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  1. Sport - Racing

    'Massive' sympathy for Doleuze as Whyte grabs Derby ride

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Connections stick with winning combo, leaving unlucky Frenchman with stable's second string Champion Douglas Whyte was yesterday confirmed as the rider of BMW Hong Kong Derby ... in the Derby, with the Frenchman to pilot the horse in a barrier trial on Friday. If Doleuze does ride Gold-Fun then Umberto Rispoli will ride Gibson's third runner, Mizani, who trialled yesterday ...

  2. Honest Lucky Forever could spring surprise if given Derby chance

    Posted Jan 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Lucky Forever might have to sneak up on the Hong Kong Derby quietly in the coming weeks, but that's the way the under-rated four-year-old has always done things. The Sean ... Doleuze smiled later and enthused about Lucky Forever, if not necessarily as a Derby prospect, then as a prospect in general. 'He's only a small horse but he has a very big heart, he ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    After a roller-coaster ride, Doleuze lands on Gold-Fun

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Frenchman had crack at all three of Gibson's horses for Derby and picks versatile winner After a roller-coaster ride, Doleuze lands on Gold-Fun The jockey merry-go-around has come full circle for Olivier Doleuze. After having had first shot at all three of Richard Gibson's BMW Hong Kong Derby runners, the Frenchman is happy to end up ...

  4. Doleuze steps aside for Ho to take one for team

    Posted Jan 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a dirt-track double and revealed a Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby hopeful at Sha Tin. After all of Gibson's 13 wins, he has deflected praise on to others, whether it's jockeys, trackwork ... seventh, beaten 21/2 lengths by Business As Usual as a 'sound Hong Kong debut'. Rated on 95 before yesterday, Gibson has options as he moves to the Group One Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby ...

  5. HK stars flop badly in soggy conditions

    Posted Apr 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... at least salvaged something from the day as Olivier Doleuze surged to an emotional and dominant Macau Derby victory. After the hosts dominated the first leg at Sha Tin, the roles were reversed ... of ground.' Doleuze took full advantage of the on-pace trend and bounced Elderly Paradise to the front from gate two in the HK$2.6 million Derby, before bursting away to a stunning 12-length margin ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Gibson gives little away as to classy Mizani's plans

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Gibson gives little away as to classy Mizani's plans The Richard Gibson-trained Mizani made it two from two and kept his BMW Hong Kong Derby hopes looking good in the Shek Mun Handicap (1,600m) but there was an air of caution from both trainer and jockey after the narrow victory. Gibson has three serious Derby prospects in the yard, ...

  7. Doleuze can triumph

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Oddsmakers have rounded up the usual suspects and declared tonight's Jockey Challenge another match race between Brett Prebble ($2.65) and Douglas Whyte ($3), but Olivier Doleuze waits in the shadows to eclipse them both at a generous $5. Fresh from winning the Macau Derby in Taipa on Sunday, the Frenchman will kick-start the programme on Mega Castle, White Hart King ...

  8. Green Treasure will become a top-class miler: Doleuze

    Posted Apr 25th 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The cards finally fell properly for Green Treasure as the Derek Cruz-trained gelding added more weight to the Hong Kong Derby form and further established himself as a horse ... has not been lucky lately. In the Derby a lot of things went wrong but he finished fifth and you see how strong that race was, and last time he was held up in the mile.' Cruz, who won ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Chang eyes Dubai riches for Rich Tapestry

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Chang eyes Dubai riches for Rich Tapestry Rich Tapestry was purchased for the Hong Kong Derby, but it turned out the horse's best attribute was speed not stamina. Yesterday the five-year-old claimed some high-profile scalps in the Group Two Sprint Cup and could now be headed on an overseas campaign to take advantage of the horse's dirt track ...

  10. Mascot fitness worry opens door for fast-finishing Birdie

    Posted Feb 17th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The fitness cloud surrounding Helene Mascot may provide a window of opportunity for his rivals in today's Group Two Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby Trial, and one ... to be admirably suited to the extra 200m of the Derby Trial. But today's are not normal circumstances. Helene Mascot has been suffering from corns on his feet and did not gallop for eight days, from ...




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