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  1. Whyte salutes 'fantastic' Size

    Posted Mar 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Champion jockey Douglas Whyte produced a tactical masterpiece to win the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby on Fay Fay yesterday then happily yielded the stage ... of the neck from the top of the straight, as Fay Fay dared a rival to get past him and none could. 'It's great to win a second Derby but I can't express how happy and excited I am ...

  2. Sport - Racing - TRIPLE TRIO

    Khaya's late Derby bid headlines the last leg of the Triple Trio

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 08:50pm by Michael Cox

    ... Khaya's late Derby bid headlines the last leg A group of longshot Derby hopefuls line up in a Class Three handicap on Sunday at Sha Tin, all needing a win to keep their slim chances of competing ... ones at that, to challenge for a spot in the $16 million Group One Hong Kong Derby (2,000m) on March 16. After a slow but consistent start to his career last season as a three-year-old, a more ...

  3. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Khaya just finds a way to keep on winning

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 09:20pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Khaya just finds a way to keep on winning John Size-trained Khaya had looked a fringe Derby hopeful when this season started and events have probably ... and that could mean running every week between now and the Derby- Khaya won't get his rating high enough for the four-year-old classic in a month's time, but it may not be a bad thing as his ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    It has to be the Derby for Size's star

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

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Trainer says he knew from an early stage that It Has To Be You was going to be a classic contender It has to be the Derby for Size's star A few seasons ago when John Size was approaching the BMW Hong Kong Derby with Brave Kid looking for seven wins from seven starts, the trainer admitted to some surprise at how things had turned out. ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Size extends his championship lead after scoring a treble

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 10:22pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Moreira and belated Derby aspirant Khaya won with Douglas Whyte aboard. Khaya's 1,600m victory on his reappearance after three months off the scene confirmed him as a promising horse who might have made his way towards the Derby if not for a mid-season setback. "It wasn't an injury, just a temperature, but it took him a while to get over it and get his blood back ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Size's Classic upset throws Derby form upside down

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Size's Classic upset throws Derby form upside down In its short history, the Hong Kong Classic Cup has been a race of upsets but never more so than yesterday's renewal that threw the Derby ... been a special day in the past and again today," Clark said. "I'm just thrilled." And for Size, last year's Derby winner with Fay Fay, the long-odds win by a horse he ...

  7. Whyte: how I won my second Derby

    Posted Mar 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... them. A great effort and, with hindsight, drawing 14 was not too shabby- not just because it's now two Derbies in a row for that outside gate, but because it was perfect for this kind ...

  8. 'Include Specialist in Derby'

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby field when it is announced on Wednesday. The gelding took his record to five starts for three wins and two seconds with a gritty Singapore Turf Club Trophy win at 1,800m under 130 pounds, and Size plans to back him up again next weekend and again in the Derby the following week if he makes the cut. With a rating that will only be in the mid-80s, even after ...

  9. Kid 'must earn his way into Derby'

    Posted Jan 11th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... but it was the almost four-length margin for Brave Kid that had Size watering down any talk of the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby. 'He's an entry for the race- a lot of horses are- but at this stage ... at a race like the Derby, then we can, but we'll wait and see. He won with a 70-rating today so it's a way off.' Both Size and Whyte pointed out that, in contrast ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Endowing 'consolation' win fine with trainer Size

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... for running second in the Group One BMW Hong Kong Derby. Endowing had scraped into the Derby as the lowest-rated runner on 82 but came away with a 92-rating and carrying the usual doubts about ... into the Derby and he has established himself as a nice little staying horse for next season. He is four and working his way out of Class Two, so he is a handy little horse to have. "He had been ...




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