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  1. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Trainer John Moore: Hong Kong will make its mark in Dubai World Cup

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 10:36pm by Alan Aitken

    ... reportedly, cost Qatar's Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani around €20 million (HK$212 million) in recent days- but both trainers oozed confidence with race fitness the factor cited ...

  2. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Caspar Fownes hopes for Lucky double after rocky road

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 08:50pm

    ... the way through," Fownes said. "He had a quarter crack, on and off, but at this stage everything is good with him on that front. We are only just starting to get him fit. "He is nowhere near fully fit for this race, but we at least got one 1,800m race into him at the Valley and another trial last week. I am doing as much as I can under the circumstances- and looking ...

  3. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Double delight for John Moore as Designs On Rome leads home Able Friend in Derby 1-2

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 09:29pm by Alan Aitken

    ... is a bonus. We never deviated from the plan and it has paid off," said Moore, who was circumspect when asked where Designs On Rome fits among his other Derby winners- Makarpura Star, Viva Pataca ...

  4. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Clock ticking for Ambitious Dragon as he faces late fitness test for Mile

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Trainer Millard 'quite hopeful' Hong Kong superstar will be fit for the Mile, but Vase favourite Sea Moon joins the list of withdrawals Clock ticking for 'lame' Dragon Hong Kong's dual Horse of the Year, Ambitious Dragon, was in a race against time last night to determine if he would become the third marquee name ...

  5. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Trainer says Akeed Mofeed only suffered minor injury in disappointing Gold Cup run

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 09:50pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Richard Gibson is confident his stable star will be fit for World Cup night Mofeed 'still good for Dubai assault' Relieved trainer Richard Gibson has declared Akeed Mofeed all systems go for Dubai after the stallion emerged from his disappointing Citibank Hong Kong Gold Cup defeat with a scratch but nothing more. Akeed Mofeed was put ...

  6. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Lucky Nine trainer hopeful of rising temperatures

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 11:12pm by Michael Cox

    ... is like," Fownes said. "His fitness is pretty good- he ran some time the other day, but he pulled up well and since then he had a workout with Brett [Prebble], where he didn't do much. He woke up all right and scoped well after that." Even though Fownes admits Lucky Nine will not be at his best fitness-wise for the 1,200m second leg of the Speed Series, he is counting ...

  7. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Osteoporosis, dehydration, kidney stones, starvation: how Hong Kong's jockeys are punishing their bodies to make the weight

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 10:26pm by Michael Cox

    ... exercising to the point of exhaustion, either on a treadmill or stationary bike in a lab while fitted with a gas mask, Hong Kong jockeys- admittedly an elite group- scored considerably higher than ...

  8. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Caspar Fownes hopes Packing Whiz can fulfil promise in Stewards' Cup

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 10:40pm by AA

    ... in the Longines Hong Kong Mile last month. The horses which beat him, Glorious Days and Gold-Fun, will be present again on Sunday but Fownes feels that fitness is where Packing Whiz can make up ... fit and he has come on since the international run," Fownes said. "His talent has never been in question. We know he's capable of mixing it with the best on his day even if he ...

  9. Sport - Racing - RACING

    John Moore keen to unleash four top-quality horses on Classic Mile

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 10:13pm by Alan Aitken

    ... exception of Designs On Rome. "I guess the draw can always play a part, as can the speed, but they have no soundness issues. They'll all run the distance strongly, they are fit and racing ... "The other three are absolutely milers, he's more of a stayer and he's here because it's a nice race that fits his programme perfectly going to the Classic Cup and Derby ...

  10. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Fortune favours the fastest in Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 10:46pm by Michael Cox

    ... character. Good horses try to win. "You feel it when you do their education and you are trying to go quietly and build up their fitness, and something comes up next to you. You can feel them ...




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