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  1. Dano-Mast flies corporate colours

    Posted Dec 13th 2003, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Two of the European runners at Sha Tin tomorrow will be flying the flag for more than their countries. Hong Kong Cup runner, Dano-Mast and Fair Mix in the Vase will be carrying the hopes of sponsors. They are part of the quietly emerging world of corporate racing, carrying company names, logos and colours and reaching out with more than their four strong limbs. Dano-Mast ...

  2. Comment - Blogs

    Who has dominated the first half of the racing season?

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 09:18pm by Michael Cox

    ... two seasons. Let’s go through the best rides, training efforts and individual horse performances of the first half of this term. BEST RIDES 1. Zac Purton – Dominant – Group One Hong Kong Vase ... ride was, preparing a horse for a mile and a half race against a crack field of European stayers on the smell of an oily rag – using only a flat dirt track, a couple of turf gallops and trials, ...

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    Magnifico! Italian trio brings flair to first half of the season

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 10:06pm by Michael Cox

    ... of fresh air this season – part of a new wave of talent that has helped to further rejuvenate the Hong Kong jockey ranks. Of all the emerging sub plots to a fascinating first half of the season, ... with the stewards, but he still rode 10 winners and has missed at least half a dozen possible winners after he returned to Japan. If you listen to Richard Gibson, Rispoli is well on his way to emulating ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Racing Digest- February 16, 2014

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 10:31pm

    ... of a headache to manage than your usual lower grade battler. "If this horse misses even half a day of work he ties up badly," Schutz said. A perfect ride from Zac Purton helped the five-year-old break through at his 13th start and he now finds himself back in Class Four. "He had everything go his way and he has still only won by half a length, so we won't get too ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Moreira and the extended mile key to victory for Winnie's Horse

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 08:24pm by Alan Aitken

    ... up in distance to the extended mile. Mega Champion and Emperor Claudius can certainly take up forward positions in the race, but there is speed drawn in the outside half of the field too, ...

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    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

    ... an outsider to win it within half a season? – but also of the Australian’s lack of favour with the “big three” stables. The big three consist of perennial trainers’ championship contenders John Size ... years. He had notched seven wins for the expat Australian in the last season-and-a-half, including three on Military Attack and two gems on Dominant – one of them in the Group One Hong Kong Vase, ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Military prepares for Dubai attack after impressive Gold Cup win

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 10:19pm by Alan Aitken

    ... put his head down and the damage was done by the time he'd spent half the race fighting against the steel. In hindsight, that's a run you can put the pen through." Trainer ...

  8. Sport - Racing - TRIPLE TRIO

    Khaya's late Derby bid headlines the last leg of the Triple Trio

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 08:50pm by Michael Cox

    ... was hindered by a bad draw up the straight on debut, and last start was half a length away from Great Pegasus when stepping up to 1,200m, albeit after box seating from gate one. He will find it more ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Yip brings up milestone winner with a double

    Posted Feb 08th 2014, 10:49pm by Michael Cox

    ... be tough but after a slow first half of the term a double at Sha Tin got things moving in the right direction for the stable. Yip had just 11 wins, and a frustrating 27 seconds, coming ... this and I think we will go better in the second half of the season." Yips wins came in back-to-back races in the middle of the day, from vastly different rides. After Tye Angland's two early ...

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    No value, but Moreira to dominate Challenge

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 09:31pm by Michael Cox

    ... be noted that Moreira's day finishes much better than the beginning and those placing a bet on an outsider should be mindful of the strong back half of the program for the Brazilian. Tye ...




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