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  1. Duke primed to give Fownes tally a boost

    Posted Jun 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Clint Hutchison

    ... in a good piece of work on the turf on Monday. His overseas form was very good, having been beaten 11/2 lengths by Ballydoyle's Moscow Ballet, who may be headed for the Derby at Epsom ... Derby, where his stamina was tested beyond its limits at 2,000 metres. Fownes has freshened The Duke since that event and the Danehill gelding has come back working as well as ever. Patrick Payne ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    Gary Moore brings his Asian adventure to an end

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 09:11pm by Michael Cox

    ... under-appreciated professional résumé. He has seven Hong Kong jockeys' championships and two Derby wins among his nearly 700 victories. In Europe, a French championship and a Prix de l'Arc de ...

  4. Comment - Blogs

    How racing's lexicon leaves many lost

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 07:35pm by Michael Cox

    ... not be too far  from the truth. 2. Once an English gentlemen said to me, “If Black Caviar is so good, why hasn’t she won the Epsom Derby then, hey?” Oh dear. Okay, first of all, a derby is for three-year-olds (except for here in Hong Kong and Singapore, just to confuse you more). The Epsom Derby, England’s most prestigious race, is for colts and fillies (no geldings), and Black Caviar is a mare ...

  5. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Folau returns for Waratahs as Sharks, Chiefs face tough Easter derbies

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 12:23pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Folau back as Sharks and Chiefs face heat The Coastal Sharks and defending champions Waikato Chiefs face testing Easter derbies, while Wallaby ace Israel ... champions Canterbury Crusaders in a blockbuster New Zealand derby. The Australian Rugby Union said they would not be blocking Folau from playing his first match in a month after controversially ...

  6. Impressive Sea The Stars not ready for stud career

    Posted Jun 26th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... of the Irish Derby (about 2,400m) because the youngster's stamina was not properly tested at Epsom, and he is by a former sprinter in Cape Cross. Either way, however, the Tsui family has a goldmine on its hands. Sea The Stars is the latest topliner from the family's 1993 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Urban Sea, who had already produced the 2001 Epsom Derby winner Galileo ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Odds, but not history, on the side of California Chrome

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 10:30pm by AFP

    ... The Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner is the odds-on favourite to win the 146th Belmont. Nevertheless, history is not on his side in the one-and-a-half-mile "test of the champion". Only 11 horses have achieved the treble, the last Affirmed in 1978. Since then, 12 have won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness only to come up empty in New York. We know this horse has a hell ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Sharks stay top after fierce derby win over Lions

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 08:37pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney The Coastal Sharks won a fierce South African derby to stay top of rugby’s Super 15 as Australia’s resurgent Western Force won their fifth straight match at the weekend. A superb individual try from fullback Lwazi Mvovo secured the Sharks a 25-12 victory over the Golden Lions to hold on to a two-point lead in the southern hemisphere provincial series. Jake ...

  10. Activist denies causing nuisance in race stunt

    Posted Jul 12th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Li

    ... he had been inspired by British militant suffragette Emily Davison, who died after being trampled by King George V's horse when she ran onto the track during the Epsom Derby in 1913. ...




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