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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. 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 ...

  3. Bullish Luck

    Posted Mar 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Christophe Soumillon will be hoping for more of this type of celebration with Bullish Luck when he partners Tony Cruz's galloper in the Dubai Duty Free, the second leg of the Asian Mile Challenge, at Dubai's Nad Al Sheba Racecourse. Cruz will also have Russian Pearl in the race. The Hong Kong Jockey Club will be conducting betting on two races- the Dubai Sheema ...

  4. All systems go for Dubai raid in a Flash

    Posted Mar 07th 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Beauty Flash threw down the gauntlet for the Dubai Duty Free and even Horse of the Year honours yesterday as he again defied the expectations of many to claim a third ... Kong, but he's feeling something- he didn't give me a kick at all,' said Prebble. 'That just isn't him.' Cruz said it was all systems go for Dubai and the US$5 ...

  5. Cruz breathes easier as raiders arrive in Dubai

    Posted Mar 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen Good Ba Ba and Joy And Fun have arrived safe and sound in Dubai as they prepare for an assault on the World Cup meeting this Saturday. Trainer Derek Cruz was relieved to find ... travelling,' Cruz said. 'Thankfully everything is fine with my two horses, and that's the main thing.' Cruz has champion miler Good Ba Ba targeting the US$5 million Group One Dubai Duty ...

  6. Kudos to pioneer De Kock for brilliant Dubai outing as South Africa make their mark on big night

    Posted Apr 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The Dubai debrief wouldn't be complete without giving due credit to Mike de Kock for a tremendous result on the world's richest horse-racing card. The outstanding South African horseman, a good friend and contemporary of our own David Ferraris, won two races on the big night, as well as second in the Dubai World Cup with Asiatic Boy and an unlucky third ...

  7. Sheikh's vision leaves the world gasping

    Posted Apr 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Racing administrators had a collective, cold, creepy feeling of dread on Saturday night when, minutes before the start of the Dubai Sheema Classic, Sheikh Mohammed al-Maktoum went on international television to assure the world of his commitment to the sport. In particular, Sheikh Mohammed committed that Dubai's day of days would become 'the best ...

  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. Cruz's stars in Dubai holding pattern

    Posted Feb 26th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Senior handicapper Nigel Gray believes an invitation for Viva Pataca to participate in the US$5 million Dubai Sheema Classic should be a formality, but it will be a waiting game for perhaps another 11 days for trainer Tony Cruz to see if Floral Pegasus and Bullish Luck are invited for the Dubai Duty Free. Dubai Racing Club executives will be waiting until ...

  10. Tsui targets Dubai riches with speed demon Lucky Quality

    Posted Dec 07th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Dirt freak back with a vengeance to rack up his fourth win Me Tsui Yu-sak has some serious thinking to do as he builds a bridge towards the Group One Dubai Golden Shaheen ... taken with the size and scope of Lucky Quality's three victories on the all-weather surface that he's eyeing the Group One sprint on dirt on Dubai World Cup night at the end of March. ...




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