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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Finezza has dash to whip past Derby candidates

    Posted Feb 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... their first starts in Hong Kong. Cheers Joy adopted front-running tactics overseas, good enough for a record of four from seven, plus a close second to Irish Derby winner and Epsom Derby runner-up ... Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby-bound hopefuls. Paul O'Sullivan has taken the 'if it's not broke, don't fix it' approach with his horse as he chases three straight wins over ...

  4. Plastic's simply fantastic, gushes Nunes

    Posted Feb 11th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Brazilian will now keep his fingers crossed that Size sticks with him for the Hong Kong Derby Brazilian riding ace Manoel Nunes will be hoping trainer John Size will stick with him as the jockey for yesterday's Centenary Vase hero Plastic Polymer in the HK$14 million Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby on March 18. Nunes picked up the mount on Plastic Polymer when top ...

  5. We need a little sunshine, say Treasure Beach's team

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to Treasure Beach's chance of carrying off a rare head-to-head between the classic form of Europe and Hong Kong in the HK$14 million Audemars Piguet QEII Cup. The 2011 Irish Derby winner, Treasure Beach was just a head off being the first Epsom Derby winner to appear at Sha Tin and European classic horses are more normally part of the pedigree than the opposition for Group Ones ...

  6. Galen Win has the edge on rivals

    Posted Jun 15th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... has ordered. Although he is a son of a high-class winner of the Epsom Derby (2,400m), Galen Win appears to throw more strongly to his dam Ginzano, a classy Australian sprinting filly who ... with the British PP's. Kings Falcon, formerly known as Copywriter, was trained by John Gosden and raced by Princess Haya of Jordan, in the news recently as the owner of Epsom Derby hero New Approach. ...

  7. Clash of the titans

    Posted Mar 21st 2004, 12:00am by Clint Hutchison

    ... clocked the same final quarter (22.8) as Lucky Owners in the run to the line. A son of 1990 Epsom Derby winner Quest For Fame, Perfect Partner is bred to handle 2,000 metres, although he ... Clint Hutchison Hong Kong Mile hero Lucky Owners can see off arch-rival Tiber and field of stars in Derby showdown for the ages Lucky Owners can cement his reputation as Hong Kong's ...

  8. Lucky Nine fit and well for Silver Jubilee Cup

    Posted Mar 04th 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Caspar Fownes knows he is taking an alternative route to the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby with star galloper Lucky Nine, but is hoping he can pick up the HK$6million ... While Fownes had said after the Classic Cup the Derby was absolutely on the schedule for Lucky Nine, he was more circumspect yesterday. 'The owners are very keen to run in the Derby and, ...

  9. Fair Trade eyes tilt at classic after return from injury

    Posted Feb 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Satin in the Group One Hong Kong Derby. Fownes has had to pick his mark carefully with the talented four-year-old, who resumed from injury to score a dominant win in the Chinese New Year Cup ... trial him coming into this because I wanted to keep him fresh and bring him through nicely towards the Derby,' Fownes said. 'It has had to be a slightly rushed preparation to get him ...

  10. 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 ...




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