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  1. Ageing mile field gives O'Shea reason to hope

    Posted Nov 20th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The query hanging over Hong Kong's ageing milers has given jockey Kevin Shea hope ahead of Eagle Mountain's return in the Cathay Pacific International Mile Trial ... 'After Mike got him off Aidan O'Brien, Eagle Mountain fractured his pelvis and had a year off before winning at Newmarket, second in the Breeders' Cup and winning the Cup here, then he ...

  2. Mountain heads strong foreign list for QE II and Champions Mile

    Posted Mar 13th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Queen Elizabeth II Cup will see the return of the last two winners, Archipenko and Viva Pataca, who will face off against Eagle Mountain, the hero of the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup in December. Eagle Mountain, trained by Mike de Kock, will seek to emulate Hong Kong-trained Vengeance Of Rain, the last horse to win each of Hong Kong's two international Group Ones at 2,000m. ...

  3. International raiders take Trials to new level

    Posted Nov 18th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... offers a measuring stick for the visitors, here and watching abroad, as well as the local up-and-comers like Happy Zero and Co. Eagle Mountain also promises to give everyone a proper guide ... in the mix, while connections of Breeders' Cup Turf winner California Flag have also made positive comments about coming. The Cup has strong visiting attractions in Eagle Mountain, Group One ...

  4. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Dragon's QE II misfortune impacts on Akeed Mofeed

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... 'em up demolition derbies with a raft of hard-luck stories- take a look at the Hong Kong Cup wins of Vengeance Of Rain, Alexander Goldrun or Eagle Mountain, or almost any Hong Kong Derby- ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Purton up for challenge

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... champion. Whyte matched the Australian with a double of his own, but perhaps an even bigger reminder of how high a mountain Purton needs to climb was the three wins produced by Whyte's main ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Huge betting moves pay off for astute punters

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Even though a few favourites floundered, punters still seemed to zero in on the winners, with the Caspar Fownes-trained Blossom Daily landing one of two huge successful plunges in successive races. Blossom Daily was slammed from as much as 14-1, a mountain of money sending his odds spiralling into a starting price of 4.7, and a race later Rocket Proud was given a solid push, ...

  7. Top-quality day at the races sees betting turnover at six-year high

    Posted Dec 15th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... champions and the anointing of a new middle-distance champion in Cup hero Eagle Mountain. Punters bet more than HK$1 billion on the end-of-year extravaganza, up HK$7.6 million on last year ... world-class racing, we've had fairy-tale stories coming true, we've had Good Ba Ba establish himself as the best miler in the world and Eagle Mountain confirm that he is the emerging force ...

  8. Sport - Racing - JOCKEYS

    Fourie adds interest but Whyte still has the whip hand

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Fourie gives fresh interestbut all eyes on Whyte It was a telling moment last week when the season's new jockey, South African Richard Fourie, met the press and was almost in awe of champion rider Douglas Whyte. He won't be alone in seeing the mountain that is the Durban Demon as the dominant topographical feature of the landscape again this term. Fourie ...

  9. HK Cup triumph is key to Collection's Dubai journey

    Posted Dec 13th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... in England certainly appeared just what was needed to have him ready. And what of last year's winner Eagle Mountain? Mike de Kock was facing a massive task to have the horse ready after a poor effort in the Mile Trial at his first race for almost a year but the blame was laid squarely on fitness, and Eagle Mountain has been in boot camp ever since. His gallop on Friday morning ...

  10. All the overseas odds

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup HK$20m, 2,000m 9-4 Viva Pataca 5-2 Eagle Mountain 9-2 Lush Lashes 10 Linngari 16 Loup Breton, Out of Control, Balius 20 Bullish Luck 25 Artiste Royale 66 Estejo, Viva Macau, Hawkes Bay 100 Sight Winner Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile HK$16m, 1,1600m. 9-2 Good Ba Ba, Kip Deville 6 Armada, Super Hornet 9 Natagora, Pressing 10 Egyptian Ra 12 Spirito del ...




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