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  1. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Blessed with the right run, Lucky Nine is a good thing, says trainer Fownes

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... if his sprinter, Lucky Nine, gets the right run from a good draw. Fownes is confident his battle-hardened veteran can repel a couple of up-and-coming stars. Lucky Nine vied for the lead last ... then Lucky Nine has the race at his mercy. "If he can find a spot one out and one back, with a bit of luck, then it should be all over. We're pretty confident," Fownes said. Lucky Nine ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Fownes to test Lucky Nine in a quiet trial

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Fownes to test Lucky Nine in a quiet trial Japan-bound frequent flier Lucky Nine will be given an easy time in a Sha Tin all-weather track trial ... Fownes was forced to rework Lucky Nine's preparation for the Sprinters Stakes at Nakayama on September 29 after the five-year-old was withdrawn from a trial last week due to inappetence. ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Fownes scraps Lucky Nine's Japan mission

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:25pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Raid on Sprinters Stakes called off over tiny size of quarantine stables Fownes scraps Lucky Nine's Japan mission Champion trainer Caspar Fownes has been forced to consign Lucky Nine's intended third tilt at the Sprinters Stakes to the waste bin due to the size of the quarantine stabling at Niigata racecourse in Japan. Lucky Nine has ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Lucky Nine is the new breed of jet-setter- equally at home in the air and on the turf

    Posted May 18th 2014, 12:52am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox in Singapore michael.cox@scmp.com Flying horses to other jurisdictions is much easier now than it was a decade ago Pegasus revisited Lucky Nine has flown overseas so often ... quite go to plan last week and Lucky Nine was forced to wait five hours on the tarmac at Chek Lap Kok before taking off, the horse Fownes calls "a dude" didn't bat an eyelid. ...

  7. Lucky Nine has feature at his mercy

    Posted Feb 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com The luxury of an ideal draw and a return to the scene of his biggest win can see the Caspar Fownes-trained Lucky Nine bounce back to winning form ... sixth where the plan just went completely wrong. Fownes and jockey Tye Angland elected to ride Lucky Nine behind the speed that day up the straight and decided to follow favourite Little Bridge ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Warhorse Lucky Nine well suited in Sprint Cup

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 08:44pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Lucky Nine well suited in Group Two Lucky Nine has had more bumps and bruises than your typical seven-year-old, has quirky idiosyncrasies galore and his ... A flat last start fifth by Lucky Nine in the Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup wasn't the type of performance that screamed "back me next start", but his best effort is still ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Lucky Nine defies niggles to win an emotional second Chairman's Sprint Prize

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 10:13pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Lucky Nine defies niggles to win his second Prize With a coat that had him looking like a woolly mammoth, an injured leg too sensitive to touch and a misshapen hoof, there was a time not too long ago that Lucky Nine didn't even look like running in Sunday's Group One Chairman's Sprint Prize (1,200m)- let alone winning first-up ...

  10. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Lucky Nine trainer hopeful of rising temperatures

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

    ... will rise Trainer Caspar Fownes is praying the cold snap eases by the weekend so his "susceptible" champion sprinter, Lucky Nine, can produce his best and book another trip to either Dubai 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. ...




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