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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - ON THE RAILS ALAN AITKEN

    Awesome 'foursome', including cup and mile, looks winning combination

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... of four-year-olds come in each year as intended Derby horses, most don't make it to that race and many don't win a race at all until they drop into Class Three, in some cases Class Four. We ... But, with hindsight, Moore's buying for the 2012 Derby has turned out to be impressive again. The PPs he ran in the Derby were Same World, Zaidan, Dan Excel, Military Attack and Dominant, ...

  2. Collection needs to stick to pet trip

    Posted Feb 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... last season coming after his Derby win to the Champions Mile, and was again disappointing in Sunday's second Group One attempt when Collection had the position and tempo to be running ... reversal in the Gold Cup over 2,000m next time. Collection's three runs at 2,000m at Sha Tin tell an opposite story- a Derby, an International Cup Trial and second in the Hong Kong Cup to one ...

  3. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Glorious Days shaping up to play with big boys

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... win." While Glorious Days has shown he can play with the big boys, Size concedes Fay Fay has yet to do the same despite a Derby win against his own age group and a record that reads 12 starts ... to win a Derby to get to there," Size said. "So he hasn't really proved he is up to the class of some of these horses. He hasn't really got the acceleration the Group One ...

  4. Mosse aims to go out on a high

    Posted Mar 18th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Gerald Mosse bids adieu but not goodbye at Sha Tin on Sunday with an outsider's chance of landing the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby for a record-equalling fourth time ... Vase and the Champions & Chater Cup. The Derby has been his signature race, with victories on Super Fit for Lawrie Fownes (1994), Industrial Pioneer for Brian Kan Ping-chee (2001) ...

  5. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Whyte set for Glorious success in Champions Mile

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Champions Mile today. With the Classic Mile, Stewards' Cup and Derby already in the bag, a fourth Group One victory for the Durban Demon hinges on Glorious Days and that would be his personal ...

  6. Moore in awe of millard's dragon power

    Posted Nov 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... traffic jam or ill-health.' After winning a record-equalling seven races last season, including the Hong Kong Derby and Queen Elizabeth II Cup, Ambitious Dragon resumed with a scintillating ...

  7. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Ambitious Dragon might take part in the Champions Mile

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... recently, will be joined by Helene Spirit also representing the yard. And Richard Gibson has thrown Classic Mile winner and Derby third placegetter Gold-Fun into the pool, too. ...

  8. Size holds the key to Chairman's Trophy with four quality stars

    Posted Apr 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby, in which they ran fourth and fifth respectively. 'For Unique Jewellery and More Bountiful, I've kept the same jockeys on them and I think they'll both appreciate the mile a bit more than they did the 2,000 metres of the Derby,' Size said. That means Olivier Doleuze will retain his association with Unique Jewellery, on which he won the Group ...

  9. Green Birdie to make most of drop in distance

    Posted Apr 26th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The Champions Mile represents a litmus test for remade galloper Green Birdie, returning from the Derby distance of 2,000 metres to a trip trainer Caspar Fownes believes ... powers. 'The Bird', as he fondly calls him, won the Derby Trial at 1,800 metres, beating the rising Helene Mascot with a superior turn of foot. It's that ability to accelerate ...

  10. New kid on the block Ng to start his HK career

    Posted May 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... With the French Derby on that day, Mosse was booked to ride in the classic but there was some speculation his horse may miss the race and the French star become available for the Yasuda Kinen. However, ...




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