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  1. Stars depart for Dubai in grand order

    Posted Mar 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Reigning Horse of the Year Ambitious Dragon joined sprinters Joy And Fun and Eagle Regiment yesterday as the first Hong Kong raiders to set out for Dubai ... find the line and he let down beautifully.' Whyte said he didn't foresee issues for Ambitious Dragon racing left-handed for the first time in the Dubai Duty Free (1,800m). ...

  2. National currency shows considerable signs of life with victory in Dubai

    Posted Feb 07th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... have been when he blitzed a Listed field at Dubai on Thursday. The meeting had plenty of Hong Kong significance, with wins by Litigado, owned by Jockey Club chairman Ronald Arculli, and also ... to Silent Witness in the Hong Kong Sprint left no doubt he is fit, well and the horse to beat in the Group One US$2 million Golden Shaheen, 1,200 metres, on the Dubai World Cup programme next month ...

  3. Joy And Fun conquers desert Sprint

    Posted Mar 28th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken in Dubai Joy And Fun turned giant killer with Derek Cruz and Brett Doyle to provide the highlight for Hong Kong at Dubai World Cup night as the underrated trio claimed the inaugural US$1 million Alquoz Sprint. The horse became the second Hong Kong-trained winner in Dubai, after Vengeance Of Rain's Sheema Classic triumph three years ago, but stablemate Good Ba Ba ...

  4. Marwing's back on track

    Posted Jan 31st 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Star South African jockey Weichong Marwing made his return to the saddle a memorable one at Nad Al Sheba racecourse as he opened Dubai's International Racing carnival ... said he had no plans to ride until February but his Dubai stay appears to be more than a one night stand. 'It is a wonderful set-up here and I am really looking forward to my season riding ...

  5. Sport - Racing - RACING DIGEST

    Racing Digest, March 11, 2013

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 12:00am

    ... beautifully during the run." Michael Cox   Kelly's panel allows Marwing to fulfil his Dubai riding duty A relieved Weichong Marwing will be allowed to ride at the Dubai World Cup meeting ...

  6. Joy turns to discontent after Lai cops hefty fine

    Posted Mar 28th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen Ricky Yiu Poon-fai made the overnight dash home from watching Dynamic Blitz in Dubai worthwhile and an impressive win from Jade Molly in the Pok Oi Cup (1,200m) wiped away ... with the South African also copping a HK$35,000 fine for his indiscretion. Yiu was not disappointed with Dynamic Blitz's run in Dubai, but he was disappointed with the result after his star sprinter ...

  7. Right Approach baffled by clockwise course

    Posted Apr 21st 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... at Sha Tin on Sunday. A last-start dead-heater with QE II Cup rival Paolini in the Dubai Duty Free (1,777 metres) on World Cup night, Right Approach looked very new to the right-handed way ... that way in England but as long as Mike's had him he's been in Dubai, where of course it's left handed, so I couldn't be sure,' he said. 'He has been a horse ...

  8. Brown may have to find new jockey for Gitano Hernando

    Posted Apr 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in Dubai earlier this year before Ireland's John Murtagh took over for his last two starts there, including a close-up sixth in the Dubai World Cup last start. However, Murtagh is most unlikely to be available, with the English 1000 Guineas and 2000 Guineas to be run next weekend. On the positive side, Brown reported that Gitano Hernando arrived from Dubai on Friday afternoon ...

  9. HK weighs on Marwing's mind

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

    ... Murray Bell in Dubai 'I would like to go back there, perhaps even for the start of the new season' Weichong Marwing is considering a full-time return to Hong Kong next season but, before that, he has some big fish to fry, starting tomorrow night in a cash-drenched race under desert skies in Dubai. Marwing, who left Hong Kong for a return to his native South Africa ...

  10. Marwing believes in Irridescence

    Posted Apr 20th 2006, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... has a successful set up in Dubai when that season starts. And Dubai is nice. They race once a week and it's not far to South Africa. Everywhere has its own rules and in Dubai the rules ... campaigned in Dubai, then here for the QE II Cup before heading to Singapore. After that there was racing at home as well as getting Greys Inn ready for the Cox Plate. 'This year is different. ...




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