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  1. Despite worries, Dubai meeting is huge success

    Posted Apr 04th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... the same, writ larger, lacking that emotional input from the crowd that comes with betting and expectation. That idea could not have been more wrong. Dubai has excelled itself developing ... Dubai throws money at things like grannies pitch bread to pigeons in the park. You can get the top horses, jockeys and trainers with prize money. You can buy the best racing. But Dubai also ...

  2. Just Dandy- Cruz flier off to Dubai

    Posted Mar 16th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Breeders Cup Sprint winner Cajun Beat, at the Dubai World Cup meeting after confirmation yesterday he had received an invitation to the Golden Shaheen. 'All I know at this stage ... Australian sprinter, Dantana- now with Macau trainer Peter Leyshan and already racing in Dubai during the World Cup Carnival- has also been invited to run in the Golden Shaheen. Cruz said ...

  3. US hotshots steal Dubai spotlight

    Posted Mar 26th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The richest race in the world may be staged in Dubai, but it's hard to find anyone who thinks the cash and the silverware won't be heading back to America tomorrow ... stages.' After Wednesday's barrier draw, in which Medaglia d'Oro drew gate 11, Bailey will again be committed to going forward in the US$6 million Dubai World Cup, a Group One race over ...

  4. Big night in Dubai

    Posted Mar 25th 2006, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The task faced by Russian Pearl and Bullish Luck in tonight's US$5 million Dubai Duty Free, 1,777m, at Nad al Sheba is highlighted by the fact that few discussions ... end up producing the same questions of tempo as that race did. Meanwhile, the 'Asian' form looks the source for the winner of the Dubai Sheema Classic, 2,400m. Most observers have ...

  5. Even champions get travel weary

    Posted Apr 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... One wag commented that Hong Kong's Dubai team left town as the 'A Team' and will come back looking more like 'F Troop' - yes, you are forgiven if you don't ... the field to make up the ground during the early and middle stages. The Dubai timing system shows Joy And Fun running 0.21 seconds faster for the first 400m than the winner, Ortensia, even though he ...

  6. Four HK horses rank in the world's top 50

    Posted Apr 14th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... advisory committee. Vengeance Of Rain, hero of the US$5 million Dubai Sheema Classic on March 31, has been promoted to a rating of 122 and shares 10th place on the global table. Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint hero Absolute Champion remains the world's top-ranked sprinter, on a mark of 121. He is equal 13th on the table of the world's best thoroughbreds, a list headed by Dubai ...

  7. Admire Moon ready to take on Vengeance in clash of champions

    Posted Apr 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Japanese galloper Admire Moon, brilliant winner of the US$5 million Dubai Duty Free on Saturday night, will arrive in Hong Kong today to begin preparations for the HK$14 ... of the two big turf races in Dubai, Admire Moon and Vengeance Of Rain, clashing [here] at 2,000 metres,' said the Jockey Club's international racing manager, Mark Player. Admire Moon ...

  8. Bullish to contest world's richest race

    Posted Feb 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Cruz accepts Dubai World Cup challenge despite HK champion having to compete on dirt for first time Bullish Luck, Hong Kong's reigning Horse of the Year, has been invited to compete against the world's number one racehorse, Invasor, in the US$6 million Dubai World Cup on March 31. And to the surprise of most, owner Wong Wing-keung and trainer Tony Cruz have ...

  9. Argentinian marvel Latency lined up for crack at QE II Cup

    Posted Mar 07th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken in Dubai Next month's HK$14 million Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Sha Tin promises to break fresh ground in the international arena with the first fully ... horses from Argentina and Invasor winning the Dubai World Cup last year was a great thing for racing in my country,' said Latency's part-owner, Dardo Fernandez Aramburu, in Dubai ...

  10. Longines boosts big day by HK$4m

    Posted Jun 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the Dubai World Cup and Breeders' Cup. 'The Jockey Club and Longines share the same values and each has a long and distinguished history,' said Jockey Club chief executive Winfried ...




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