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  1. Sport - Racing

    Lucky Nine set to steal limelight from Derby

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Lucky Nine set to steal limelight from Derby The Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup threatens to overshadow the BMW Hong Kong Derby on March 17 after trainer ... the gelding opposed to dual Horse Of The Year Ambitious Dragon and Stewards' Cup winner Glorious Days in the Group One contest on Derby Day in the final leg of the Speed Series treble. "He ...

  2. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Hong Kong Derby hopefuls to show their worth

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Leading trainers are eyeing the most coveted domestic prize of all in March and will unveil their top chances in tomorrow's prep race Derby hopefuls to show their worth The chequebook challenge of the BMW Hong Kong Derby begins in earnest tomorrow as four Derby-winning trainers unveil their primary classic hopefuls in the final race at Sha ...

  3. Derby trio prove classic had great pedigree

    Posted Apr 09th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell If the 2008 Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby was to truly be worthy of the sobriquet 'Derby of the Decade', then the form had to stand up, and the evidence from ... after clawing 3/4 lengths off him in the final 200 metres. Dao Dao appeared to not fully stay the 2,000m of the Derby and weakened to finish seventh, beaten the significant margin of six ...

  4. Fownes hopes to emulate father's HK Derby glory

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... is poised to match one of the few achievements the old man still has over him- a Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby win. Fownes, 41, has already taken a championship title that eluded Lawrie, won ... as he can be that I even have four runners and he told me that's a great achievement just in itself, but it would be great to have my name there as a Derby winner, too,' Fownes said. ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Racing Digest- February 16, 2014

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 10:31pm

    ... Derby contender puts campaign in doubt again with track antics Expensive four-year-old Vanilla broke away riderless pre-race for the second time in a fortnight and set trainer Caspar Fownes a puzzle to get him to the Derby. The gelding's rating probably gets him into the Derby, but he is now on the stewards' watch list. Yesterday, he was collected and took his place ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Fownes knows he can pull it off with Best Show

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Fownes insists his pair can get their act together Caspar Fownes didn't have a runner in last year's Derby and has what could best be described ... was charging before whenever the pace slowed. Seeing him do that was very encouraging- it was a mile but they couldn't possibly go any slower in the Derby than they went that night and he ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Rainbow Chic 'going places'

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

    ... and one-quarter lengths short of his ultimate goal, the BMW Hong Kong Derby, last month, but gained some consolation with an impressive Class Two victory yesterday and will get another crack at Group-race glory next week - leaving his trainer Caspar Fownes with a conundrum. After showing an impressive turn of foot to put away a field that included four of his Derby rivals over 1,800m, proving ...

  8. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Rainbow Chic shows marked progress

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 12:00am by Phillip Woo

    ... come out of the meeting delighted with the performance of his Derby hopeful Rainbow Chic in the Class One Cheong Ming Handicap over the extended Valley mile. Rainbow Chic arrived from France ... was still a mile out of his ground when turning for home and turned the jets on to take third in the final few metres, clocking a sterling final split in 21.57. In a 2013 Derby that looks ...

  9. Fownes tips Lightning Star to grab limelight

    Posted Mar 12th 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... by gambling tycoon Stanley Ho Hung-sun specifically for the Derby, had form in Australia to rival Grand Zulu and is proven at the 2,000 metres distance, but Fownes said the gelding had literally been ... the Derby with jockey Craig Williams in the same colours Gerald Mosse wore to win the race on Super Fit for Lawrie Fownes 11 years ago. 'I seriously think he can run a blinder and finish ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Rainbow Chic can profit from draw

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... tests on Sunday at Sha Tin - not least in the middle pin of the Triple Trio - with half the field coming off unplaced runs in the Group One Hong Kong Derby. We will get a chance to see how accurate those "world's richest Class Two" jibes were, in an actual Class Two contest, with five horses backing up from the Derby and coming back to 1,800m. The Caspar Fownes-trained ...




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