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  1. Unassuming Elliott enjoys the ride of his life

    Posted May 09th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... The winning rider of the Kentucky Derby tells Murray Bell how his first racing memories stem from the six years of his childhood spent in Hong Kong Stewart Elliott, the winning rider of last Saturday's Kentucky Derby hero Smarty Jones, has his earliest memories of horse racing in Hong Kong, where his father Dennis was one of the first expatriate jockeys ...

  2. Derby horses can't be judged only on the race itself

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and Hello Pretty sent out under double-figure odds, yet from the race emerged two of our best, most durable Group One stars, the winner and eighth-placed Good Ba Ba. The 2004 Derby is the prime piece of evidence that high ratings going in will translate to high ratings ahead- already a Hong Kong Mile winner, 2004 Derby hero Lucky Owners carried a towering 129 rating into the classic, ...

  3. Cruz lauds jockey's last-minute decision

    Posted Jan 29th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... the son of 2000 Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus midfield and, from the 800 metres at least, without cover. Cruz says his own experience in the saddle, having won six Hong Kong riding premierships and a record 946 local winners, helps him understand and respect such on-the-spot decisions from a leading rider. 'Even though my instructions were different, I absolutely support ...

  4. Bullish to contest world's richest race

    Posted Feb 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... in the mother's half of the pedigree. 'His dam is American-bred, by Alysheba, who won a Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Breeders' Cup Classic- he was a champion at 2,000 metres on dirt,' Cruz said. 'He [Alysheba] was by Alydar, who was also a dirt champion in America, while Bullish Luck's grandmother is by another Kentucky Derby winner in Foolish Pleasure. So ...

  5. Pegasus confirms he's the new star

    Posted Jan 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... benchmark of 1:21.0. Floral Pegasus is a son of the 2000 Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus, now making a name for himself as a quality sire in both hemispheres, while his dam Crown Crest ... give lie to his pedigree. While his owners harbour dreams of running Floral Pegasus in the Derby at 2,000m, Cruz is taking it one step at a time. Next stop the Classic Mile, and success ...

  6. Specialist earns crack at HK Derby

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to be confident,' said Ferraris, the 2005 Derby winner with Vengeance Of Rain. He will also send out Liberator in this year's Group One. Executive director of racing Bill Nader said the Derby had a history dating back to 1873, but has 'blossomed to the point where our HK$16 million in prize money eclipses that of both the Epsom Derby in England and the Kentucky Derby in the United ...

  7. Little Bridge left on top as Derby field takes shape

    Posted Mar 10th 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... of Classic Cup winner Ambitious Dragon, and Let Me Handle It the fourth-rated on 106. Jockey Club handicapper Nigel Gray said he felt the field compared well with other Derbies, both on ratings ... with a history stretching back 138 years and with prizemoney that surpasses both the Kentucky Derby and the Epsom original and we couldn't do that without the support from Mercedes-Benz,' ...

  8. Stars of the turf

    Posted Sep 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... an entrapped epiglottis and he's since had remedial surgery. A handsome, well-bred son of the 2000 Kentucky Derby hero Fusaichi Pegasus, Floral Pegasus is one horse whose full potential has ... seasons, winning the 2006 Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby, the 2007 Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup and the past two editions of the end-of-season weight-for-age championship, the Group One ...

  9. International Races break new ground

    Posted Nov 27th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... with four American-based trainers confirming for the big day, including five-time Eclipse award-winning handler Bobby Frankel and the Hall of Fame horseman Neil Drysdale, who took the Kentucky Derby ... count of 38 trainers are participating from five continents,' said Nader. 'And we can guarantee championship line-ups, given the presence of Breeders' Cup heroes, classic winners ...

  10. Floral Pegasus back and flying

    Posted Oct 01st 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... of the opener in scoring by five lengths. Brett Prebble was having his first ride on Floral Pegasus, and the son of 2000 Kentucky Derby hero Fusaichi Pegasus got straight to work, coasting across ... in early 2007. He won the New Year's Day Cup (Gr 3), the Mercedes-Benz Classic Mile (Gr 1) and the Derby Trial (Gr 2), before being nosed out of the Hong Kong Derby in the final stride ...




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