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  1. Horse power

    Posted Jun 26th 2005, 12:00am by David Evans

    ... he's a very proud horse. You can see the way he fights in every one of his races,' says da Silva. 'Even when he came second and third, he fought tooth and nail all the way to the line. But sometimes I feel he isn't concentrating in all of his races. If you look at that picture in the [South China Morning Post] of him in the Yasuda Kinen, the other two horses had ...

  2. Meridian Star rolls back the years

    Posted Nov 09th 2003, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... to Australia to race on as an ageing horse. 'There are plenty of weight-for-age races there where he wouldn't be giving away weight and they are often run on wet tracks, especially ... and arrived in the dying stages to take his earnings to $13.4 million- much of that in minor placings. 'As a younger horse, Meridian Star was one of those fantastic horses who was first or second ...

  3. Lee sitting Pretty in rookies' race

    Posted Feb 12th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... the local wisdom about the chestnut. 'I looked at his form when everyone told me he was a Happy Valley horse, but the fact was he had run his first race here at Sha Tin and then hadn't ... O'Sullivan and David Hall for first-season training honours. And if Lee was looking for a horse to test his training skills, the big gelding he inherited from retired Geoff Lane has given him all ...

  4. Young gun So moves up the ranks after reaching milestone

    Posted Mar 11th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... claim dropped to seven as from his next race meeting, but he was still able to take the full amount on Legend, who won his fourth race for the term and his first at 1,800m. 'You put 10-pound claimers on in distance races and you often don't get the luck you need but full credit to Ben- he's ridden this horse terrific his last two starts,' Hall said. 'Legend ...

  5. Talented Peppermint makes a cool debut

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Phillip Woo

    ... well for fifth in the same race. In his first outing last month, Rumba King was detached from the field after running out abruptly following a bad check before closing off soundly for sixth ...

  6. Despite his bad manners, Able Charm looks the part

    Posted Jan 05th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... immediate impact at the races, as does the John Size-trained Dispatcher, who looks a lovely stamp of a horse and was strangled back to the rear of heat five by Douglas Whyte. ... connections who have enjoyed great success with Group One winner Able One and have Able Speed entered in race seven at Happy Valley tonight- and under the guidance of Moore and stable rider Darren ...

  7. Snow Fairy can be the one to foil French

    Posted Nov 25th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken No horse has ever defended a win in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup, but Vision D'Etat gets a second to none chance to be the first this year in a race largely dominated by French-trained runners. Four French-trained horses are set to contest the Cup, with three of them among the top-four rated runners, and five-year-old Vision D'Etat is to make his swansong ...

  8. Pearl a tribute to training 'genius'

    Posted Mar 14th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... one race is one for the ages. Cruz was suitably modest about the accomplishment and was only looking forward. 'We thought this horse would run well today because he's just kept ... with the third placing of his South African private purchase Sambuca, who had earlier taken the prize as the best-presented horse in the pre-race parade. 'He got shuffled back a little when ...

  9. Fradd enjoys best of Fortune

    Posted Dec 05th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... trying hard.' Fradd said he elected to stay at the rear of the field on Fortune Lad when the horse was slowly away yesterday, which led to his big finish to win his first race after 22 ... a useful record of five wins from his 38 starts. 'He's a great horse to have in the place. He won two races for us last year and with luck he'll find another one sometime during ...

  10. Buy low, win high- Leung reveals formula for success

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

    ... but it is the Hong Kong system- there are not enough suitable races for all the horses to run often, so I waited,' Leung explained. 'As long as the horse is fit, there will be a race ... Alan Aitken 'I rely on my ability to look at the horse, not the pedigree. Who cannot read a pedigree? It is there for everyone to see' Perhaps one of the few horse trainers ...




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