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  1. Sacred Kingdom makes mockery of record

    Posted Apr 01st 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... made it four wins from four starts and was not knocked around by jockey Danny Nikolic to register the sensational time of 54.6 seconds. The previous course record stood to the credit ... exciting, unbeaten speed machine Sacred Kingdom minced the Sha Tin 1,000-metres course record yesterday. Odds-on favourite Sacred Kingdom, having his first start for 70 days, always had the HK$1.6 ...

  2. O'Reilly Magic and Vanquish Delight primed to dazzle

    Posted Oct 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a comfortable?-length win over Noble De Lago in the second all-weather track heat (1,200m). The son of O'Reilly only has one win (over tonight's course and distance) from eight starts to his credit ... the famous colours of Peter Law Kin-sang- came solid at the back end of last season, winning two races- one over this course and distance and the other over 2,200m. Meanwhile, Marco Chui Kwan-lai ...

  3. Gibson eyes feature with Great Renown

    Posted Dec 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the Chinese Manufacturers Association Of Hong Kong Cup (1,650m) at Happy Valley tonight. Of course, it would not technically be Gibson's first trophy as he has two Hong Kong Vases to his credit ... from 80 runners, Gibson broke the ice with Great Renown in September and the six-year-old probably should be unbeaten in three runs for the yard over this course. He put up a big effort ...

  4. HK flexes its racing muscle

    Posted Dec 24th 2003, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Colonial Chief was trained by Singapore's seven-times champion trainer Ivan Allan, who would be invited to move his training business to Hong Kong a few years later. Allan, of course, has brought enormous credit to Hong Kong as its leading international trainer- the first Hong Kong-based trainer ever to win an overseas Group One race when he dared to take Fairy King Prawn to Tokyo ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Getting results for owners of moderate horses a dying art

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... to the yards battling it out to get to their performance benchmarks: Andy Leung Ting-wah provided more Class Five runners last season than Size has in five seasons. Of course, Goal And Gold has been a unique animal just getting to the wrong end of the handicap, since the handicapper generally credits the yard's runners with greater powers than they might actually possess. They are dropped ...

  6. Comment - Blogs

    'Wacky Races' makes its way to Sha Tin

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 06:52pm by Michael Cox

    ... Give Angland extra credit for his first explorer status, but heading to the outside when the rail is in the C+3 position is nothing new, although it happens more on rain-affected days when ... day. Christophe Soumillon got a mention a few times last Saturday, with many recalling his daring effort on Good Ba Ba in a Class Three in 2006. Of course we had to have the outlier – when ...

  7. All looks well for Hayes team

    Posted Jan 30th 2005, 12:00am by Clint Hutchison

    ... a creditable seventh to Phoenix Reach in the Hong Kong Vase. His record over the course and distance is solid with two wins and a minor place from five starts, and if he isn't pressured ... Beethoven on his first and only attempt over today's course and distance. His best display came on International Day when finishing second to Palette Natural over 1,800m in the Dublin Handicap. ...

  8. Tracks are great, but bias rears its head

    Posted Mar 26th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Full, and long overdue, credit to the Jockey Club staff in charge of the tracks- punters here rarely have to deal with that scourge of racetracks in many parts of the world, track bias. Apart from the obvious idiosyncrasies fundamental to Happy Valley- and even some sort of miracle has been wrought on the dreaded C+3 course to take the venom out of its hot rail ...

  9. Handicappers must give private purchases a fair crack of the whip

    Posted Sep 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and finished fourth in the Group One AJC Sires' Produce Stakes (Gr 1). He was marked on a 95 rating and won at his fourth local start. But that was March, when the weight-for-age scale credits a three-year-old with having improved nine pounds since September. It turned out, of course, that Absolute Champion became the record-breaking winner of last year's Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint, ...

  10. Mosse bags the grand slam and gives credit to HK's talent pool

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Punters latched onto the pace angle too, and the Tony Cruz-trained runner was the major firmer in win and place betting as tickets flowed into scanners all over the course. Melbourne Cup winner ...




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