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  1. Sprint Cup has scope to become an international

    Posted May 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... notwithstanding that the BMW Champions Mile on Sunday was the strongest yet. Of the stars from the World Cup meeting in Dubai, the winners anyone would most actively have pursued for this race would have been Cityscape and African Story and both were here. The Queen Mother Memorial Cup, as a 2,400m handicap, doesn't have the right profile to become an international, unless ...

  2. QE II Cup is the biggest win of my career, says Rispoli

    Posted Apr 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... II Cup win on Rulership yesterday. Rispoli had won his only ride on the Katsuhiko Sumii-trained stayer during a contract in Japan and was six weeks into his Hong Kong contract last month ... on his wish list of subsequent targets. Trainer Caspar Fownes will head to the Singapore International Airlines Cup with second-placed Thumbs Up (Brett Prebble), who simply had no answer ...

  3. How to restore QE II Cup's lustre?

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... made both the QE II and Champions Mile that much more unattractive, and the spring internationals have gone the way of the Japan Cup and just look too hard to win. Going back to the December ... and Kranji has been mentioned as a target for the World Cup winner, Monterosso. Perhaps it's for the extra time to get over the strains of Dubai or perhaps with the knowledge that, ...

  4. Ambitious Dragon can prove superstar status in QE II Cup

    Posted May 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken Ambitious Dragon tossed aside some history in winning the Derby in March and he can repeat the dose in the HK$14 million Audemars Piguet QE II Cup at Sha Tin today. In what ... have been the order of the day for both Ambitious Dragon and for California Memory, who posted perhaps the quickest finishing section for a 2,000m win at Sha Tin when he closed out the Gold Cup ...

  5. Cape Blanco lifts QEII Cup to another level

    Posted Apr 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken Sha Tin will host the strongest HK$14 million Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup on May 1, with Aidan O'Brien-trained Cape Blanco set to become the highest-rated horse ... Japanese Dubai Duty Free winner Admire Moon when he finished third to Viva Pataca in the 2006 QEII Cup, and the Irish horse heads the five international and nine local invitees. Cape Blanco comes ...

  6. Have the time of your life at the QE II Cup

    Posted Apr 29th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... The horsepower at Sha Tin for the Audemars Piguet QE II Cup today is awesome, but seconds aren't good enough. Good hands and the right engineering will win the gold. The winners of the world's ... for the Hong Kong Cup and it's in the hands of Anthony Delpech. Things didn't work out last December and Delpech and Ferraris would probably like a time machine to go back and draw the gates ...

  7. Classy field should make QE II Cup a special occasion

    Posted Apr 18th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken As usual, they all have to get here in one piece and run, but the Audemars Piguet QE II Cup is shaping as the best renewal of the event and as good a race as has probably been run in Hong Kong. Only the 2003 Hong Kong Cup won by Falbrav over Rakti and Elegant Fashion comes to mind as a better race, though perhaps more in the actuality of it than in the offing. ...

  8. California Memory out to claim bragging rights

    Posted Feb 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... upset of Ambitious Dragon and capture back-to-back Citibank Hong Kong Gold Cups. California Memory announced his arrival as a legitimate Group One horse in last year's Gold Cup, the Tony ... Derby on his way to Horse of the Year honours, he beat his rival into second in the Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup (2,000m). The pair have clashed three times and Ambitious Dragon holds ...

  9. Changes for QE II Cup day can work

    Posted Apr 26th 2006, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Not since 1997 had the QE II Cup had to stand alone as the sole feature race on its day, so Sunday's crowd of over 35,000 has to be regarded as a positive result after easily bettering 2003 and 2004. From 1998 to 2001, QE II Cup day also featured the Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup and from 2001 to 2004, the Chairman's Sprint Prize, while the Champions ...

  10. Sambuca replaces Pellegrino in QEII Cup

    Posted Apr 13th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... into the field for the $14 million Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup on Sunday week. Sambuca replaces American contender Pellegrino, who reportedly experienced a rise in body temperature over ... of international racing, Gary Tanaka, who will still have a formidable QEII representation with reigning World Series champion Epalo and last year's Hong Kong Cup third placegetter, Touch Of Land. ...




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