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  1. Specialist earns crack at HK Derby

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a history dating back to 1873, but has 'blossomed to the point where our HK$16 million in prize money eclipses that of both the Epsom Derby in England and the Kentucky Derby in the United ... the HK$16 million Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby on March 18, but it was still David Ferraris who was oozing confidence after the final field was announced yesterday. Most expectations were met, ...

  2. 11 years: Well worth the wait for Moore

    Posted Mar 27th 2006, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken John Moore had waited 11 years to find his second Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby winner as Viva Pataca added another rich layer to an already golden season for the trainer yesterday- and it could all have been turned upside down in a split second at the top of the straight. After Viva Pataca had scored comfortably to join Makarpura Star (1995) as Moore's Derby ...

  3. Pataca stamps his authority for classic

    Posted Mar 15th 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Viva Pataca consolidated his position as favourite for next Sunday's Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby with a brilliant trial win at Sha Tin yesterday morning. With Eric ... 200m. Trainer John Moore would have undoubtedly been delighted with the gelding's progress, as well as the quality of this performance, and it seems he'll be spot on for the Derby ...

  4. Viva Macau can lift the gloom for owner in the Ladies' Purse

    Posted Oct 10th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Epsom Derby. Just one length ahead of him was Salford Mill, later bought by agent Dan O'Donnell for the Woo family to join the Tony Cruz stable and who became the Hong Kong Derby winner ...

  5. It's Viva Hong Kong who is gunning to make a mark now

    Posted Nov 21st 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... to Authorized in the Epsom Derby in June. Despite not winning this term as a three-year-old, Viva Hong Kong has been given a Jockey Club rating of 92, right in the middle of Class Two. He's clearly been bought as a Derby hopeful and will probably follow a similar path to the classic his high-profile stablemate Viva Pataca took two years ago. While Palais d'Or was clearly more hard ...

  6. Whyte's mastery will be the key to Fellowship's success

    Posted Feb 24th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... finished seventh in last year's Epsom Derby, only one placing behind current Hong Kong Derby favourite Helene Mascot. ...

  7. Pataca to end successful season as the undisputed Horse of the Year

    Posted Jun 27th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... One Coronation Cup at Epsom two days beforehand, and pledged to follow the horse wherever he races. Viva Pataca has now won four Group Ones- the 2006 Derby, the 2007 Audemars Piguet Queen ...

  8. Derby attack comes from all angles

    Posted Feb 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... When the Classic Cup, or rather its previous incarnation, the Derby Trial, was introduced, there was a fear the race would impact on the mystery of the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby ... 2,000 metres. Derby horses came through events like the Centenary Vase or the Class One and Two handicap events, and different paths took horses to Derby glory. That ensured there was still some ...

  9. The punters' prince

    Posted Jan 06th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... the horses in the mornings, always looking for the next good horse, maybe the next Derby winner. 'In Europe, I have an agent to do all that for me. But here, I must do it myself and I really ... unbeaten,' Soumillon declared. 'The one day I was beaten on him was in the Irish Derby, we were there as the champion colt from France and Aidan O'Brien had five horses in the race. ...

  10. Collection has pedigree to follow in Mascot's footsteps

    Posted Mar 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... to the hype in today's HK$16 million Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby. Collection will start at a short quote, but if you're inclined towards favourites, the Derby is the race in which to play them, with 12 having arrived from the past 18 runnings of the classic. You don't have to look far back in history to find a perfect parallel to Collection. In fact, the most recent Derby ...




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