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  1. Cumani pulls Purple Moon from HK Vase

    Posted Dec 01st 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The Jockey Club has had its first casualty among the invited runners for the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races on Sunday week with the withdrawal of UK-based Purple Moon from the Vase. Last year's photo-finish runner-up behind ...

  2. An A-Z of Hong Kong Horse Racing

    Posted Jan 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen An A-Z of Hong Kong Horse Racing by Heather Adams Bonham Media HK$158 Those looking for a quick reference book for Hong Kong racing will find An A-Z of Hong Kong Horse Racing by Heather Adams a goldmine of useful and interesting facts. Adams ...

  3. On the Rails

    Posted Nov 10th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... D'Etat will defend his Cup. But a number of the highest-profile entries, like retired sprinter Starspangledbanner, have already opted out and it is decision time for others. Rocket Man arrives ... Mountain, we hope that Rocket Man's presence in the lead-up event will enhance rather than flatten the promise of their meeting in the main event. Sadly, we won't see either of the boom ...

  4. Happy Zero blazes a trail for Moore

    Posted Dec 21st 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Trainer delighted to take a leaf out of Size's book John Moore's strategy of taking a leaf out of rival trainer John Size's book began to bear fruit in the opening race yesterday as Happy Zero became the first of his 'B52s& ...

  5. Comment - Blogs

    How Berry and Prebble put 'Magic Man' Moreira in his place

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 07:42pm by Michael Cox

    ... – and can be clearly seen and admired on replay – what made Prebble’s ride great can’t be seen on film. The greatness was in the nervous anticipation leading up to that one moment when the gates open and Prebble is forced to react to whatever happens next. Lucky Nine dwelt fractionally, but Prebble pulled the stick immediately, instinctively. He made sure his mount was close ...

  6. Gear changes and weight drop to favour Royal Knight

    Posted Mar 01st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen Astute trainer and jockey combination Sean Woods and Olivier Doleuze combine with Royal Knight for a potential knockout to Triple Trio punters at Happy Valley tomorrow night, and the jackpot of almost HK$3.5 million may well rest on the five ...

  7. On the Rails

    Posted Oct 06th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... of numbers. No doubt, if changes are to be made to the series next month, those changes would have to be with regard to widening the GSC, thereby making the title and the series bonus more accessible. ...

  8. Hay List lined up to break local domination of HK Sprint

    Posted Sep 14th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken South African jockey Glyn Schofield is well known to Hong Kong fans and he might be back in December to end the local domination of the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint. Based in Sydney for the past two years, Schofield has become one of the le ...

  9. Bookmakers throw in the towel on Mile

    Posted Dec 10th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The world's online bookmakers have already conceded victory in Sunday's HK$16 million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile to the hometown brigade. With a wide variety of ante-post markets having sprung up around the globe for the four inte ...

  10. Racing To Win shows the Australian raiders mean business

    Posted Dec 09th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The only thing missing was a rousing chorus of Waltzing Matilda as the multiple Group One winners Racing To Win, Apache Cat and Scenic Blast put everyone on notice that this year's Australian contingent is not only well credentialed, but ...




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