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  1. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Injection of cash a boost for owners in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 11:51pm by Michael Cox

    ... to HK$8 million and HK$18 million, respectively, while open Group One horses chase huge Triple Crown and Speed Series bonuses. The Triple Crown (Stewards' Cup, Hong Kong Gold Cup ... but these changes will hopefully give owners the incentive to go out there and spend more money. It's harder to buy quality horses at a decent price in Europe now, with the Australians also ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Pressure on John Moore-trained Military Attack in Gold Cup

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 01:44am by Alan Aitken

    ... There are only seven runners in the HK$8 million Citibank Gold Cup at Sha Tin today and five of them come from the same training yard, but his two rival trainers believe the pressure is all on John Moore with Horse Of the Year, Military Attack. Last year, the Gold Cup was the moment when Military Attack first emerged as a Group One force after Zac Purton changed his tactics to ride him forward, ...

  4. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Delight for John Moore … and the taxman

    Posted May 04th 2014, 01:05am by Alan Aitken

    ... on Sunday. But a less obscure personal best would be a fourth Group One for the term if Gold-Fun was successful in the feature. Visiting Champions Mile runners, Variety Club, Meiner Lacrima, Mshawish ...

  5. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Rome has designs on top 10 rating

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 09:54pm by Alan Aitken

    ... and Military Attack's Gold Cup win on 124," Gray said on Monday. "Since then, we've had major races in Australia, the QE II Cup and the Prix Ganay in France where Cirrus des Aigles ... stage," Gray said. "And that 123 figure seems very reasonable taking a line through not only Military Attack, who looked to run very well, but perhaps down a couple of pounds from his Gold ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - RACING

    Mr Gnocchi: first pasta the post?

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 04:32am by LO WEI

    ... in Mr Gnocchi. When he bought the six-month-old colt in Australia three years ago, there was nothing that made him stand out from the others. He bought Mr Gnocchi because he thought the price ...

  7. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Military Attack needs to win before Dubai World Cup, says John Moore

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 12:42am by Alan Aitken

    ... his minimum, he is likely to have to go back from gate 10 and there doesn't look any pace. Although, he will run very well, we might have to wait until the Gold Cup to get a win." ... here preparing these horses for 2,400m with the programme not really geared to stayers. We know that this is short, but it's the only race on the programme for him before the Gold Cup so ...

  8. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Gibson turns into Eurosceptic as quality dries up

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... The purchase price for Derby winner Akeed Mofeed was never publicly disclosed but the Irish colt was reportedly the most expensive horse ever acquired to race in Hong Kong- with a rumoured HK$20 million price tag- while Gibson also won good races with relatively cheaper European purchases like Mizani and the Classic Mile hero, Gold-Fun. "I haven't bought this year. The European ...

  9. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Injury curbs Ambitious Dragon's Gold Cup goal

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.Aitken@scmp.com Injury to hind leg after contact with rival last month means ace will miss race Gold Cup contest an ambition for Dragon no more Dual Horse of the Year Ambitious Dragon will bypass the Group One Hong Kong Gold Cup later this month after suffering an injury in his surprise Stewards' Cup defeat last month. Trainer Tony Millard said he believed ...

  10. 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

    ... an extreme physical price for doing that. He had just served a two-meeting suspension and let his weight balloon while on holiday. He was forced into crash dieting, sweating and starving away 11 ...




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