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  1. Dream Team adds spice to Derby

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

    ... in the world behind its Japanese equivalent, the Tokyo Yushun,' Nader said. 'That puts it ahead of some of the world's major classics, including the Kentucky Derby, Epsom Derby, UAE ... Murray Bell A likely playmaker in the shape of Tony Cruz's Dream Team was a surprise acceptor for the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby yesterday- ensuring the race will be truly run. ...

  2. It's a memorable night at the Valley for Prebble as he grabs a treble

    Posted May 07th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... for the Derby and those races, but the owner was keen to have a try and a horse only gets one chance to run in a Derby so he ran. But this race was more his kind of race.' John Size also struck ...

  3. Impressive Sea The Stars not ready for stud career

    Posted Jun 26th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... of the Irish Derby (about 2,400m) because the youngster's stamina was not properly tested at Epsom, and he is by a former sprinter in Cape Cross. Either way, however, the Tsui family has a goldmine on its hands. Sea The Stars is the latest topliner from the family's 1993 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Urban Sea, who had already produced the 2001 Epsom Derby winner Galileo ...

  4. A classic family tale

    Posted May 17th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... the Epsom Derby on June 6. And even that extraordinary achievement would not be a first for the Tsuis, who also bred the 2001 Derby hero Galileo, in partnership with famous Coolmore Stud. ... this was their fourth visit to the summit. There was Galileo [by Sadler's Wells], winner of his first six races including the Epsom Derby, the Irish Derby and that wonderful victory against the older ...

  5. Stewards in UK defy belief again

    Posted Jun 10th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Congratulations to the Hong Kong owners of Epsom Derby winner Sea The Stars on the weekend, but leave it to the Pommy stewards to steal the show with the running of the Oaks ... replacement as chief steward has not yet been decided, or made public if it has, so the Epsom Oaks should make sure everyone's on the right page. The part of the Jockey Club that pines for things ...

  6. Beadman recounts his triumph

    Posted Mar 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... As told to Alan Aitken 'There's such a big build up to a race like this- even before you get to the Derby, there's so much water that goes under the bridge and you're ... than last time he ran, but that was because the Derby starts in front of the stands. When we jumped, I wasn't over-anxious to put him anywhere, just wherever he landed was fine and we ...

  7. Good Ba Ba rated world's best miler

    Posted Jan 14th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Curlin, runaway hero of the US$6 million Dubai World Cup by a record margin of 71/2 lengths, and sensational Epsom Derby winner New Approach, sharing a mark of 130. Hong Kong horses to make world ...

  8. Precocious Presvis caps his remarkable rise

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Sergio Cumani. Not only has he won 31 Group One races at home, highlighted by two Derbies at Epsom, but he'd won 22 overseas Group Ones before Presvis made it 23 at Sha Tin on Sunday. In our ...

  9. Derby aspirants Beauty Flash and Algarve live up to their top billing

    Posted Dec 14th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The day wasn't always pretty for some of the most promising young horses, but at least two of the major Hong Kong Derby aspirants managed to live up to their billing ... event as the son of Encosta de Lago took one more step towards the Derby, too. He coasted around despite a 133-pound handicap to win his fourth on end and heal some of the disappointment ...

  10. Pataca falters, but rival trainers happy with their charges

    Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... behind us and ran past Viva at the finish.' The first four placegetters from last season's Hong Kong Derby filled the first four placings, perhaps highlighting a changing of the guard at the top end of racing, and John Size was thrilled with the performance of Unique Jewellery in running second. 'When he won the Derby Trial, he looked like he could go on and be a nice horse ...




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