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  1. Travel drama for Japanese runners

    Posted Dec 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the fancied runners in the Hong Kong Sprint after her dominant Sprinters Stakes win in October and a career record of eight wins from 12 starts. Meanwhile, Hong Kong trainer Caspar Fownes came away ... gallop again next week without them.' Today 15 entrants are scheduled to touch down. Among them are seven English and five French-trained runners, along with Singaporean star Rocket Man. ...

  2. HK runners play second fiddle to Rocket Man

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... reaction that had his trainer baffled, reducing the field to nine including four Hong Kong-trained runners. But the best they could do was third for Sunny King (Gerald Mosse) and fourth Green ... Sprint and the runner-up to him in the Hong Kong Sprint last December, Rocket Man, landed the Golden Shaheen to further underscore the strength of the Hong Kong race and become the first ...

  3. Everything goes right for Prebble

    Posted Dec 17th 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... place on the jockeys' premiership table with 21 wins. Prebble's haul could easily have been five, as he was also runner-up on Laser Tiger in the eighth event, behind Francis Lui ... a four-timer isn't necessarily a hallmark of excellence. They questioned him over his ride on beaten favourite Dr Candy, who was checked off the heels of runner-up Golden Win at a critical stage ...

  4. Sport - Racing - Hong Kong International Races

    Defending champ Lucky Nine leads formidable home team in Sprint

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Defending champ Lucky Nineleads formidable home team Home runners have made the Hong Kong Sprint their own and - if weight of numbers is any indication ... as pacesetters in the world sprint ranks has not shown through, but Sea Siren seems a worthy candidate to turn that record around. A runner from Down Under has not won the event since it was switched ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Different approach to training pays off for Lord Kanaloa's Takayuki Yasuda

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Kong Sprint runners this week was another reminder. While all the other HKIR runners were out for gentle strolls, a pick of grass or the slowest of canters on Saturday morning, Yasuda put ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Whyte raves about Time After Time's chances in Hong Kong Sprint

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... the emerging sprinter's handler, John Moore, will carry his customary numerical advantage - calling his team his best in years for a major meeting. Time After Time is one of 11 runners for Moore spread across three of the four Group One features - up on the eight and seven runners he has sent to the last two international meetings. Able One caused an upset in the Hong Kong Mile 12 months ...

  7. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS ALAN AITKEN

    Australian interest in Hong Kong Sprint gives it desired flavour

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... to beat in Japan and honourable in defeat here, the facts remain they have sent plenty of runners for the Sprint without making a dent. For the sake of the race again, perhaps a win by Curren ... next week's announcement of the invited runners. Singapore's Super Easy adds some extra interest, but Hong Kong fans will be doubtless looking for a better effort from Little Bridge ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - RACING

    80 Group One winners nominate for HK International Races

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... and major events to come in Japan between now and the announcement of the selected runners next month, there is plenty of water to flow under the bridge. But the 84 Hong Kong Sprint nominees include ...

  9. Sport - Racing - HONG KONG SPRINT

    Club will hope Lord Kanaloa attracts more foreign sprint stars to Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... in the straight to put space on the field. Cerise Cherry- one of three runners for Derek Cruz, who also finished fourth with evergreen Joy And Fun- held on for second just in front of Captain Sweet, ...

  10. Lucky Nine to wear shades in desert

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... confirmed yesterday his dual Group One winner will be one of the strong Hong Kong contingent headed for World Cup night, along with Dubai Duty Free runners Ambitious Dragon, California Memory ... runners will leave on two flights, scheduled for the 22nd and 24th of this month. ...




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