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  1. 'Chaplin-like' Sweet 'can play big role in sprints'

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... turned-in, he was described as 'pigeon-toed' by winning jockey Brett Prebble, Captain Sweet put his name forward as a contenders by hauling 131 pounds in a six-horse race, getting a bob on the line to beat Arrived Ahead. 'He has a reverse Charlie Chaplin walk,' the horse's trainer John Moore said. 'But he has got a hell of a motor and we saw it there today, ...

  2. Sport - Racing - RACING DIGEST

    Racing Digest, November 5, 2012

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Hot favourite makes no mistake at the first time of asking If Solar Great's recent turf barrier trial wasn't enough, the betting for the opening race told everyone that Solar Great was expected to win first time out for David Hall. In a race thin on chances, Solar Great (Brett Prebble) opened up a warm favourite and made no mistake- and was still struggling to get ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - RACING

    80 Group One winners nominate for HK International Races

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Early nominations, including Cirrus des Aigles, only a clue to the final field for International Races 80 Group One winners eye spot in 2012 finale The Jockey Club has announced early nominations for the HK$72 million on offer in the Longines Hong Kong International Races on December 9, with 80 Group One winners among the names. "We ...

  4. Kingdom to race one more time

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... will see how he is,' Yiu said. 'There is no decision to retire him yet. If he still seems to be in good shape, then the owner and I are looking at the 1,000m race for him. He won't ...

  5. Little Bridge can make it big in TT

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of this race and none of the overseas raiders seem overwhelming dangers to the strong home team. Rocket Man is below his best and Curren Chan's travel complications put some doubt on her. Ruling out the imports leaves the domestic chances and Lucky Nine is the best of the rest. He hasn't raced since an unlucky trip to Japan. The Caspar Fownes-trained four-year-old looked good ...

  6. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS ALAN AITKEN

    Australian interest in Hong Kong Sprint gives it desired flavour

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... The confirmation that Sea Siren will be here for the Longines Hong Kong Sprint is good news, as Australia is the most serious reference point regarding the quality of the race, and Sea Siren is a serious ... the perception of the race being too hard to win might have vanished. Then the local team took six of the first seven placings last year and it was an issue again. While the Japanese have been hard ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Bookies in line with Hong Kong market- almost

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Bookies in line with HK market- almost One by-product of a more global racing scene is how much smarter the ante-post markets on the Hong Kong internationals have become over ... was given on the day of the race when every man and his dog knew he would be short here, and in the lead-up you could have had 66-1 either of the 10-1 chances which filled the placings, One World ...

  8. 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 ... in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint and a very special seven-year-old, Racing To Win, primed for the Hong Kong Mile. Although not asked to go as fast as his sprinting compatriots yesterday, Racing ...

  9. Sport - Racing - Hong Kong International Races

    Defending champ Lucky Nine leads formidable home team in Sprint

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Club Sprint made the cut - led by defending international day champ Lucky Nine - and are joined by ageing veteran Joy And Fun, who dead-heated for second in the race last year and goes ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Size claims Derby and lets young guns do the talking

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Improved Horse of the Year award. Fay Fay's Derby, giving the trainer his first win in the race, was particularly sweet for Size, but perhaps his greatest individual feat was unleashing ... but the big-race trainer was again the leading stake earner. His runners passed the HK$100 million mark, helped by 10 successes in Group races. With his 35 wins, Richard Gibson arrived from France and had ...




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