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  1. Horror draw fails to dent Guyon's Derby confidence

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fownes said. 'There doesn't look much speed in the race but if he can just get cover from that draw, then Let Me Handle It should at least have room to come down the outside ...

  2. It's a memorable night at the Valley for Prebble as he grabs a treble

    Posted May 07th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... down in the ratings during the season and I thought was ready to win. When I got back they told me Viva Fighter was very stirred up behind the gates and sweating that night, which just ...

  3. Overseas simulcasts figures continue to move upwards

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken The Jockey Club's overseas simulcasts have been a growth area this season and continue to move onwards and upwards, turnover-wise, with the Yasuda Kinen and the six-race offering from Epsom Downs on Saturday returning better figures than a year ago. The Yasuda Kinen hold rose by $1.7 million to just under $26 million, while the Epsom Derby simulcast grew the best ...

  4. Exciting Xtension has his day in the sun

    Posted Apr 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken Even sitting at home in his box yesterday, the Derby winner Ambitious Dragon was an awesome presence as John Moore and Darren Beadman claimed the BMW Champions Mile with Xtension and pencilled in plans for Royal Ascot and quite possibly a Cox ...

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

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

    ... teamed up to win the Oaks d'Italia (Ity-G1) at San Siro racecourse on May 23 with Menhoubah. 'That was fantastic,' Holland said. 'Warrsan really free-wheeled down the hill, ... 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 ...

  6. Fownes quietly confident despite fielding long-shots

    Posted Mar 18th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... 'We've done a lot of work with him in the afternoons to settle him down and it's working.' ...

  7. Clark is Emperor for the night

    Posted Mar 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Tim Clark continued to bounce back from a mid-season dry spell as he drove home a double at Happy Valley last night, boosting his confidence ahead of his first ride in the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby on Sunday. The Austr ...

  8. Carthage finally puts his best foot forward

    Posted Sep 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... had been a problem and the handicapper relented, dropping him into Class Three and a 78 rating. 'I told the owners, these European horses can take quite a while to settle down ...

  9. Duke puts Fownes 'over the moon'

    Posted Sep 06th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken 'We had to sweat on the run through in the straight so I got pretty excited watching the race' A brilliant display from jockey Patrick Payne snared Caspar Fownes his biggest win yet in the HKSAR Chief Executive's Cup over 1,200m ...

  10. Whyte salutes 'fantastic' Size

    Posted Mar 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Champion jockey Douglas Whyte produced a tactical masterpiece to win the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby on Fay Fay yesterday then happily yielded the stage to his close friend and Dream Team partner, John Size. Whyte threw ...




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