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  1. Sport - Racing

    Hong Kong stars dominate showpiece meeting

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 09:57pm by Alan Aitken

    ... showpiece meeting Next month's Longines Hong Kong International Races will be bristling with stars- but the Jockey Club will be privately disappointed with how many of the names announced ... Japan will supply 10, Britain seven and the French are down to just two. The HK$25 million Hong Kong Cup over 2,000m will be the richest race ever contested here and is expected to be dominated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1649433/hong-kong-stars-dominate-showpiece-meeting
  2. Sport - Racing

    Hong Kong Vase field: Arc runner-up Flintshire leads the pack

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 03:58pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Last year, Hong Kong stole the $16.5 million Longines Hong Kong Vase from the visitors for the first time since 1998, but the prospect looks less likely this time around, with a list of foreign stayers headed by Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and Breeders' Cup Turf runner-up, Flintshire. The Andre Fabre-trained Flintshire, one of two runners ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1649299/hong-kong-vase-field-arc-runner-flintshire-leads-pack
  3. Sport - Racing

    Flintshire headlines European quest to regain Vase

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 09:49pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Flintshire headlines Euro quest to regain Vase A clever Zac Purton ride last year saw Hong Kong steal the HK$16.5 million Longines Hong Kong Vase from the visitors for the first time since 1998, but the presence of headline stayer Flintshire augurs well for the trophy returning to its usual European home next month. Europeans have dominated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1649428/flintshire-headlines-european-quest-regain-vase
  4. Sport - Racing

    'Versatile' Speed blazes trail to Hong Kong's richest race

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 11:52pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com 'Versatile' Speed blazes Hong Kong Cup trail Trainer Tony Cruz may have in Blazing Speed the horse to end a 21-year wait for a Triple Crown winner but that can wait while he has an appointment with Hong Kong's richest race on December 14. You know last season, I was a bit upset he didn't win the Triple Crown Tony Cruz ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1647282/versatile-speed-blazes-trail-hong-kongs-richest-race
  5. Sport - Racing

    Neil Callan cleans up with double, but misses a third at Happy Valley

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 01:26am by Alan Aitken

    ... on him." Still Callan was satisfied with his double- a pair that took him to 27 wins from his past 208 rides in Hong Kong- a tremendous strike rate stretching back into last season. Perhaps Ho ... efforts on Dragon in race four. Rawiller has barely been in the saddle in the last three months after being suspended in Japan, then in Hong Kong and once in Australia. He begins the new ban after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1649572/neil-callan-cleans-double-misses-third-happy-valley
  6. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS ALAN AITKEN

    A warmer autumn results in fast times

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 11:37pm by Alan Aitken

    ... in selection- it would be something of a shock, for example, if last-placed Aerovelocity didn't still have a place in the Hong Kong Sprint ahead of any of the place-getters. One of the more ... tunes. The last local lead-up win in the same category was Sacred Kingdom's seven years ago and he made short work of the Hong Kong Sprint at odds of 1.4. It's hard to see how Able ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1648722/warmer-autumn-results-fast-times
  7. Sport - Racing

    Cruz far from scared of taking on all comers with Peniaphobia

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 12:10am by Alan Aitken

    ... too soon. "He got there quicker than I'd expected and then was dour to the line. Hopefully, he can get a better draw in the Hong Kong Sprint and he is going to be a force ... kept improving," said Cruz, who has won Hong Kong Sprints with the champion Silent Witness. "I think he's a serious contender for the international- he will be stronger ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1647286/cruz-far-scared-taking-all-comers-peniaphobia
  8. Sport - Racing

    Moore eyes Dominant for rich Sydney carnival

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 10:56pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Sunday's prelude meeting in one piece despite the very firm track, although the fast ground meant Dominant, last year's Longines Hong Kong Vase winner, finished only 11th. "They all seem ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1647857/moore-eyes-dominant-rich-sydney-carnival
  9. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Able Friend steals show amid day of heartbreaks

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 10:48pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Hong Kong Sprint selections will be a problem with more locals stamping their credentials Able Friend steals show amid day of heartbreaks International prelude day at Sha Tin was intended to showcase, even finalise likely candidates for the Longines Hong Kong International Races next month, but it became a day of heartbreaks and headaches. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1647164/able-friend-steals-show-amid-day-heartbreaks
  10. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Respect my 'Dad's Army in dress rehearsals for internationals: Fownes

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 02:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... 'Dad's Army' in dress rehearsals,says confident Fownes As the major local horses for the Longines Hong Kong Internationals throw down their credentials at today's dress rehearsals, the Dad's Army aspect has top trainer Caspar Fownes full of respect for the new kid on the block. Lucky Nine begins his sixth season of racing in the Jockey Club Sprint and remains Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1646590/respect-my-dads-army-dress-rehearsals-internationals-fownes

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