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  1. Sport - Racing

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

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

    ... 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 ... on a good look with Ambitious Dragon joining Royal Ascot winning sprinter Little Bridge as his trump cards. While Purton's booking for yesterday's Oriental Watch Sha Tin Trophy ...

  2. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Ambitious Dragon might take part in the Champions Mile

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

    ... by trainer Tony Millard's intention to back up dual Horse Of The Year Ambitious Dragon in the race. Three overseas entries have been selected: five-time Group One winner Shoot Out from the barn ... but Millard ensured that was not the case. Ambitious Dragon is already slated to run in the Audemars Piguet QE II Cup on April 28, an engagement presumed to rule out his participation in the Champions ...

  3. Sport - Racing - STARS

    Questions still swirl around Ambitious Dragon

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox Questions swirl around Ambitious Dragon Rarely does a two-time reigning Horse of the Year return with as many question marks as Ambitious Dragon, Hong Kong's highest rated ... beyond doubt with a marquee performance, most expected champion sprinter Little Bridge to be given the gong after his fresh-in-the-mind Royal Ascot triumph. Ambitious Dragon will resume ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Millard keeps things fresh with Ambitious Dragon

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... keeps things fresh with Ambitious Dragon There will be no sizzling trackwork from Ambitious Dragon this week, according to his handler Tony Millard, who says the trainer's cue is in the rack and his reigning two-time Horse of the Year is ready for a date with destiny in Sunday's Longines Hong Kong Mile. Ambitious Dragon was once known for his stunning morning workouts, ...

  6. Whyte booked for HK cup ride on Ambitious Dragon

    Posted Nov 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Champion jockey Douglas Whyte is back on board Ambitious Dragon for the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup and Jockey Club stewards are investigating whether ... Whyte was dropped by trainer Tony Millard in favour of Guyon, who was flown in to ride Ambitious Dragon in his Group Two lead-up race to the international Group One contest. The French rider ...

  7. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Dragon's QE II misfortune impacts on Akeed Mofeed

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

    ... 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 ... consequence of the interference was Matthew Chadwick's suspension and fine; a second was the immediate abandonment of plans to back Ambitious Dragon up in the Champions Mile this weekend. ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Millard glad to see Dragon fly under the radar

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

    ... 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 ... on Friday," he said yesterday. "But you always need luck- look at December. Ambitious Dragon was perfect, right where we wanted him, and then out of nowhere he had the problem with bruising his ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Wife's green light was all the notice Millard needed

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... in the suspense-filled drama 24 , he only needed to hear two words from his wife and Ambitious Dragon's trackwork rider Bev: "He's right." Beverley Millard had just galloped Ambitious Dragon to test his fitness leading into a make-or-break race morning vet check, following 24 hours of intense, hands-on treatment. Millard has always deflected praise to the team surrounding Ambitious ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    'Sleepy' Dragon shows what a champion he is

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... inside Ambitious Dragon - the one that turns him from merely good to jaw-droopingly great - was flicked on. The Tony Millard-trained superstar might have looked half asleep before the Group One ... Even though what looked like being a tactical battle was blown apart by Ambitious Dragon's dominance - he cruised to win by 21/2 lengths in a scorching time 1.20.63 - the race played out ...




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