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  1. Irian is right on target for the Derby- Moore

    Posted Jan 25th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby hopeful Irian. The handsome German-bred colt was all the buzz on his first appearance and started a $28 favourite before having to settle for fifth to stablemate Sunny King ... have expected him to be totally hard fit first-up like that. He was fit enough to win if the race broke for him, but the Derby is his mission and there's plenty of improvement left,' ...

  2. Quirky Liberator's kinks ironed out

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby and then runner-up at Happy Valley over 1,800m two weeks ago, finished the 2,200m indicated the mile-and-a-half of the Group Three on May 6 won't be a problem, ...

  3. Cruz's magic touch to pay huge dividends with Danesis

    Posted Jun 08th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... record of any of the 24 trainers at headquarters. And the recent trials and trackwork from Danesis shows he is primed for the occasion. Danesis gained a place in the Mercedes Benz Hong Kong Derby ...

  4. On the Rails

    Posted Nov 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... in the current climate is almost a loss. Maybe it wasn't only eWin. Poor old Happy Valley was once the centre of the racing universe, where the Derby and Group One Cups were run- actually ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Lai's spirit soars after surviving earlier tumble

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... in a better race with a light weight or if he makes the improvement to be up to a better grade." Moore sent out two horses hopeful of being late qualifiers for the BMW Hong Kong Derby ... just knocked up late to finish fourth and he'll be much fitter for that. If he had a draw, he'd have run second and would probably be in the Derby field. I'd like to see him ...

  6. Beadman to undergo surgery on cheekbone

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for the big races, including the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby on March 18. An apparent back flip by owners means Damien Oliver will not ride the Moore-trained Admiration in the Queen's Silver ...

  7. Whyte's card packed with winning chances

    Posted Mar 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Ten rides, with nine of them being legitimate winning chances, makes Douglas Whyte a logical and worthy favourite to win his second Jockey Challenge in the space of a week at Sha Tin on Derby day. Even though he will probably concede his major Challenge market rival Darren Beadman ($4.50) a 'free kick' in the Derby where the Aussie rides hot favourite ...

  8. Sport - Racing - AUSTRALIA

    Beadman bows to the warnings of doctors

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... the Hong Kong International Bowl twice, Champions Mile twice, Hong Kong Sprint, Derby, Gold Cup (three times), Queen's Silver Jubilee and Champions & Chater Cup. As an apprentice ...

  9. Aussie Beadman to have a field day

    Posted Mar 18th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... of our top local riders who can claim the honour. Beadman will hit town for the Derby meeting in peak form, having won yesterday's Group One Coolmore Classic for Gai Waterhouse on the highly ... to ride at today's meeting because it's Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby day, when the licensing committee allows owners to fly in top international riders for the big occasion. Beadman, ...

  10. Bringing in a pinch hitter has its restrictions

    Posted Feb 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... permitted for an owner to bring in any rider he wished for a Group One race. The 'new' policy allows you to bring whoever you like, for the six international races plus the Derby ...




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