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  1. HK's Down Under hopes on hold

    Posted Aug 30th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Trainer John Moore is awaiting a 'definitive answer' on the status of Melbourne Cox Plate-bound Viva Pataca under the equine standstill orders before rescheduling transport to Australia. Moore cancelled a flight last Sunday for Viva Pataca and Viva Macau after the equine influenza outbreak brought Australian racing to a halt. 'I am worried about ...

  2. HK model adopted to woo Cox Plate raiders

    Posted Mar 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... and Elegant Fashion (2004). On one occasion, John Moore's plans for Viva Pataca were ruined by the equine influenza outbreak in Australia, while the other attempts have fallen by the wayside ...

  3. HK stars rank with the best- but struggle overseas

    Posted Jul 06th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... due to Australia's equine influenza, a switch to the Breeders' Cup vetoed by owner Stanley Ho Hung-sun, so it was back to plan A and the Cathay Pacific Internationals. A matter ... but they and the QEII meeting suffered fallout from equine influenza with fewer visitors than usual in some races and a Champions Mile with only one overmatched Japanese guest- a travelling companion for a QEII ...

  4. Virus ends Pataca's Aussie adventure

    Posted Aug 31st 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Calling off the trip is common sense, says Moore The W.S. Cox Plate dream of John Moore ended before it had begun after the trainer abandoned Melbourne campaigns for Viva Pataca and Viva Macau as the equine influenza outbreak in Australia escalated. After last weekend's initial equine influenza (EI) outbreak, Moore spoke to Racing Victoria official Leigh ...

  5. Pataca seems unable to catch a plane anywhere

    Posted Sep 05th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... the world's joint-richest turf race- the Sheema Classic. Then there were the equine influenza uncertainties in Australia, which halted the star stayer's Cox Plate campaign in Melbourne, before ...

  6. Moore sets up Pataca for Breeders' Cup tilt

    Posted Sep 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... then the trip has his approval,' Moore said last night. Moore last week aborted a planned assault on Australia's Cox Plate for the multiple Group One winner in the wake of the equine influenza ...

  7. Moore desperate for Pataca to seize last shot at glory

    Posted Apr 26th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... in 2007 was stymied by the outbreak of equine influenza in Australia, but the blueprint for that trip will form the schedule for Collection this time around. 'He will have basically the same ...

  8. Pataca ' better than ever' for HK Cup tilt

    Posted Sep 17th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... was being prepared for a trip to Melbourne when equine influenza caused us to cancel his trip. But this year, everything's right. Darren agrees [that he's better than last year], he's ...

  9. Viva Pataca stands head and shoulders above his rivals

    Posted May 25th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... quite as trainer John Moore and owner Stanley Ho Hung-sun might have envisaged. In fact, it started out on the wrong leg when the equine influenza crisis in Australia put an end to Viva ...

  10. Racing To Win ready to take on Good Ba Ba

    Posted Mar 18th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... for the international meeting was cancelled after equine influenza shut down Sydney racing for several months. 'The one issue I believe John has with coming here is that the horse must do a two week ...




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