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  1. Dubai carnival will only get bigger and better

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

    ... Alan Aitken Hong Kong's first foray into the wider Dubai International Racing Carnival (Dirc) last week may not go down as memorable, but there is no doubt the two-month carnival ... team, and De Kock (pictured) himself said he didn't still believe people outside of Dubai were properly appreciating the carnival yet and further growth was inevitable. De Kock was one ...

  2. Vengeance back on track for Dubai campaign

    Posted Mar 07th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The overseas campaign of Hong Kong Gold Cup victor Vengeance Of Rain has been rescued, but hopes of runner-up Viva Pataca joining him in the US$5 million Dubai Sheema Classic on March 31 are fading. Hong Kong horses had not previously been forced to undergo quarantine before going to Dubai, but the recent viral outbreak at Sha Tin changed everything. Trainer David ...

  3. Bullish Luck unmoved by Dubai trip

    Posted Mar 29th 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Reigning Asian Mile Challenge title holder Bullish Luck returned to Hong Kong yesterday after his brave fifth to British raider David Junior in the US$6 million Dubai Duty Free ... that the horses near the rails were at a big advantage,' Cruz said. 'We saw it earlier in the night when the Japanese horse Heart's Cry led all the way in the Dubai Sheema Classic. ...

  4. Dynamic Blitz drawn to get every chance in Taipa

    Posted Nov 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to Dubai early next year, the scene of his greatest triumph. The Ricky Yiu Poon-fai-trained sprinter has drawn perfectly in barrier two for the Group One Macau Sand Premier Cup (1,300m) in Taipa. Dynamic Blitz is a different animal on all-weather surfaces- as shown by his victory in February's Al Shindagha Sprint in Dubai- and has been handicapped out of race's on Sha Tin's ...

  5. Cruz happy with Bullish draw

    Posted Mar 29th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken in Dubai The world's richest horserace, the US$6 million Dubai World Cup might only be a small field, but Hong Kong trainer Tony Cruz was excited to draw well with Bullish ... have a preference for him to draw in, because last year we were here for the Dubai Duty Free with him and drew barrier 15,' Cruz explained. 'Bullish Luck has this little habit ...

  6. Dynamic Blitz fizzles on tough wet track

    Posted Nov 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Blitz, an international winner on the dirt in Dubai earlier this year, positioned second in the run and chasing the runaway leader. As he turned for home, Doleuze realised the gelding 'had ... and dirt,' Moore said. 'I've only had him for a month. We hope that can get us an invite to Dubai.' The HK$2.4 million event marked the first time internationally-trained horses ...

  7. On the Rails

    Posted Jan 20th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... with Alan Aitken While connections of Sacred Kingdom appeared to have publicly forsaken ideas of racing in Dubai on World Cup night in March, they will no doubt be keeping an ear out as the Dubai International Racing carnival begins next week. With the new Meydan track scheduled to host its first race meeting next Thursday, many around the world will be looking to see how ...

  8. Lucky Quality hobbled by the handicappers

    Posted Feb 11th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The Jockey Club handicapping department has given the Dubai Racing Club no leverage whatsoever by sending out a list of the international ratings of the top Hong Kong horses ... Shaheen (1,200 metres) in Dubai and, theoretically at least, the gelding requires an international rating of 110 to secure an invitation. On Monday morning, senior handicapper Nigel Gray announced ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Hong Kong horses finally getting the credit they deserve

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... the first ranking. And Lord Kanaloa did rate higher on 120 than Lucky Nine (118) in winning the race 12 months before, but there were quite a few other sprints in Australia, France, Dubai, Singapore ...




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