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  1. Sport - Racing

    Karis Teetan ambitious after all-weather victory

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 11:22pm by Alan Aitken

    ... that Class Four turf win earlier in the term was the end for Ambitious King on that surface. "The type of horse he is, with that cruising speed he has, I'd love to ride him in a 1,400m race ... Moreira rode him on the all-weather in January and I knew he would be an even better horse on this surface. Luckily for me, he was slowly away and finished fourth, so I was able to get back on him ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    US-based horses fine after six-hour delay on their arrival in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 10:32pm by Alan Aitken

    ... for the Longines Hong Kong International Races was delayed by almost six hours on Wednesday, but Little Mike and King Kreesa landed unharmed. The flight carrying the two horses was originally scheduled ... on the horses." Executive director of racing Bill Nader reported that neither horse appeared to have been harmed from the delay. "Little Mike seems to be doing well. King Kreesa they are monitoring ...

  3. Sport - Racing - TRIPLE TRIO

    Formula Won on pole position for TT closer

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 09:56pm by Michael Cox

    ... for horses that have yet to win a race this season and, by definition, it includes a few out-of-sorts types freefalling through the grades. There are also some runners who have been knocking ... Won on pole position for TT closer A massive betting move did not bear fruit for Caspar Fownes-trained plunge horse Formula Won last start but with some better luck he can break his local ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Teetan hopes to make the most of Mile opportunity

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:26pm by Alan Aitken

    ... in the same race and trainer John Size has turned to Teetan, who rode Glorious Days in a barrier trial on Friday morning. “He had a very easy trial just to keep him ticking over and give Mr Size ... Hong Kong season. That level of form from the hard-working lightweight is getting him more attention with respect to high-quality horses. With Joao Moreira suspended last weekend, John Moore ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Go Baby Go looking for a straight double as he takes on young gun Divine Ten

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 09:10pm by Michael Cox

    ... to the pressure, his stamina giving out as he finished 10th. You can't talk about straight racing at Sha Tin without mentioning the pronounced bias to horses racing against the grandstand rail ... four of five, all this season, all over today's course and distance- to jump from a new horse's mark of 52 up to 97. Whyte will claim two pounds over the allotted 115 pounds, and he ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - RACING

    Mr Gnocchi: first pasta the post?

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 04:32am by LO WEI

    ... on the city's racing calendar and its most historic race. The 2,000-metre race brings together the city's 14 best four-year-old horses. "Among the horses that I previously owned, some of them ... in races, Tsoi said. A runner in his school days, Tsoi made owning horses his hobby because he enjoyed the spirit of racing. "Horses are loyal to the race. Horse-racing is not just about ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Fortune favours Fownes' Braveness in his quest to go back-to-back

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 08:43pm by Alan Aitken

    ... not stop him if the same horse turns up for the Volunteers' Challenge Cup (1,000m) at Happy Valley on Wednesday night. The four-year-old returned a career best effort winning from barrier two ... there. He moves from gate two to gate nine this evening and he rises to 133 pounds in the saddle, but the horse- who won on January 15- will cope with the weight and closer analysis of the draw ...

  8. Derby horses can't be judged only on the race itself

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken There is a famous story in Australian racing, going back to the 1970s, when a Sydney-based trainer renowned for betting well took a lightly-raced horse he rated very highly in private to a low-grade, four-runner Queensland provincial race, only too happy to accept whatever odds were on offer. When his horse came in fourth, or last as some would have it, he was out ...

  9. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Winnie's Horse is knocking on the door

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by Phillip Woo

    ... Phillip Woo phillip.woo@scmp.com Winnie's Horse is knocking on the door Tony Cruz is giving John Size a run for his money in the trainers' title and Winnie's Horse can keep ... on wet ground and two placings. Winnie's Horse wasn't beaten further than six lengths in any of his seven prior starts behind some smart types. He was backed from $46 to jump a $31 ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Fownes does it again with back-up horses

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... (Vincent Ho Chak-yiu) saw him return $177 for a $10 investment, despite solid form, after a pre-race plan to fire across to lead from gate 10 paid off. "We really fancied the horse ... led all the way in a Class Four on Wednesday, but weights had already been issued for this race under club rules and the dual-entry could only be penalised a maximum seven pounds, keeping him ...




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