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  1. Sport - Racing - TRIPLE TRIO

    Khaya's late Derby bid headlines the last leg of the Triple Trio

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 08:50pm by Michael Cox

    ... behind runners and then motored home under his own steam. He is the best banker in what is a competitive race full of untapped talent. Second-starter Hit The Bid (Teetan) also goes in- he ... suffer a drop off, and while Size takes care of his horses and nurses them through the system like no other, surely this horse wouldn't be racing if not for the allure of the "once ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    Derby far from certain for improving Wayfoong Express

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 10:24pm by Alan Aitken

    ... had Wayfoong Express positioned three back along the rail but his break to win the race came when Douglas Whyte made an early move on favourite Khaya before the home turn. "My bloke's a laid back, lazy sort of horse and it couldn't have happened better for him- we got the run through sucking up behind the favourite and he brought me into the race," Angland ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    Moore adds Kabayan to his long list of Derby hopefuls

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 10:11pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... about get him into the Derby," Moore said. "That's what we bought him for, and he's just looking for ground." Kabayan raced once over the 2,000m trip in Australia ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    To run or not to run: that is Ho's Derby question for Flame Hero

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 12:51am by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... before Saturday's win- should now be elevated above 90, which would almost guarantee him a start in the race. "A lot will depend on what the handicapper does, but he's a star now ... to settle. "In his first start, he ran second over 1,000m and that screwed with his head. He had to learn to settle," Ho said. However, Whyte says the son of Savabeel's racing manners ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Mr Gnocchi books a place in the Hong Kong Derby but no certainty to line up

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 10:06pm by Alan Aitken

    ... but Shum said his big concern with the gelding was whether hard racing was taking a toll. "His last two starts have been very tough races- even behind the gates today, you could see he ... will be selected off that rating," Shum said. "I know Dr Tsoi will want to do what is best for the horse." Mosse had an eventful Lunar New Year meeting, winning the first race of the Year ...

  6. Lucky Nine ready for his next Group assignment

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with a imposing 1,200m all-weather track trial win, with stablemate Let Me Handle It motoring home in second. Since seemingly taking the mantle as the premier sprinter in town with a tough victory ... of rivals all line up in today's Group One Citibank Hong Kong Gold Cup, while Fownes eyes handicap options for his charge and sets him for the longer races. Jacky Tong Chi-kit was aboard and he ...

  7. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    Race calendar not offering much help to Derby hopefuls

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Few options for trainers to prepare expensive Private Purchase horses for the main event Race calendar not offering much help to Derby hopefuls Trainers ... If horses have arrived only in the season of their Derby for the most part they have begun to race by December, or early January at the latest. No doubt there are arguments for and against early ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Derby generation have the chance to prove true worth

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Derby generation have the chance to prove true worth Now we enter the proving phase for the season's four-year-olds and Mizani's last-to-first swamping of Class One rivals in Sunday's final race will have come as a welcome sign for all concerned. As we recorded here prior to the 2013 Derby, the suggestion that it was a weaker Derby ...

  9. Racing legend Kan given jail sentence, then freed

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Yuk-man. The letters, some of which were quoted in court, said Kan eagerly served villagers, raised money to build schools and contributed greatly to the racing world. Cheng said the consequences ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    It has to be the Derby for Size's star

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

    ... 1,400m win in the second-last race of last season. Even then, the horse's style and manner convinced Size he would run out staying distances, and he reiterated that after It Has ... just come in here and do everything right from the first day but that is what this horse has done. He has no issues, he has never missed a beat. "Circumstances in races have gone against ...




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