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  1. Moore has Tiber on track in his Derby preparation

    Posted Feb 06th 2004, 12:00am by Clint Hutchison

    ... Clint Hutchison John Moore must have been tickled pink with the manner in which his Derby candidate Tiber came through his 1,000-metre trial on Tuesday when winning under leading jockey Douglas Whyte. Moore last won the classic in 1995 with Makapura Star, and Tiber is his best prospect since then, although the depth of competition this year looks particularly strong. Tiber won ...

  2. Hawkes to keep rivals at bay

    Posted May 13th 2006, 12:00am by John Bell

    ... Bay deserved a late dash for the Hong Kong Derby. He fronted up 13 days later in the Hong Kong Derby trial, taking a huge rise in class, but failed to measure up, weakening after racing keenly ... behind Wahid and Shikoba. The Levin Classic form has already been franked superbly. Winner Wahid has gone on to win the Guineas at Te Rapa, the Derby Trial and the New Zealand Derby at Ellerslie, ...

  3. Many Gains and Grand General to show what they're capable of

    Posted Dec 26th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... instead. Many Gains is by Fusaichi Pegasus, the Hollywood-handsome stallion who was the world's most expensive yearling in 1998 and became the Kentucky Derby winner in May, 2000. His best Hong Kong-based son is Floral Pegasus, winner of the Mercedes-Benz Classic Mile and Derby Trial this year. Many Gains was a HK$200,000 Sydney Easter yearling in 2006 and was selected by renowned agent ...

  4. Woods has classy King Dancer in the right mode

    Posted Apr 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fownes-trained Derby winner Super Satin match it with some of the best gallopers in the world to finish third. King Dancer toppled Super Satin in the Hong Kong Derby Trial in February, but he never ... six-horse heat with ease in a time of 1.40.02. John Moore had three runners and will also be happy with the way his Derby runner Irian and Melbourne Cup horse Carthage have recovered from ...

  5. Shum pays tribute to 'my boss' Allan

    Posted Feb 12th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby (2,000m) on March 13. 'It was a great run, especially considering he was caught three wide with no cover all the way,' Millard said. 'He's a horse who works himself hard and takes a while to recover from his races, so the space between the Classic Mile and the Derby is ideal for him.' Douglas Whyte, on the other hand, was a bit downcast ...

  6. 2,000 metres too far for Classic Mile hero, says mosse

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

    ... Alan Aitken While trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing was setting out Derby plans for yesterday's Classic Mile winner, Scintillation, at least two interested parties were casting doubts on the gelding's ability to extend to 2,000 metres. Jockey Gerald Mosse said he had some doubts about the stamina of Scintillation, the highest handicap-rated Derby prospect, after the son of Danehill ...

  7. Prawn 'is in with a chance'

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

    ... Alan Aitken Training maestro Ivan Allan will be seeing the Derby from the sidelines this time but believes the horse he imported from Britain as a youngster, Special King Prawn, has ... a chance in a difficult race. He would look a very nice horse indeed with his pedigree and looks as if he would be able to win a group one,' said Allan. He trained three Derby winners in Hong ...

  8. 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, ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Cruz chips in with minors

    Posted Mar 27th 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... time), then flown overnight to be at the Derby meeting to welcome winners in two minor races. The first of them, Electronics Spur, was a tactical triumph for Cruz (pictured) and jockey Felix ... at a mile, he's been right in his element.' The only negative for the afternoon was the stable wipeout with their three runners in the Hong Kong Derby. 'Willie Detroy knuckled ...




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