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  1. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches - SOCIETY JAMES WHITTLE

    Star power lights up Derby day

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by James Whittle

    ... A night fantastic for fans of metallic plastic The first BMW Hong Kong Derby took place on a warm Sunday afternoon at Sha Tin racecourse. Up for grabs was HK$16 million in prize money and the honour of being crowned the inaugural winner. Guests included ambassador for the BMW Hong Kong Derby Donnie Yen Ji-dan (right), his wife Cissy Wang, Brandon and Jenny Chau, and actress Ankie ...

  2. Sport - Racing - Hong Kong Derby

    Derby field contains few surprises

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 04:30pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Endowing included at expense of higher-rated Crackerjack The Jockey Club’s BMW Hong Kong Derby selection panel played a straight bat in announcing a field ... The lowest top-rated Derby runner in memory on a handicap mark of 102, nominal favourite Akeed Mofeed forms the spearhead to sophomore trainer Richard Gibson’s powerful threesome, with Mizani ...

  3. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Gibson stays cool despite perfect draw for Derby favourite Akeed Mofeed

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Derby favourite Akeed Mofeed gets gate three, and rivals fare worse, but trainer is refusing to getting carried away ahead of showpiece Perfect draw ... the HK$16 million BMW Hong Kong Derby on Sunday. Already a dominant favourite in discussions on the 2013 renewal of the classic, Akeed Mofeed's barrier three draw looked the perfect launch pad, ...

  4. Sport - Soccer - YOU BET

    Draw would be no surprise in Manchester derby

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... Nick Pulford While the title is virtually United's, their leaky defence does give other teams a chance Draw would be no surprise in Manchester derby This weekend's English Premier League programme builds to a crescendo on Monday for the Manchester derby, although what should have been a firecracker may turn out to be little more than a damp squib. The weekend starts ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    'Shame Sunny isn't in the Derby'

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... 'Shame Sunny isn't in the Derby' After Sunny Ying's win, John Moore may have been wishing the Group One Hong Kong Derby runners were declared last night not last Wednesday. But if the Derby decisions were made after yesterday's meeting, his third stringer Albiceleste would be an unlikely starter after a disappointing run at Sha Tin. Sunny Ying was part of a treble ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    'Massive' sympathy for Doleuze as Whyte grabs Derby ride

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Connections stick with winning combo, leaving unlucky Frenchman with stable's second string Champion Douglas Whyte was yesterday confirmed as the rider of BMW Hong Kong Derby ... in the Derby, with the Frenchman to pilot the horse in a barrier trial on Friday. If Doleuze does ride Gold-Fun then Umberto Rispoli will ride Gibson's third runner, Mizani, who trialled yesterday ...

  7. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Trainer Tony Millard in Hong Kong Derby plea for Jolly Victor

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

    ... Millard in Derby plea for Jolly Victor Trainer Tony Millard is pleading for Jockey Club officials to use their discretion and elevate Jolly Victor to the BMW Hong Kong Derby field to be announced ... Millard's 1999-2000 season Derby hero, Keen Winner, was rated 76 three weeks before his success but an easy Sha Tin victory in his lead-up saw him hoisted 16 points and into the field. Millard ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Akeed Mofeed enhances Derby claims

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... announce himself as the Hong Kong Derby winner of 2009, Richard Gibson's Irish import Akeed Mofeed may have done the same at Sha Tin yesterday but it nearly all went wrong at the start. "He came out of the gates very ordinary and I nearly lost my iron," said champion jockey Douglas Whyte, who wrapped up a double with the horse who will certainly be the Derby favourite ...

  9. Sport - Racing - Hong Kong Derby

    Akeed Mofeed tightens grip on Hong Kong Derby thanks to perfect draw

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:33pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Richard Gibson’s dominant HK$16 million BMW Hong Kong Derby favourite, Akeed Mofeed, has taken an even firmer grip on Sunday’s Group One trophy after ... the jockey a great chance of taking his third Derby in four years after wins on Super Satin and Fay Fay. Even more telling was the draw for some of Akeed Mofeed's major rivals, including ...

  10. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    A classic case of confusing the Hong Kong Derby picture

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... of confusing theDerby picture The irony of the Classic Cup, not just on Sunday but every year, has been that the concept of the race was to give racing fans a linear guide to the Hong Kong Derby ... at 1,600m, 1,800m and then 2,000m. Before there was a Classic Cup- or its previous title, the Derby Trial- as an "official" lead-up, the Derby runners took any number of different paths ...




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