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  1. Sport - Racing

    Military Attack to run in Dubai World Cup while Blazing Speed heads to Duty Free

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 12:43pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com For the first time, Hong Kong will boast two runners in the the world's richest race after organisers acceded to a request from trainer John Moore to switch races and tackle the US$10 million Dubai World Cup on March 29 with Horse Of The Year Military Attack. Military Attack had been accepted for the US$5 million Dubai Duty Free prior to his ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    Military prepares for Dubai attack after impressive Gold Cup win

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 10:19pm by Alan Aitken

    ... prepares for Dubai attack after Gold Cup win John Moore was chasing a Dubai World Cup start for Military Attack and Akeed Mofeed was left chasing shadows as the match race of the season fizzed ... Moore a ninth win in the Group One and a reason to seek an upgrade from business class to first class for the gelding's proposed Dubai trip. "We entered for both the World Cup ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    Dubai riches await Chang's Tapestry after smart dirt trial

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 08:19pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Dubai's riches await Tapestry after trial Rich Tapestry zipped through a dirt trial with the aim of clearing out the cobwebs before jetting out to Dubai later this week, spacing rivals by a big margin and running an impressive time to boot. The Michael Chang Chun-wai-trained six-year-old did have 20 ratings points to spare over the next ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Dubai disappointment might be just the tonic for Igugu

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Dubai disappointment might be just the tonic for Igugu Mike de Kock has already trained two winners of the Audemars Piguet QE II Cup and the South African's travelling assistant Steven Jell is hoping an established pattern can repeat on Sunday. Irridescence had more to offer when she arrived for the 2006 QE II Cup after being a late scratching minutes before the Duty Free on Dubai ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Chang eyes Dubai riches for Rich Tapestry

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Chang eyes Dubai riches for Rich Tapestry Rich Tapestry was purchased for the Hong Kong Derby, but it turned out the horse's best attribute was speed ... year's Golden Shaheen in Dubai, as his beaten opponents re-assessed their own overseas plans. "It would be interesting to see what would happen on the Tapeta at Meydan because this horse ...

  6. Sport - Racing - Horse racing

    Time running out for lame Eagle Regiment in Dubai

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Al Quoz Sprint mission turning to disaster for Man as Emirates Racing Authority vets describe his star as a 'day-by-day' proposition Another Dubai mission is turning to disaster ... with a Group One win in last month's Kent & Curwin Centenary Sprint Cup. Time running out for lame Eagle Regiment in Dubai ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Doleuze hoping Eagle Regiment is at his best behaviour in Dubai

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... French jockey says attendants need to pay extra attention to his sprint star in Dubai Drawing barrier one was a blessing for Frederick Engels in Saturday's Golden Shaheen, but jockey Olivier Doleuze said the same gate could be a curse for Eagle Regiment in the Al Quoz Sprint if it means the "naughty" sprinter is loaded too early. While John Moore couldn't have ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Moore could plot Attack on Dubai

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Moore could plot Attack on Dubai Zac Purton grabbed a rare opportunity for the John Moore yard to claim his first Citibank Hong Kong Gold Cup yesterday and break the trainer's Group One ... sprinted clear to win by a space and perhaps put himself on the plane to the Dubai World Cup meeting. "He's entered for the Dubai World Cup and for the Duty Free so we've got two ...

  9. Dubai's Super Saturday gives Hong Kong runners hope

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken While we are thinking international, some of Hong Kong's six-strong team for the Dubai World Cup meeting will have taken encouragement from Super Saturday at Meydan. As yet, the final composition of the Dubai fields is unknown, so there may be many horses to come for the main events which were not have been around for the traditional lead-up fixture. ...

  10. Moore sees Dubai World Cup as softer option

    Posted Mar 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox John Moore hopes the Dubai World Cup withdrawal of Animal Kingdom means Xtension can replace him in the US$10 million feature on March 31, as the trainer tries to avoid local nemesis Ambitious Dragon in the Dubai Duty Free on the same night. It's rare that the world's richest horse race looms as a 'softer option', but that is Moore's thinking ...




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