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  1. Sport - Racing

    To run or not to run: that is Ho's Derby question for Flame Hero

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 12:51am by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... Andrew Hawkins andrew.hawkins@scmp.com To run or not: Ho's Derby question for Hero Peter Ho Leung has until tomorrow morning to decide if Flame Hero will be a late entry for the BMW ... a HK$160,000 late entry fee, but the prizemoney he won today will cover it." If Ho does decide to run Flame Hero in the Derby, he will be out to emulate Collection (2008) and Akeed Mofeed (2013), ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    Country Charm makes mockery of 90-1 odds

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Country Charm makes mockery of 90-1 odds David Hall-trained Country Charm hasn't exactly been the pin-up horse for punters but his ability hasn't ... said he didn't think Country Charm was fast enough. "I just said do your best and as you saw, he was plenty fast enough. "There's no doubting his ability to win races, ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    Military Attack to run in Dubai World Cup while Blazing Speed heads to Duty Free

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 12:43pm by Alan Aitken

    ... will saddle up Blazing Speed, Dominant (Sheema Classic), Sterling City (Golden Shaheen), Amber Sky and Joy And Fun (Al Quoz Sprint). In addition, Rich Tapestry runs at Super Saturday this weekend ...

  4. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Reading minds won't help assess Sha Tin form

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 08:27pm by Alan Aitken

    ... in getting towards the outside rail in the straight. One run which did stand out was You Read My Mind 's effort for second to G-One Leader in the Class Three cup race, as the gelding might have been in the best part of the straight but he did plenty of work in the run. From the outside gate, he was sent forward early in order to cross the field and lead on the rail to the home turn, ...

  5. Cross-over events taking their toll on Class Three

    Posted Jun 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the cross-over 65-60 bracket, will bypass the Class Three races for which they are eligible either because they have just taken the chance to run in an extended Class Four or because they see one coming ... in the 700 events run, with 20 of those Class Fours 65-40 extended-band races, 10 under the 'special conditions' heading like tonight's fourth race for horses who have not won ...

  6. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Kiwi import will be a future Friend for punters

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 10:13pm by Alan Aitken

    ... form worth following in the near future. Yes, it was a fast run time but it was difficult to get a read on the real worth of the time, as the Class Three was the only straight race of the day ... across from his inside draw to win under a big weight and not getting much of a breather in running. And jockey Joao Moreira later suggested the win was value for even better than it looked ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Size extends his championship lead after scoring a treble

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 10:22pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Size said. "His ability got him where he is quite quickly, and he would have got to Class Two too soon if he'd got there three runs ago. I'm happier heading to a higher grade with him now that he's had that extra racing experience." Sichuan Exec's record now reads four wins from 10 starts after Moreira also crossed from a wide draw to find the rail early ...

  8. From gun draw, it's Country Magic's night at the Valley

    Posted May 06th 2008, 12:00am by John Bell

    ... John Bell The capable Country Magic looks like being gifted an easy lead in the final leg of tomorrow night's Triple Trio at Happy Valley and he should have no trouble in returning ... effort to run second to the promising Lollipop, who controlled the race from the front. With the advantage of gate one, apprentice Marco Chui Kwan-lai should be able to find the lead ...

  9. Comment - Blogs

    Forget BC and AD- Moreira ensures it's now BM and AM

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 07:19pm by Michael Cox

    ... affected. Stewards are more flustered than a cross-eyed air traffic controller trying to keep Moreira’s wayward riding in check, and professional punters are trying to weigh up the value of his ... of his presence. To be fair, Purton looks rejuvenated as the weather warms up and he may yet give his Brazilian rival a run for his money, but even the Australian admits this championship is all ...

  10. Connections keen on royal ascot test for fast-rising country music

    Posted Feb 28th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Hong Kong could potentially have a new international sprinting ambassador in the wake of Country Music running such a sterling second to unbeaten Silent Witness. The Australian-bred four-year-old has now run up the straight 1,000-metre course seven times for three wins and four seconds- two of those behind the all-conquering Witness in Group One, weight-for-age races. ...




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