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  1. Horror draw fails to dent Guyon's Derby confidence

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen Pre-post favourite Ambitious Dragon must break a 30-year hoodoo to win the HK$16 million Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby (2,000m) at Sha Tin on Sunday after he was dealt ... Millard-trained runner to victory. Compounding the pressure on the $2.80 favourite is the fact Ambitious Dragon is also aiming to become the first Hong Kong Classic Cup or Derby Trial winner to carry his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/741237/horror-draw-fails-dent-guyons-derby-confidence
  2. Sport - Racing

    BMW to sponsor Hong Kong Derby

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... to the HK$16 million in stake money the Derby has carried since 2007, which leaves it sitting just ahead of the Epsom Derby, just behind the Kentucky Derby, but a long way behind almost HK$28 million ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com BMW to sponsor Derby The Hong Kong Derby will have a change of sponsor from one German prestige car maker to another when it is run later this season. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1082676/bmw-sponsor-hong-kong-derby
  3. Dragon's fire forces Moore to rethink plans for Xtension

    Posted Mar 21st 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken It was a rare Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby as Ambitious Dragon stamped himself the next big thing in racing yesterday- no hard-luck stories and even John Moore looking ... the Derby field along at a good clip, none of the fears of a muddling pace surfaced and Ambitious Dragon stopped the clock at two minutes 1.5 seconds in the second-quickest Derby since it went ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/741532/dragons-fire-forces-moore-rethink-plans-xtension
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/679338/its-memorable-night-valley-prebble-he-grabs-treble
  5. Staying power is key to Whyte bid for Derby double

    Posted Mar 17th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen Douglas Whyte, last year's Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby-winning jockey, has elected to stick with dour stayer Treasure Lands for trainer Tony Millard in this year's four-year-old classic, despite test-driving star sprinter and fellow Derby hopeful Little Bridge in a recent barrier trial. Whyte's success aboard the Caspar Fownes-trained Super ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/741149/staying-power-key-whyte-bid-derby-double
  6. Fownes quietly confident despite fielding long-shots

    Posted Mar 18th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Deep into a rookie season which is already outrunning all reasonable expectations, Caspar Fownes' presence as trainer of two runners in the Derby this weekend is not being questioned. But there are those who might question the participation of his runners, the (so-far) sprint-inclined Perfect Partner and The Duke. 'You know the Derby is a one-off situation,' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/448744/fownes-quietly-confident-despite-fielding-long-shots
  7. Cruz: Bullish Champion cannot be ignored in Derby

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Six-time Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby winner Tony Cruz admits the chances of brilliant sprinter Bullish Champion running a strong 2,000m in Sunday's ... for four-year-olds, Bullish Champion and Packing Tycoon. Packing Tycoon is a typical European Derby-bound import, with form at 10 furlongs and beyond, but Bullish Champion has never raced over further than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/995378/cruz-bullish-champion-cannot-be-ignored-derby
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/995908/whyte-salutes-fantastic-size
  9. Ferraris feels he has worthy Derby contender

    Posted Jan 08th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Trainers of any horse on a 67 rating don't normally harbour Derby aspirations, less than three months out from the race. But Towering Feeling is no ordinary horse ... mind if the handicappers take to him savagely in their reassessments today in the wake of this 31/2-length win. 'I really think this horse can make up into a Derby horse and it's just ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/577806/ferraris-feels-he-has-worthy-derby-contender
  10. Simulcast turnover gets a boost on HK race days

    Posted Jun 09th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... The weekend's Epsom Derby races were in between, but then the waters are being muddied at times by the bizarre presentation of events, too. We touched earlier in the season on the B-grade-at-best coverage of some Australian racing and how surprised were punters on Saturday night when their anticipation of the Epsom Derby was cut short, virtually at the vinegar stroke, as free to air ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/716604/simulcast-turnover-gets-boost-hk-race-days

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