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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Barzalona toasts 'unforgettable' first HK win

    Posted Dec 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... victory salute aboard dirt-tracker St Didar. Barzalona's career highlight was his stunning win on Pour Moi in the Epsom Derby earlier this year, but it was his outlandish celebration as he ... reputation by rising high in the irons, whip aloft, in a similarly exuberant fashion to his win at Epsom. The 20-year-old was beaming as he returned to scale on the David Ferraris-trained ...

  5. Vengeance's win proves HK's class and silences arrogant Europeans

    Posted Apr 04th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken One of the more enduring memories of the Dubai World Cup will be the struggle for our European counterparts to come to terms with the fact that a horse from Hong Kong had beaten an Epsom Derby winner, a Breeders' Cup winner and an Arc runner-up in the Sheema Classic on Saturday night. Each new interviewer asked David Ferraris a similar question right up ...

  6. About time Europeans took notice of Asia: EB

    Posted Apr 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Of Rain has beaten the best horses available- a Breeders' Cup winner, Epsom Derby winner- and at a distance which is probably not perceived as a Hong Kong distance. Now we go to the Audemars ...

  7. Vengeance enhances stature of the Derby

    Posted Mar 16th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Vengeance Of Rain was supreme in his Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby triumph and has gained a substantial amount of publicity worldwide for his trouble. The Derby has become ... the Derby's wider perception as a race of quality, especially when each came out the following December to win a race on international day. Likewise, the 2003 winner, Elegant Fashion, did great credit ...

  8. Vengeance confirms Derby promise

    Posted Jan 17th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Champion South African trainer David Ferraris labelled Vengeance Of Rain a Derby horse eight months ago and it was a satisfied man who strode to the winner's circle after the gelding had steamrolled nominal Derby favourite Grand Zulu in yesterday's Fairy King Prawn Handicap (1,600 metres). Ferraris completed a stellar week, having landed a double at Happy Valley ...

  9. Ferraris sets sights on Derby with exciting Vengeance

    Posted Jan 31st 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken South African David Ferraris threw down the Hong Kong Derby gauntlet in no uncertain fashion after Vengeance Of Rain climbed into the top grade with a Centenary Vase win yesterday at Sha Tin. 'I've won six Derbies in South Africa and I hope I can win one in Hong Kong now with this horse,' said a delighted Ferraris after Vengeance Of Rain (Anthony ...

  10. Ferraris has no doubt Sweet Orange can deliver

    Posted Mar 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com When Vengeance Of Rain was preparing for the 2005 Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby by stringing together a series of wins, his jockey Anthony Delpech handed ... and he'll get it right,' he told the media more than once before the son of Zabeel won the Derby to herald a great international career. Whether today's favourite, Sweet Orange, has ...




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