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  1. Cup takes toll as Fashion skips Singapore trip

    Posted Apr 27th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... there would decide where Elegant Fashion would be directed for the Hong Kong International Races in December. 'We ummed and ahhed last year about the 2,000 metre Cup or the 2,400 metre Vase ... Alan Aitken Outstanding mare Elegant Fashion will miss the Singapore International Airlines Cup at Kranji next month after pulling up stiff and sore from her gallant second in the Audemars ...

  2. Rakti on course for Sha Tin challenge

    Posted Nov 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken But injured Express' chances of running again appear slim The Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races received a boost yesterday with confirmation that English star Rakti would take his place in the Hong Kong Mile despite a thrashing in Japan on Sunday, but the prospects for former Mile champion Olympic Express look somewhat less bright. Rakti was beaten ...

  3. HK front-runner to host Breeders' Cup

    Posted Jan 26th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken in Dubai Jockey Club considers 2009 date to stage prestigious US meeting as organisers look to go global Hong Kong is a front-runner for the first international staging ... including Hong Kong, had been asked to submit bids to host the Breeders' Cup- racing's 'other' world championships- in 2008, 2009 and 2010, similar to the manner in which Olympic ...

  4. Club features lure top performers

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com The star-studded Jockey Club features on November 20 are looking a proper dress rehearsal for the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races in December, ... in distance to the Hong Kong Cup on international day. Across the Pearl River delta, the first international race at Taipa racecourse, the Macau Sand Premier Cup, had its first arrival yesterday ...

  5. Jockey Club to make HK 'world's best bet'

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

    ... Murray Bell International Races the main focus of a global wagering plan The Jockey Club yesterday outlined a five-year plan to make Hong Kong racing the most attractive bet for punters worldwide. This weekend's Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races meeting was effectively the centrepiece of the plan- a $56 million showcase of top racing management, said the club's ...


    Posted Dec 06th 2003, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... of the biggest trophies in international horse racing. Winning on the day was not a first for Hong Kong- others had won in days gone by when, with all due respect, the standard of the Hong Kong International Races had been lower and foreign stars harder to lure. But as prize money for the meeting climbed steeply, a growing chorus of critics asked why Hong Kong had increased its stakes, ...

  7. Internationals a winning formula sure to go from strength to strength

    Posted Dec 12th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Hats off to the Jockey Club for presenting an outstanding Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races meeting on Sunday, despite the clear impact of equine influenza. While ... to 1,200m to dispel the idea that the race was a specialist course where Hong Kong sprinters had a huge advantage. In some ways, Miss Andretti's failure around this way is a great ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Heroes at home but (mostly) zeroes overseas

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox Hong Kong was dominant on home turf with a near clean sweep at Sha Tin's international showpiece and triumphant in what was proclaimed as the strongest ever Champions Mile, but underwhelming away from home with only Little Bridge's Royal Ascot victory to show from a record number of travellers. The Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races turned ...

  9. Star-studded line-up for 'turf world championships'

    Posted Oct 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com The 2011 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races (CXHKIR) may still be almost two months away, but racing fans will get at least a flavour of what ... at the first stage for the four CX Hong Kong International Races from 311 entries ...

  10. Scintillation to stay ahead of the pack

    Posted Jan 01st 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Cup, 1,400 metres, at Sha Tin to post a win in the race coming off an outstanding performance at the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races. Until Hidden Dragon's victory at odds-on ... first start since late November. Run over 1,200 metres in prior years and often featuring horses returning quickly after the international races, the Cup has been the scene of some flat efforts ...




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