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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. 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 ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. Pearl shaping up well for QE II Cup

    Posted Apr 05th 2005, 12:00am by Clint Hutchison

    ... Clint Hutchison The local contingent, and in particular Vengeance Of Rain, took a major boost ahead of this month's Group One Audemars Piguet QE II Cup (2,000 metres) with the dominant performance of Russian Pearl on Sunday. The Tony Cruz-trained galloper landed the HSBC Premier Cup (race 506) over 1,800 metres in sheer ease by beating high quality opposition. ...

  9. Fashion gets the call for QE-II Cup

    Posted Apr 15th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Sha Tin on Sunday week. The chance came because of the defection of top Irish middle-distance filly Alexander Goldrun, who was withdrawn by trainer Jim ... third and fifth in her last two races. She now is in a position where we can consider running in the Queen Mother Memorial Cup [2,400m] after the QE-II.' Elegant Fashion is in her final ...

  10. Lady Luck courted by jockeys, trainers in hunt for QEII Cup

    Posted Apr 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle In horse racing, like life, you can have the best pedigree, the best preparation and the best people around you, but often the only thing that gets you over the line first is a little luck. This is particularly true when you are racing in a field as strong as the lineup for the Audemars Piguet QEII Cup at Sha Tin on Sunday. Little wonder, then, that the owners, trainers ...




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