon slays its rivals by winning the Silver Jubilee Cup An Irish Hong Kong Derby winner on St Patrick's Day had an air of inevitability to it before and after the race, but the margin of joy and the manner of Akeed Mofeed's classic win kept the excitement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1192971/hotpot-akeed-mofeed-wins-hong-kong-derby

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