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    It's not the Smithsonian, but a couple of additions and the Hong Kong Racing Museum would be a sure-fire winner

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 08:35pm by Michael Cox

    ... Valley holds a fine catalogue of items from more than a century of racing – from newspaper cuttings reporting the inaugural  meeting in 1846, through photos of the tragic Happy Valley fire ... is this clown, who ran on to the track at Happy Valley a few weeks ago:   These renovations really should have been part of the “racecourse master plan” released a couple of years back. We eagerly await ...

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    Life's great mysteries- and why Zac doesn't ride for Size, Cruz, and now Moore

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 08:17pm by Michael Cox

    ... rides were when randomly drawn on his horses in the International Jockeys’ Championship at Happy Valley. Still, after Purton won on Majestic Anthem in the IJC last year, Cruz made this pledge – admittedly it was in the Happy Valley Champagne Bar in the midst of wild post-race festivities: “Yeah, I wouldn't hesitate putting Zac on if the right opportunities come up," Cruz said. ...

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    Who has dominated the first half of the racing season?

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 09:18pm by Michael Cox

    ... that should be working against the Magic Man in his rookie season should be unfamiliarity with the quirky Happy Valley circuit, but he has not only mastered it in a short space of time, but has come ... Dreams- back-to-back Class Two handicaps, Happy Valley http://racing.hkjc.com/racing/video/play.asp?type=replay-full&date=20131120&no=08&lang=eng From hard gallops to no gallops...at ...

  4. Drop in grade at Moonee Valley to suit Silver Grecian

    Posted Oct 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Silver Grecian, trained by John Moore, takes the support stage at Moonee Valley in Melbourne today but jockey Darren Beadman is hoping the drop ... jump-out. Beadman reported Silver Grecian felt the quite hard track at Caulfield last time and Moore had been looking forward to taking him to Moonee Valley, where the surface was more forgiving, ...

  5. Size's success at Valley spells trouble for rivals

    Posted Dec 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... a greater patronisation of Happy Valley meetings. Happy Valley is hardly the ideal course for Size's style, with his horses trained to relax rather than bustle in the early part of their races, ... only 17 wins in three full seasons. With 13 of 36 Valley meetings for the season completed, Size has already sent out 46 runners for six winners there, and plugging that gap in his resume ...

  6. There's Always Something for champ Size at the Valley

    Posted Sep 08th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... wrong in the Beech Handicap (1,200m) at Happy Valley tonight. Size has his winning moments at the early-season fixtures but is renowned as a conditioner whose horses improve with the benefits of racing and the opening eight starters in his title defence on the weekend certainly had that look about them. Also a black mark against his prospects is a poor Valley record in recent seasons, ...

  7. Brilliant Lai takes Valley by storm with first career treble

    Posted May 13th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Popular local rider Eddie Lai Wai-ming grabbed some all too rare chances at Happy Valley last night to land the first treble of his 17-year career and dominate the card. ... again, Lai had gained enough of a break on Chevalier King to hold on by a half length over Leung's mount. 'Blinkers first time, Happy Valley first time- the other horse didn't ...

  8. Moore looks to White Jade for precious Valley victory

    Posted Jun 24th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Valley tonight to show the cupboard isn't completely bare just yet. Most of the Moore team is rated right up to their best after a successful season that has the trainer still sitting atop ... (Weichong Marwing), who was part of the Australian's Happy Valley revival last start when he won comfortably at only his second start for the stable. Both those runs have been eye-catching. He ...

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    Moore pleased with Time After Time's effort

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... with the in-form Charles The Great was the switch in venues from Happy Valley to Sha Tin, where he had been placed just once in four starts. "The Holy Roman Emperors have shown an affinity for Happy Valley and he was racing well there so that's where we kept him racing, but like all of the horses that do well there and get over 100 in the ratings they run out of races and you have ...

  10. Moore makes statement of intent with double on Happy Valley opener

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

    ... runners after completing another double last night at Happy Valley. The stable looks to be on fire with only four runners last night for the pair of wins by Multo Expresso and Inspiration. Rice ... live winning chances and three won. I had a few lucky draws but you always need that here at the Valley and I knew those horses were primed to run well.' Prebble landed the first two races ...




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