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  1. Positive swab for Cruz runner

    Posted Nov 21st 2003, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The pressure facing Silent Witness' trainer Tony Cruz in the build-up to tomorrow's international trial meeting at Sha Tin took on a new dimension yesterday when stewards informed him one of his horses had returned a positive swab. D ...

  2. History tells us to hedge our bets

    Posted Oct 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... racing two months later and those runners who did have a role at HKIR were either comfortably held on October 1 or took a different path to their main goals. What that tells us is there is a lot ... will carve a record as the best horse yet produced here, but there are reasons to wonder whether such a view is indeed ambitious. For one thing, the horse was most likely the fittest runner ...

  3. Kingdom remains a key player

    Posted Jan 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 124 rating in 2008 and 122 in 2009 in taking the race. California Memory was Hong Kong's third-rated runner, with his Hong Kong Cup earning a 120 rating- the same rating given to Snow ...

  4. Beauty Flash can make HK proud at Yasuda Kinen

    Posted Jun 06th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... of not meeting any home town champions. Perhaps a Japanese runner like Reach The Crown will emerge from this race as a new star, but the weight of opinion in Tokyo is that there is no Daiwa Major, ... open wide enough for one of the Hong Kong runners in what is an open contest. Provided Coetzee bounces him out and puts him on the speed, Beauty Flash ticks all the boxes as a major winning ...

  5. Sprinters' battle for honours still a wide open race

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... victory to secure sprinter of the year honours- add in Joy And Fun's HKSAR Chief Executive's Cup and he is already the most highly achieved short-course runner this term. A second win ...

  6. Prebble and Kingdom part ways after defeat

    Posted May 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Poon-fai and owner Sin Kang-yuk will look for a change of rider as they pursue a record-equalling 18th win with their star galloper. The Tony Cruz-trained front-runner Multiglory landed the Group Two prize, but all attention was on Prebble and the long-odds on the champ as he became strung up trying to squeeze between runners, before eventually hooking to the outside to run second, ...

  7. HKIR shrugged off potential negatives

    Posted Dec 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... performance and that of dead-heat third Red Cadeaux have shone a light on future options for Melbourne Cup runners. It is difficult to escape the thought that Snow Fairy would have been superior ...

  8. Tokyo coup Ultra special for HK

    Posted Oct 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... stealing a winning break up the rise to prevail in a nail-biting finish over Centaur Stakes winner Dasher Go Go. The runner-up was later relegated to fourth for causing interference to San Carlo ... is that he has to keep racing Sacred Kingdom at home. 'We really love sushi though, so perhaps we will keep coming.' Ultra Fantasy was the forgotten runner in yesterday's event- won ...

  9. Happy Zero to take different route for glory

    Posted Nov 24th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... supplementary entry ahead of tomorrow's announcement of the invited runners for the four international races on December 13. With a decision pending on whether Inspiration will take a rest after ... And Fun) and Tony Cruz (Medic Power) both believing their runners had been unlucky. 'Unfortunately, Joy And Fun is a 1,400m horse and doesn't quite get the mile in the top company ...

  10. First-time blinkers can get ageing Kingdom back in winning mood

    Posted May 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... front-runner, but is dropping back from an attempted Derby campaign and is a query against the top graders- especially with speedy Leading City likely to give him little peace in the run. The John ...




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