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  1. Cruz just happy to get away with a win from Very Fit

    Posted Jan 08th 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Nine months ago, Tony Cruz held hopes of Silent Witness's kid brother Very Fit making into a Hong Kong Derby horse. But yesterday, in the wake of a 22-1 upset win in the final event, the trainer was just happy to get away with the victory. Very Fit was the final leg of Christophe Soumillon's five timer and led most of the way to take the Yuen Long Handicap ...

  2. Highs and lows of an eventful year

    Posted Dec 28th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Demon has scorched out at record pace. We saw some sad departures, starting with the retirement of the outstanding racing filly Elegant Fashion, winner of the 2003 Hong Kong Derby ...

  3. Stallion proves too strong for trial rivals

    Posted Dec 26th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... The Irish-bred four-year-old was a Derby contender last season and has some strong Happy Valley form to his credit. He had a nice, quiet trial here for fourth under Shane Dye and indicated he is starting ...

  4. Man poised for more Gains

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

    ... Thief, ridden by Felix Coetzee. The winner of the Tasmanian Derby in Australia's southern-most state earlier this year, Phentom Thief has been unplaced in all three Hong Kong races to date ...

  5. He's our champ and he's staying put

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

    ... of April. Vengeance Of Rain won it handsomely this year, as the middle pin of an historic Group One treble that was bookended by the Hong Kong Derby and the Champions & Chater Cup. When asked ...

  6. Grand Ouija Board turns on the style

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

    ... a very similar run in the Japan Cup- he ran sixth to Zenno Rob Roy in Tokyo before heading to Hong Kong, while Ouija Board finished fifth to Aklaased. Owner Edward Stanley, the Earl of Derby ...

  7. Delpech delight as Rain sweeps world crown with a Vengeance

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

    ... to the Ferraris yard before his Hong Kong debut. Vengeance Of Rain was bought to be a Derby horse and that goal was achieved in late March, with the gelding featuring in a storming victory in the classic. ...

  8. Keep the bubbly chilled

    Posted Dec 11th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... the Hong Kong Mile with Leung Kai-fai's grand galloper Lucky Owners, who trained on to take the Derby three months later. Twelve months down the track, it was almost a similar story. Silent ...

  9. Everything just falls into place for Vengeance

    Posted Dec 09th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... The pacemaker looks certain to be visiting American three-year-old Willow O Wisp, who led throughout to take the Del Mar Derby over 1,800 metres last start on September 5 in a new course record time. ...

  10. Young thoroughbreds impress

    Posted Dec 05th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... in their action today.' According to Mark Player, the club's international racing and sale manager, the two-year-old brother to Derby-bound Hong Kong star Ample Gains will create attention. ...




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