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  1. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Caspar Fownes fixing to extend fortune with Lucky Nine

    Posted May 19th 2014, 10:31pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Hong Kong trainer is formulating plan to take tilt at Global Sprint Challenge in bid to break Japan hoodoo Fownes fixing to extend fortune with Lucky Nine Lucky Nine will head back to Japan at the start of next season hoping to collect a second leg of the Global Sprint Challenge and break his frustrating run of misfortune there following another ...

  2. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Ikee vows to fulfil Japan’s Arc dream with Orfevre

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 10:59am by Agence France-Presse in Paris

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Yasutoshi Ikee came agonisingly close last year to achieving Japan’s dream of winning Europe’s most prestigious race, the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, and on Sunday he intends to set that right with the same horse, Orfevre. The 44-year-old, who was born the same year (1969) that Japan first had a runner in the Arc when Speed Symboli finished 11th, ...

  3. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Hong Kong's lack of Group One features actually a positive on the world stage

    Posted May 15th 2014, 08:44pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... Hong Kong was represented in record numbers in Dubai this year. Obviously, we’re back in Singapore, while it’s possible we’ll have a couple of runners in next month’s Yasuda Kinen in Japan ...

  4. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Lack of travel may swing John Moore towards Designs On Rome

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 12:52am by ALAN ATIKEN

    ... virtually an unrated talent at the top level back home in Japan- convincingly won the Group One All Aged Stakes at Randwick. "I don't ever take them cheaply- they have a serious breeding industry in Japan, they can compete on the world stage anywhere and even their Group Two and Group Three type horses are strong," Moore said. If he gets an easy lead, he can be dangerous too. ...

  5. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Trainer Danny Shum delighted with Little Bridge's condition in Japan

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... to Japan- and that was always our plan." When Little Bridge barrier trialled at Sha Tin on September 1, jockey Zac Purton got off and told Shum the horse would need a lot more work ... of other horses. Shum arrived in Japan on September 11 with the gelding and Little Bridge had been alone at Nakayama for the best part of two weeks until fellow Hong Kong representative Lucky Nine ...

  6. Sport - Racing - RACING

    All systems go for Japan with Lucky Nine, but Thumbs Up not so lucky

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox All systems go for Japan-bound Lucky Nine A scintillating dirt trial by Japan-bound Lucky Nine yesterday lightened the mood of trainer Caspar Fownes, who revealed staying star Thumbs Up would miss his major targets for this season- the horse's last- with a suspensory ligament injury. Jockey Brett Prebble ensured Lucky Nine's fitness was up to scratch after ...

  7. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Lucky eight are strongest Hong Kong contingent to land in Dubai

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 10:08pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Cruz-trained Blazing Speed and Derek Cruz's veteran sprinter, Joy And Fun left on Wednesday night. Blazing Speed is a 16-1 chance in the Dubai Duty Free, where Japan's Just A Way ...

  8. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Lucky Nine trainer hopeful of rising temperatures

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 11:12pm by Michael Cox

    ... or Japan. Lucky Nine has won five Group Ones in a glittering career, despite battling exercise- induced pulmonary haemorrhaging- a condition thought to be exacerbated by cooler temperatures. ... at the Takamatsunomiya Kinen in Japan. But Fownes added that staying home for the third leg of the Speed Series- the Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup (1,400m)- seemed equally viable. "He will be entered ...

  9. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Caspar Fownes hopes Packing Whiz can fulfil promise in Stewards' Cup

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 10:40pm by AA

    ... Britain and Japan, with Military Attack and Ambitious Dragon both on a rating of 124 and only rated six points inferior to the world's two leading performers of 2013, the brilliant females, ...

  10. Sport - RACING

    Moonlight Cloud shines in line-up for Hong Kong International Races

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 10:25pm by Alan Aitken

    ... French mare Moonlight Cloud, Japan's champion sprinter Lord Kanaloa and new middle-distance star Just A Way could head the big foreign names as HK$72 million in prize money is carved up ... Elizabeth II Cup at Sha Tin this year, another two lengths away in third. It was his first Group One win and connections of Just A Way have hinted he may now bypass the Japan Cup (2,400m) to stay ...




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