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  1. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS ALAN AITKEN

    Hong Kong team will rise to the occasion on international day

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... the locals a break and not him. The other side of the argument might be: what if the Epsom Derby winner came- is he also entitled to the allowance, since that is a three-year-old restricted race? ... if they've not won an open Group One, since the level of the Classic Mile, Cup and the Derby is more often like Class One. That's fair enough but the same courtesy should be extended ...

  2. Triple Crown or not, Smarty's a winner in the ratings

    Posted Jun 08th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... for a clash with Epsom Derby victor North Light, but Pease looks like taking the long-term view and setting him for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in October. Best quote from Derby weekend at Epsom came from young Aussie jockey Kerrin McEvoy who finished second in the Derby on Godolphin's Rule Of Law. 'Halfway down the straight when I got to the outside of Johnny ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. It's a French farce as Antonius Pius throws away classic

    Posted May 18th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... winner American Post was meant to be heading for the Epsom Derby but those plans are under review after jockey Richard Hills said he had not enjoyed the fast ground at Longchamps. A decision on American Post's participation in the Derby will not be made until trainer Criquette Head-Maarek has had time to assess how he has come out of the race. Head-Maarek said: 'Richard said he ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Roll out the red carpet for Frankie

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 02:05pm by Michael Cox

    ... a dirt-track victory after box-seating from gate one on St Didar, celebrated with a trademark stand-in-the-irons salute a la his famous Epsom Derby moment on Pour Moi. The tight racing style was new ...

  7. Youngster Barzalona ready to ride with the big boys

    Posted Dec 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... I want to prove my own form and talent here.' Barzalona announced his arrival not only as a star, but as a natural showman, in this year's Epsom Derby aboard Pour Moi. ...

  8. Admire Moon lives up to his top billing

    Posted Jun 26th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Moon was assessed the number two active turf horse on a mark of 125, just one pound behind runaway Epsom Derby hero Authorized. His exciting Takarazuka Kinen victory has at least confirmed ... the corner to stop him getting to the front too soon. In the final stages, Admire Moon moved clear to defeat last year's Tokyo Yushun [Japan Derby] winner Meisho Samson, with Pop Rock ...

  9. HKBC buys 13 well-bred mares from Goffs sales

    Posted Dec 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Arculli. River Verdon towered over Hong Kong's staying ranks like a colossus for three seasons, with his victories including a Hong Kong Derby, a Queen Elizabeth II Cup and three editions of the Champions & Chater Cup. The HKBC's broodmare purchases will also be used to support their recently-purchased interests in new stallion recruits such as Epsom Derby hero Motivator, ...

  10. Sweet Orange a juicy pick for thirsty Ferraris stable

    Posted May 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... overseas start on October 25. Godolphin's Dubai Prince had been quoted at 14-1 for the Epsom Derby before a training setback with a hairline fracture. The British import was unwanted at his ...




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