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  1. 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 ...

  2. Turbo King to put best foot forward

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Talented sprinter Turbo King is having to make up for lost time after losing most of the season through injury, but last year's Happy Valley Million Challenge winner gets his chance to strike an overdue win in the Hing Man Handicap (1,200m) tonight. As a three-year-old, Turbo King (Tim Clark) looked to have it all before him, with four wins ...

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    It wasn't all beer and skittles for three-timer Clark

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com It wasn't all beer and skittles for three-timer Clark Brett Prebble snatched the Jockey Challenge from Tim Clark but both rocketed up the jockeys' table in concert as Clark enjoyed his first local three-timer, then felt like he had won four after escaping misfortune. Clark was into long odds-on to win the Challenge after wins ...

  4. There's more in store for Zezao

    Posted Jun 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Zezao has been one of the turnaround performers from freshman trainer Richard Gibson and he should make it four for the season in the Hong Kong Riding For The Disabled Association Cup (1,000m) today at Sha Tin. It's a fairly modest assignment for a trophy race, but even that sort of hurdle would have been too much for Zezao (Tim Clark) in his first ...

  5. Tactical speed brings Knight into play

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Top trainers John Size and John Moore face off with half the field in today's Chan Trophy (1,600m) at Sha Tin and lightly weighted Supreme Knight has the draw and tactical speed to claim the day for Moore. Moore holds the strength in the race, with Military Attack (Douglas Whyte) and Supreme Knight (Tim Clark), but his most serious dangers look ...

  6. Moore Destined for more glory

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Destined For Glory put the writing on the wall with his second placing first time out this season and the four-year-old can prove the best of John Moore's powerful duo in the Sa Sa Ladies' Purse (1,800m) today. The race is no pushover, with a small but highly-competitive field and a query over the tempo that promises to make it even ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Size's Classic upset throws Derby form upside down

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

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Trainer produces 125-1 shot It Has To Be You in winning feature race, and now believes gelding will relish the 2,000m in next month's showdown Size's Classic upset throws Derby form upside down In its short history, the Hong Kong Classic Cup has been a race of upsets but never more so than yesterday's renewal that threw the Derby ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Double delight as Moore caps the season in style

    Posted Jul 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com John Size retook the mantle as leading trainer yesterday but John Moore had no qualms about handing it over, keeping his regular role as the major feature-race trainer with victories in the day's two cup events and grabbing an overdue win with Silver Grecian almost a year to the day since his first. On the final day of last season, Silver ...

  9. Moore closes on magical mark

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Reigning champion John Moore was the leading trainer at Sha Tin with a double but that still left him agonisingly short of the magical HK$100 million in prize money for the season. Moore only had runners in four of the 10 races, and Sea Diamond (Tim Clark) and Time After Time (Brett Prebble) made his wait worthwhile by taking the last two ...

  10. Ambitious Dragon still a champion, insists Guyon

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com There was just a nose in it, but just enough to swear about for favourite punters as French jockey Maxime Guyon's unbeaten run on Ambitious Dragon came to an inglorious end in the Cathay Pacific Jockey Club Mile and the John Moore-trained Destined For Glory put up his bid for international glory next month. Earlier in the week, Moore had ...



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