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  1. Gelding saves himself from compulsory retirement

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken The good news for trainer David Ferraris was that his good run continued with Metrevelli winning at the bottom of Class Five- the bad news was that the gelding probably saved himself from compulsory retirement and will be sticking around next season. Or was it bad news? 'Actually, he's such a massive horse- he's 17 hands- that he could just be a late ...

  2. There's a long way to go for out-and-out stayer

    Posted May 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox David Ferraris was left lamenting the lack of 2,200m events at Sha Tin after Tres Magnifique scored his first local victory, and the five-year-old is unlikely to ever live up to his reputation. 'He would stay the Burma Road,' Ferraris said. 'The 2,200m helped because he stays so well. In any race over distance, he is just one-paced all the way and plugs ...

  3. Relieved Ferraris knows he has turned a corner

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com David Ferraris is having a season he would prefer to forget, but at least he won't have to front Hong Kong Jockey Club officials at the end of the term and has something to look forward to in the future with two promising four-year-olds he unleashed yesterday. Ferraris reached the performance benchmark of 13 wins for the season ...

  4. Bear Hero ready for first-up crack

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox David Ferraris says Bear Hero is over the setbacks suffered on a disastrous first overseas trip and is confident the crack colt is up to a challenging first-up assignment at Sha Tin. Bear Hero hasn't raced since a disappointing 21-length last in the Group One Coolmore Stakes in Melbourne in late October and tackles 1,400m for the first time tomorrow. ...

  5. Glowing Bear Hero faces tough task

    Posted Oct 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox Trainer David Ferraris admits finding a 'chink in the armour' of Australian superstar Sepoy is nearly impossible, but says he has Bear Hero glowing ahead of the colt's hit-and-run mission in tomorrow's Coolmore Stakes (1,200m) at Flemington. Bear Hero- last season's champion griffin- has travelled Down Under for a one-off Group One assignment, ...

  6. Long wait over as Mikado scores for proud Ferraris

    Posted Oct 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com If revenge is indeed a dish best served cold, then trainer David Ferraris won't have minded the extra 20 minutes he had to wait on top of the full 12 months connections of Chater Mikado had already held out for the gelding's first local win in the Ap Lei Chau Handicap (1,200m). The year of waiting can be put down to troublesome hoof ...

  7. Elegance Desire ready to blossom

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Phillip Woo

    ... Handicap. The five-year-old returned after a laser throat surgery following his November run and David Ferraris has only given him steady pieces. Darpana was not suited by the slow pace, but came ...

  8. Ferraris starting to pick up speed

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com The hot run continued for trainer David Ferraris last night as he claimed the Sports Club Diamond Jubilee Challenge Cup with Imperial Rome and added further weight to the claims of a new Happy Valley specialist sire. Ferraris has battled for much of the season, with the well-publicised issue of construction work across his Sha Tin Olympic ...

  9. Lloyd extinguishes rivals to lead Dragon Boy to glory

    Posted Dec 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... doesn't quicken easily. If he can get to the front then he is hard to grind down.' Trainer David Ferraris was full of praise for his long-time associate and the engineer of Dragon Boy's ...

  10. Easy kill as Bear Hero lives up to short price

    Posted May 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Patrick Allen The Jockey Club took their corporate motto of 'Racing For Charity' to a new extreme, and employees were forced to open up the Sha Tin vault to pay out punters after griffin winner Bear Hero was backed to below the minimum dividend in the four-horse opener. David Ferraris and Weichong Marwing combined for another easy kill with their talented two-year-old, ...




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