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  1. Chow dies three days after Derby success

    Posted Mar 19th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The Hong Kong Derby story took on a tragic postscript yesterday with the news that Chow Nam, owner of last weekend's classic hero Vengeance Of Rain, died on Wednesday during a visit to Dongguan in Guangdong province. David Ferraris, who trained Vengeance Of Rain to that memorable Derby triumph, received the tragic news in a telephone call from Chow's son, ...

  2. Collection leaves all but Mascot in his wake

    Posted Mar 25th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby hero Collection fulfilled the promise with a sparkling win in the classic but the loud accolades for Darren Beadman's 'George Moore ... weight-for-age races such as the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup and Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup. On standardised times, only one modern Derby winner has gone better- Helene Mascot- and even ...

  3. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Akeed Mofeed 'can be a superstar'

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com QE II Cup is his biggest test, but trainer Gibson believes it's only a matter of time before his Hong Kong Derby hero will rule the roost Akeed Mofeed 'can be a superstar' Akeed Mofeed may have already fulfilled his destiny and become a prince by winning this year's BMW Hong Kong Derby, but trainer Richard Gibson believes it is just ...

  4. Vengeance given top rating

    Posted Mar 15th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Vengeance Of Rain, brilliant winner of the $14 million Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby on Sunday, has been rated on par with last year's classic hero, Lucky Owners, as the best Derby winners of modern times. The Hong Kong Derby has been decided at 2,000 metres for only six years and in that time, the Tony Cruz-trained Lucky Owners has returned the highest rating, ...

  5. Viva Pataca's chance to be a world beater

    Posted Apr 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Victory tomorrow would put Derby hero in same league as Vengeance Of Rain He's the horse hailed by superstar jockey Christophe Soumillon as 'our next international champion'. He's the horse who won the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby in a canter after slicing through his rivals like a hot knife through butter. And he's now captain of the Hong Kong ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Top mares to continue rivalry in QE II Cup

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... winner; the horse he beat there, California Memory; and recent Gold Cup winner Military Attack. Richard Gibson has not been afraid to throw Derby winner Akeed Mofeed in the deep end, and he is one of three four-year-olds invited, along with Ashkiyr and, curiously, Crackerjack, who could not make the field for the Derby but has been considered good enough for this harder event. Meanwhile, ...

  7. Vengeance sizzles

    Posted Apr 17th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Hong Kong Derby hero Vengeance of Rain (outside) goes through his paces with Anthony Delpech on board. The David Ferraris-trained galloper gave fair warning of his prospects ... I actually think it was a better piece of work than his course proper gallop before the Derby.' ...

  8. Cruz hopes Collection can step up

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby for trainer John Moore and added the Citibank Hong Kong Gold Cup the following season. A suspensory ligament injury kept Collection sidelined for more than 12 months ...

  9. At set-weights, Pataca looks a tough nut to crack in Cup Trial

    Posted Nov 07th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... improvement. Jackpot Delight was runner-up to Helene Mascot in the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby in March, and confirmed his class with a fighting second to Armada in the Group Two Chairman's ...

  10. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Memory served correctly by owner's lucky draw

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Douglas Whyte to repeat his Derby-winning tactics. "We're very lucky. We've got a very professional racehorse. A lot of these international races are run below standard time, and it is likely to be similar to the Derby," he said. Three-handed John Moore's draw was mixed but positive on balance, with gate three for Gold Cup winner Military Attack, five for Irian ...




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