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  1. Comment - Blogs

    Life's great mysteries- and why Zac doesn't ride for Size, Cruz, and now Moore

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 08:17pm by Michael Cox

    ... with barrier 10. Military Attack was again beaten by his barrier, this time gate nine, when fourth on International Day in the Group One Hong Kong Cup. A Stewards’ Cup fourth was apparently the final ...

  2. Grand prix-style series hits barriers

    Posted Jun 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken The comments by Jockey Club chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges regarding the failure of the Asian Mile Challenge (AMC) held resonance not only for that series but for series racing in its entirety. Racing has been trying to pull toge ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    Divine Ten proves he is no one-trick pony with a trial around a turn

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 07:31pm by Michael Cox

    ... in an eye-catching effort as he worked into it late. In the following trial, John Size-trained Australian import Mirage (Tye Angland) again loaded into the barriers without a fuss, but the true test ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Tuesday's turf trials reveal ISG talents

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 10:17am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Tuesday's turf trials reveal ISG talents A host of last December's Hong Kong International Sales graduates (ISGs) are already beginning to flex their muscles at the trials- led by the sales-topper Longwah Amber, ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Dubai riches await Chang's Tapestry after smart dirt trial

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 08:19pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Dubai's riches await Tapestry after trial Rich Tapestry zipped through a dirt trial with the aim of clearing out the cobwebs before jetting out to Dubai later this week, spacing rivals by a big margin and running an i ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Do You Get It looks a coming dirt winner

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 08:26pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Do You Get It looks a coming dirt winner John Size-trained Do You Get It looks like a dirt track winner waiting to happen after an impressive trial at Sha Tin on Tuesday. The three-year-old had already been given four tria ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Delight in Harbour after trial improvement

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 09:25pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Delight in Harbour after improvement Harbour Delight continued to show improvement following a stable transfer and although he might not look a world-beater, a solid dirt trial on Friday indicated he could be competitive s ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Solar Great continues to rise up the ladder

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Solar Great continues to rise up the ladder The David Hall-trained Solar Great completed his five-win transition from Class Four also-ran to feature-race winner in the Group Three Hong Kong Macau Trophy (1,400m) and spared jockey Douglas Whyte his blushes. Whyte was having his first experience of Solar Great and that could have been his downfall ...

  9. Charles The Great in a class of his own

    Posted May 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Champion jockey Douglas Whyte has a difficult barrier draw to navigate, but an abundance of speed in the France Galop Cup (1,000m) tonight at Happy Valley should assist him to get Charles The Great home first. The John Moore-trained three-year-old looks the horse with the most upside and his career so far has been encouraging in that he has won ...

  10. Cup field fears slow speed may be barrier

    Posted Apr 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen Connections of the leading chances were more concerned about the lack of early speed in Sunday's HK$14 million Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup than which barriers they drew yesterday. When quietly spoken Japanese trainer Masanori Ito selected barrier one for his entrant, Never Bouchon, and then intimated his long-striding stayer would be out to set a genuine ...




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