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  1. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS ALAN AITKEN

    Another Japan Cup, another crazy call

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

    ... Alan Aitken Stewards' decision not to punish Gentildonna made no sense, and sooner their rules are brought into line with rest of world the better Another Japan Cup, another crazy call What can we say about the Japan Cup result? We'll leave out the swear words. The Japanese stewards were branded by the entire racing world as incompetent after taking down Buena Vista ...

  2. Sport - Racing - JAPAN

    Lord Kanaloa 'is the strongest sprinter in the world'

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Sprint as well as Japan's second Group One dash, the Sprinters Stakes, at the back end of last year, was long odds-on to win the second leg of the Global Sprint Challenge (GSC) after having ... horses. Japan has just two Group One sprints per year and Yasuda has now won the past four of them, as he also trained Curren Chan, and his other runner yesterday, the admirable Dasher Go Go, once ...

  3. Joy And Fun to miss Japan due to quake

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Trainer Caspar Fownes has moved quickly to keep Green Birdie's trip to Japan alive, but connections of Joy And Fun yesterday cancelled his foray in the wake ... back to the Bauhinia Sprint Trophy [at Sha Tin] next month down the straight.' Jockey Zac Purton, who was booked to partner the gelding in Japan, will ride at Sha Tin on March 27 now ...

  4. Green Birdie on another mission to Japan

    Posted Feb 18th 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Hong Kong top liners will be spread far and wide at the end of next month with three runners in Dubai and Green Birdie confirmed to return to Japan with some unfinished ... in the Chairman's Sprint,' Fownes said yesterday. 'And his run in that race told me that he's back on track, so it looks good for the race in Japan with Brett Prebble to ride him.' Derek ...

  5. Snow Fairy's journey part of learning mission, says Dunlop

    Posted Dec 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Commemorative Cup in Japan with his three-year-old, and now Dunlop is setting a new challenge for himself and his charge. 'Snow Fairy is in good form and training well, and the race here is a big ... 'She's settled in here very nicely, although she was a bit perturbed at having all the other horses in the quarantine centre, after coming from Japan where she was the only one in the stable. ...

  6. Sacred Kingdom eyes the Japan option as Dubai loses its lustre

    Posted Jan 19th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Connections of world champion sprinter Sacred Kingdom are considering a Japan Group One option for the horse at the end of March as an alternative to racing in Dubai. The dual ... to run in that too,' Yiu said. 'Plus the race in Japan is a Group One and the prize money is good and Japan is not so far to go.' One of only two Group One sprints on the Japanese ...

  7. Half-hearted Japan needs to show its sincerity

    Posted Apr 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The Jockey Club has listened and corrected the two complaints from Japan about the Champions Mile, but once again the Japanese have stayed away in droves from this Sunday's spring-time feature meeting. The Champions Mile was upgraded in 2005 after extensive discussions with the Japan Racing Association. Prizemoney was almost doubled, from HK$4.5 million ...

  8. Vodka & Co have the edge over visitors in Japan Cup

    Posted Nov 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Today's Japan Cup will host three overseas horses after Marsh Side from America was scratched yesterday, but the host will be anything but kind as a spectacular group of domestic runners have been entered for the 28th edition of Japan's international showpiece at Tokyo Racecourse. The Japanese horses have dominated the race over the last decade, winning eight ...

  9. Whyte has plenty of catching up to do after tame opening day in Japan

    Posted Dec 07th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken, Murray Bell

    ... Alan Aitken and Murray Bell The opening day of the World Super Jockeys series at Hanshin, Japan, left Hong Kong champion Douglas Whyte in a midfield position with todays two events still ... in the series he won two years ago and a respectable eighth position, but leaving him with plenty to do on day twoJapans Futoshi Komaki leads the way with 33 points after a win and a third, ...

  10. Top-level talks to clear Japan hurdle

    Posted Apr 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Hong Kong's representation in the final leg of the Asian Mile Challenge is not yet assured, with a possible ban on travel to Japan in response to the recent equine herpes ... yesterday that the issue was by no means certain to prevent Hong Kong horses from competing in Japan in June, but there are official hurdles to be overcome after 132 horse became infected ...




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