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  1. King Dancer hoping to break overseas domination

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 10 years. No Hong Kong runner has won the 2,400m Vase and only two have finished in the top three, with Best Gift hitting the frame in 2005 behind Ouija Board, and Indigenous racing ... knows every blade of grass at Sha Tin so well he would give the groundskeeper a run for his money. 'Douglas is very happy with how he is going. He had a good blow-out in the barrier trial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732727/king-dancer-hoping-break-overseas-domination
  2. Youmzain leads foreign threat to home runners

    Posted Nov 26th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... that trend continuing. Not since Indigenous won the Vase in 1998 has Hong Kong been able to provide a victory in this event and even providing runners has been a challenge at times over the 2,400m, ... widely known for finishing runner-up to three champions in Dylan Thomas, Zarkava and Sea The Stars in the past three runnings of Europe's biggest race, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/699444/youmzain-leads-foreign-threat-home-runners
  3. Cruz runners out to ruin Pataca's day

    Posted Feb 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Champion Viva Pataca will be a huge favourite but weight of numbers in Sunday's HK$8 million City Hong Kong Gold Cup rest with Tony Cruz, who will saddle up four of the seven opponents to Stanley Ho Hung-sun's colour bearer. It' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/627166/cruz-runners-out-ruin-patacas-day
  4. Barriers favour main Sha Tin Vase runners

    Posted May 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The late-season highlight of Thursday's HSBC Premier Sha Tin Vase maintained 100 per cent of its interest when the two chief protagonists, Sacred Kingdom and Medic Power, came up with perfect inside alleys. Ensuring the battle of tactics ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/593857/barriers-favour-main-sha-tin-vase-runners
  5. Only five rivals stand in Dragon's way

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... numbered just six- Ambitious Dragon, Dominant, Irian, Liberator, Mr Medici and Super Pistachio- while other potential runners for the 2,400-metre feature like Thumbs Up, California Memory ... historically get field size,' said executive director of racing Bill Nader. 'Look at the last three- we had seven runners in 2010 and eight last year and 2009 and only one of the last five ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1001028/only-five-rivals-stand-dragons-way
  6. Cape Blanco lifts QEII Cup to another level

    Posted Apr 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wigmore Hall, while runner-up River Jetez is trained by Mike de Kock. The South African trainer has an outstanding record with his visiting runners, winning the Hong Kong Cup as well as the QEII Cup twice- with Irridescence (2006) and Archipenko (2008)- from a handful of runners. He finished second in last year's QEII Cup with Lizard's Desire. Jockey Club executive director ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/965029/cape-blanco-lifts-qeii-cup-another-level
  7. HK model adopted to woo Cox Plate raiders

    Posted Mar 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Racing Club. Vengeance Of Rain, Viva Pataca and Collection have all been linked with Cox Plate attempts in the past five years, but Hong Kong's only runners remain River Verdon (1994) ... for various reasons, and cost was probably one of them. Moonee Valley now plans to adopt the model which has made the Hong Kong International Races such a success, with foreign runners handpicked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/739582/hk-model-adopted-woo-cox-plate-raiders
  8. Pataca set for another shot at Presvis

    Posted Apr 08th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... 14 runners when the invited runners were announced but the main event will lose nothing for that, with six overseas runners in a race where the visitors have more often held sway than not. 'I'm delighted at the high quality of the selected runners for both events,' said Bill Nader, the club's racing director yesterday. 'Seasoned Group One stars from six countries ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/710811/pataca-set-another-shot-presvis
  9. Specialist earns crack at HK Derby

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... seeks a fourth Derby win to equal Brian Kan Ping-chee's record. Moore may have the numbers but David Ferraris-trained Sweet Orange, the joint top-rated runner, remained the name on most ... subsequently won international Group One events.' The 2012 edition of Hong Kong's favourite race will feature both the lowest top-rated runners and the lowest bottom-rated horse since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/994782/specialist-earns-crack-hk-derby
  10. 'Memory didn't have chance to prove himself'

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Beadman) after spending much of the home straight looking for ways out of the maze created around him by rival jockeys. First Beadman, then Prebble kept California Memory fenced in behind runners ... there's a good chance that Matthew would still ride the horse,' Cruz said. Chadwick said he had opportunities to come out from inside runners, but they came too early in the race. 'The ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/985448/memory-didnt-have-chance-prove-himself

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