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  1. Comment - Blogs

    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

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Follow @KemblaCoxy A trip to the Hong Kong Racing Museum is a sure-fire way to shake off that pesky mid-season cynicism and fall in love with the sport all ... 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 ...

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    Who has dominated the first half of the racing season?

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

    ... the field, an opportunistic Purton pounced before straightening with a split-second decision that won him the race. 2. Joao Moreira- Same World- Group Three January Cup When you ride 44 winners from ... is jump, run and flow – where he brought some in-race awareness and tactical nous into play. After enduring a bumping duel with Zac Purton down the side, Moreira sensed an opportunity to escape ...

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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

    ... Kong racing. But Moore’s decision to give Purton the boot is not only symbolic of the seismic shift in the jockeys’ pecking order – how do you lead by 30 in the premiership and be considered ... and Tony Cruz, the two trainers with the numbers, and Moore’s "big money, big race" yard. In Purton’s previous six seasons in Hong Kong, he had ridden sporadically for Size – just eight ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Moore adds Kabayan to his long list of Derby hopefuls

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 10:11pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... about get him into the Derby," Moore said. "That's what we bought him for, and he's just looking for ground." Kabayan raced once over the 2,000m trip in Australia ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Friend appears more than Able of avoiding favourites hoodoo in Classic Cup

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 08:57pm by Alan Aitken

    ... but that won't stop punters descending on the logical favourite, Able Friend. In a race without leaders- another ingredient that often opens a race to upsets- John Moore-trained Able Friend (Joao ... or amongst the frontrunners over middle distances and raced well. When leaders are absent, the Tony Cruz yard often fills the void, as we saw in the Classic Mile when Photon Willie took up what ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Military Attack to run in Dubai World Cup while Blazing Speed heads to Duty Free

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 12:43pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com For the first time, Hong Kong will boast two runners in the the world's richest race after organisers acceded to a request from trainer John Moore to switch races and tackle the US$10 million Dubai World Cup on March 29 with Horse Of The Year Military Attack. Military Attack had been accepted for the US$5 million Dubai Duty Free prior to his ...

  7. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Judge Gideon on his terrific second performance

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 08:18pm by Alan Aitken

    ... the speed on leader Medic Kingdom, not by stacking them up in a slow middle section but by gradually increasing the tempo each section of the race, which meant horses running on didn't get to pull back any ground cheaply. It's a race shape that is tough to overcome for the finishers and the second, third and fourth placegetters all did well to take ground off Medic Kingdom ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Lifeline a Super chance for Hong Kong as our horses take on Macau's best

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 08:46pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Teetan) relished the task when he lined up in the Class One Chinese New Year Challenge Cup last time, getting the run of the race with his ability to sit on the speed then proving too strong ... to produce a carbon copy of his last ride on the gelding. As is usual with the interport features, the Macau horses look most likely to provide the leaders in the race, with Wonder Mossman, Lucky ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Military prepares for Dubai attack after impressive Gold Cup win

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 10:19pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Akeed Mofeed disappoints as John Moore's star goes back-to-back, with the world's richest race next month now potentially on the agenda Military prepares for Dubai attack after Gold Cup win John Moore was chasing a Dubai World Cup start for Military Attack and Akeed Mofeed was left chasing shadows as the match race of the season fizzed ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Classic victory for Designs on Rome as favourite Able Friend upstaged

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 10:08pm by Alan Aitken

    ... on the John Moore-trained stablemate at the 700m, flushing the Brazilian out early and making the race a stamina test. "That was a magnificent ride by Tommy- when he came around, I just had ... today but there's always another race- I wouldn't swap my ride for the Derby." Designs On Rome and Able Friend now dominate all Derby discussion after one-two finishes ...




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