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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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    Trainer John Moore down to one runner for Dubai

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Just one Dubai runner for Moore after owner's veto John Moore is down to just one representative at the Dubai World Cup at the end of the month, with the owner of Gold Cup winner Military Attack concentrating on the Audemars Piguet QE II Cup at home. Moore said yesterday he had received Dubai invitations for only Military Attack and sprinter ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Moore tweaks tactics in US$5m Dubai mission

    Posted Mar 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Trainer John Moore will tweak tactics tomorrow to have his horse, Xtension, ridden near the speed in the US$5 million Dubai Duty Free, but fears local nemesis Ambitious Dragon will be 'right on his tail' and ready to strike at the World Cup meeting. The lack of natural front-runners in the 1,800m turf race at Meydan could make it hard ...

  7. Inspiration set for Dubai adventure

    Posted Feb 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... beach in Dubai for Inspiration after the sprinter turned in another surprise result to eclipse world champion Sacred Kingdom and win the Group One Centenary Sprint Cup (1,000m) yesterday. ... chance Yellow Diamond (Jacky Tong Chi-kit), he was able to fend him off to score a second Group One win and perhaps earn himself another chance at the big time in Dubai- on sand. 'He handles ...

  8. Dubai date beckons for Viva Macau

    Posted Jan 11th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... 'We'd like to take him to Dubai more than a month before the meeting and see if he can win one of the Group Three lead-up races, about three weeks before World Cup night, to qualify him for the Dubai Duty Free.' The US$5 million Dubai Duty Free on March 29 is run over the unique distance of 1,777m and shares equal billing with the Dubai Sheema Classic (2,400m) on the same card ...

  9. Top trainers can't see past cityscape for mile

    Posted May 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The discussion at yesterday's BMW Champions Mile barrier draw seemed to be centred less around the draw itself than about the time and margin that would be posted by Dubai Duty Free ... but Moore said: 'After Cityscape's absolute annihilation of everyone in Dubai, he might do the same thing Rulership did to us in the QE II Cup a week ago. If he's anywhere near his ...

  10. Cruz hopeful Joy And Fun can claim another big upset

    Posted May 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their more favoured counterparts to claim the Al Quoz Sprint (1,200m) in Dubai on March 27 and notch up Cruz's first international success. Joy And Fun, despite winning nearly HK$15 million ... pleased to draw barrier four. I think he can be positioned in the leading pack; he is in good form after his win in Dubai and I'm hoping for another big run.' It will take a big run from ...




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