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  1. 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. ...

  2. Clash of the titans

    Posted Mar 21st 2004, 12:00am by Clint Hutchison

    ... Clint Hutchison Hong Kong Mile hero Lucky Owners can see off arch-rival Tiber and field of stars in Derby showdown for the ages Lucky Owners can cement his reputation as Hong Kong's newest international star by seeing off the best Classic field ever assembled here in this afternoon's $14 million Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby. Although nine of the 14 runners have ...

  3. Lucky Nine is a world star in the making

    Posted Jan 24th 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... brought with it some baggage as the temptation for connections must be to press on through the set weights races over 1,800m and then the 2,000m of the Derby with Hong Kong's highest-rated ... that path? I'll leave that to Caspar but I won't be getting off him.' Fownes said he would make an entry for Lucky Nine in the renamed Derby Trial over 1,800m- the Hong Kong Classic ...

  4. Green Birdie comes good at the right time

    Posted Feb 18th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Four-year-old finally lives up to his promise, but Fownes knows Mascot is the one for the Derby The Caspar Fownes-trained Green Birdie produced the right run on the right day to win yesterday's Group Two Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby Trial (1,800m), but even the winning trainer was eyeing beaten runners for the main event. Fownes saddled up three runners ...

  5. Sport - Racing - TRACKWORK

    Xtension delivers a timely reminder for Hong Kong Mile

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Jockey-Club (French Derby) at Chantilly, was held down to pacework for the majority of his 1,600 metre workout, getting on the clock for the final 400m in 27.4, the ultimate 200 in 12.6. German visitor Feuerblitz made a good impression in his solo gallop on the turf track. The Italian Derby winner also went over 1,400m, clocking 1:37.2, the last 400 in 25.0 and the ultimate split ...

  6. Fit-again Birdie puts on grand trial display

    Posted Oct 12th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Green Birdie brought a welcome touch of class to yesterday's Happy Valley barrier trials and didn't let the fans down, coming from last to first through the agency of a dashing Felix Coetzee ride to set himself up nicely for the coming feature races. Green Birdie won the Group Two Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby Trial at 1,800 metres earlier in the year, but had ...

  7. Lucky Owners retired to stud after $67 million deal

    Posted May 17th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Hong Kong Derby winner Lucky Owners has run his last race following owner Leung Kai-fai's announcement that a deal had been struck to stand the son of Danehill at Australia's Widden Stud. The deal, which values Lucky Owners at A$12.5 million (HK$67.45 million), will see the Hong Kong Mile and Derby winner retired immediately to stand at a service fee ...

  8. Xtension to face Dragon and Memory

    Posted Mar 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... World Cup, which Moore was hoping to have Xtension compete in, was rocked by the withdrawal of Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom last week. The main event features Game On Dude, So You Think ...

  9. Ernesto has enough firepower

    Posted Feb 10th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Sir Ernesto won't make the annals of the all-time greats like some of the past winners of the Group Three Centenary Vase, but the tough five-year-old can continue the strike rate for the Derek Cruz-Felix Coetzee combination. The Centenary Vase has at times been a guide to the Hong Kong Derby- recent winners include subsequent Derby heroes Vengeance Of Rain ...

  10. Draw favours Tiber in clash of great rivals

    Posted Mar 19th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Dazzling British import Tiber is set to displace Hong Kong Mile winner Lucky Owners as favourite for the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby after the dice rolled his way ... important because he has to be ridden quietly anyway, but I'm not sure how to tell his owner, Allan Zeman, that Lucky Paradise drew 12.' Recent Derby history shows victories for horses ...




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