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  1. HK Derby looks to be best ever

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

    ... Murray Bell With the stunning success of international day a mere 10 days behind us, next year's $14 million Hong Kong Derby is shaping as potentially the best ever. In what is clearly a ringing support for both the Jockey Club's replacement permit policy and its broad support for upgrading the quality of horses, the early Derby picture looks about as competitive ...

  2. Derby on the agenda for classy private-purchase colt Saturn

    Posted Sep 05th 2003, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Former Jockey Club chairman Alan Li Fook-sum has bought high-class galloper Saturn from England, with the stated aim of capturing next year's $14 million Hong Kong Derby. Saturn, with a rating of 113, will be the second-highest rated private purchase for the year, behind Roosevelt, third in the Irish Derby, who has joined the David Oughton yard. Saturn was prepared by Michael ...

  3. Raider's in pole position as the Derby market heats up

    Posted Nov 18th 2003, 12:00am by Clint Hutchison

    ... Clint Hutchison Even at this early stage of the season the signs are there that the 2004 Derby is going to be the best yet. Several candidates have been performing exceptionally well this term, not the least of them being Raider, who finished third in The Asia World's City International Cup Trial (Race 188). Over the same distance as the Derby (2,000 metres) and against ...

  4. Sir Paul Chater's controversial Derby

    Posted Nov 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... On Derby Day in 1915 the Governor, Sir Henry May, racing as 'Mr Tierce', provided the biggest upset of the day when his Dunrobin won the Lusitano Cup to pay $98.50. 'The ... interest.' The Derby went to Sir Paul Chater's Perfection Dahlia in controversial circumstances: '... it was obvious in the running that Sir Paul's jockeys were keeping a watchful eye ...

  5. Super Kid 'shows he's good enough' for Derby

    Posted Nov 16th 2003, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell John Size declared four-year-old Super Kid a potential Derby horse after the New Zealand private purchase triumphed at his second Hong Kong start in the final event yesterday. ... Hong Kong Derby (Group One, 1, 2000m) next March. 'I thought he might still be a bit new and you only have to look at him to know he's not fully fit yet, but I was pretty confident ...

  6. Everton in good shape for derby challenge

    Posted Aug 30th 2003, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... Liverpool's lead over local rivals is no longer assured, and the big three can't bank on a winning weekend The tide may be turning on Merseyside, and improving Everton can reinforce that impression today by winning the live televised clash with ...

  7. Yang the star of 'German derby'

    Posted Jul 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... The much-hyped battle last night between the two Chinese national team players on their return from Germany's Bundesliga went decidedly in the favour of Yang Chen who scored after just four minutes of his debut for Shenzhen Jianlibao. Yang, in his fi ...

  8. Elegant Fashion can prove International credentials

    Posted Nov 15th 2003, 12:00am by Clint Hutchison

    ... Clint Hutchison Derby winning mare Elegant Fashion gets her chance to prove herself as the leading local contender for the Hong Kong Cup in December by taking out the $3 million ... opposition in the Champions & Chater Cup (Gr 1, 2,400m) at the end of last season. Tony Cruz has potential Derby contender Raider entered, the gelding bidding to make amends for a disappointing ...

  9. Magic Mail almost ready to deliver

    Posted Dec 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Clint Hutchison

    ... candidates for next year's Hong Kong Derby. Magic Mail, runner-up in the second heat, has been working strongly in recent weeks. He caught the eye in a recent turf gallop and clearly has made ... the wire. The Victoria Derby minor placegetter looks in tremendous condition and appears to have settled better in his work. Hayes has been patient with the quality import, who should be notching ...

  10. Hayes raves about classy Beethoven

    Posted Sep 07th 2003, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Tin yesterday. 'He is good enough to be thinking about the Hong Kong Derby and I think we're looking at a horse who is going to go through his classes the way that horses like All ... at $14.50. 'After they won their maiden, they each charged up through the ratings and Beethoven will too. I think there's plenty of time to have him ready for the Derby.'He will need ...




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