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  1. Ultra Fantasy 'to miss sprint feature'

    Posted Nov 01st 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Jockey Alex Lai Hoi-wing gave a resounding hint that Sprinters Stakes hero Ultra Fantasy will be missing when the Group Two Jockey Club Sprint is run at Sha Tin on November 21. ... likely be out for November 21 and 24, stewards reminded him that would clash with the Jockey Club Sprint. Lai, however, replied that he had no rides of note coming up on those days, for which he ...

  2. Lion City sensation Rocket Man gets a good feel of Sha Tin

    Posted Nov 16th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... is back in town to start a short club jockey stint and to pilot Rocket Man in Sunday's Group Two Jockey Club Sprint (1,200m). The sprinter reportedly lost 6 kilograms in body weight during ... in Singapore on Sunday. Rocket Man will be the second foreign visitor to come for the Jockey Club Sprint as a lead-in to next month's Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint, but should be the first ...

  3. Forget his second-up flop, Kingdom out to rule again

    Posted Dec 12th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... grip on the event. Ricky Yiu Poon-fai has shed light on that last-start fifth in the Jockey Club Sprint, admitting he had been kinder than usual to Sacred Kingdom (Brett Prebble) ... grabbed the Group One on international day with authority. In this year's Jockey Club Sprint, there were similarities, with Sacred Kingdom coming off seven weeks without a race, coming to win ...

  4. Rocket Man lands at Sha Tin stables

    Posted Nov 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen Rocket Man yesterday landed in Hong Kong ahead of two return bouts with his local conquerors in the Group Two Cathay Pacific Jockey Club Sprint next Sunday and the Group One Hong Kong Sprint next month. Rocket Man will line-up against Sacred Kingdom and Green Birdie in the coming weeks and gets his chance to avenge his only two defeats on home soil- both ...

  5. 'I have no complaints at all with Rocket Man's level of fitness'

    Posted Dec 07th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken South African jockey Felix Coetzee had a message yesterday for trackwork watchers who felt Rocket Man has been 'cuddled' in his work since the Jockey Club Sprint ... last Saturday, and observers of that gallop said he appeared to handle the right hand turn better than he had in the Jockey Club Sprint. 'I'm happy with him as far as the turn goes, ...

  6. Sacred Kingdom loses his champion Australian-bred title

    Posted Sep 07th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Moore stable, and a move to Sha Tin will see him follow highly rated youngsters Xtension, Business As Usual and Caspar Fownes' recent acquisition, Coordinated Cut. The Hong Kong Jockey Club ... the South China Morning Post, as HK$143 million when in the fact the correct figure was HK$130 million. As a result, the Jockey Club's bottom line result, which the Post reported as a HK$1 ...

  7. Rocket Man's absence boosts Green Birdie's chances

    Posted Sep 17th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Jockey Club Sprint- formerly the International Sprint Trial- on November 21 is now on Rocket Man's schedule as his lead-in to the HK$14 million Hong Kong Sprint on December 12. Stewards ... to Japan, but will prepare for the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint in December with a lead-up race at Sha Tin. Trainer Patrick Shaw has decided against the race at Nakayama on October 3 because ...

  8. Rule out Kingdom at your peril, warns Yiu

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

    ... of colic, but a below-par performance in the major lead-up race- the Jockey Club Sprint (1,200m)- has allowed doubters to grow like mushrooms after rain. Ultra Fantasy returns from Japan ... in the Jockey Club Sprint second-up.' Yiu is more relaxed about the apparent failure now than he was after the race. He paced nervously outside the veterinary quarters while the staff ran ...

  9. Rocket Man's HK fan club dress for success at Sha Tin racecourse

    Posted Dec 11th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Kong's One World in the Cathay Pacific Jockey Club Sprint. 'I love underdogs- even when they are horses,' said jazz saxophonist Blaine Whittaker (pictured). 'I had seen Rocket Man ... sprinter (pictured) trots on to the turf tomorrow at Sha Tin for the International Sprint, die-hard fans will be waiting. And you can spot them wearing the 'I'm a Rocket Man' T-shirt ...

  10. Big guns given good blow-outs ahead of international races

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Derek Cruz's Joy And Fun which held the most interest for punters trying to get a handle on the fresh runners entered for the Hong Kong Sprint. The official international trial race- the Jockey Club Sprint (1,200m)- threw up plenty of variables ahead of the big one, but with Dubai Al-Quoz Sprint winner Joy And Fun returning from injury and Ultra Fantasy coming into the race fresh ...




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