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  1. Coetzee returns to ride Egyptian Ra

    Posted Mar 10th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Felix Coetzee will make an unexpected return to Sha Tin on Sunday as the jockey for Egyptian Ra in the Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup. South African ace had a special affinity with Egyptian Ra, on whom he won the International Mile Trial (Gr 2) in November. The 49-year-old with so many feature race successes and an unforgettable association with Silent Witness returned ...

  2. Brilliant Ba Ba proves he's as good as ever

    Posted Mar 04th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup on Sunday week. Good Ba Ba was handled by Eric Saint-Martin, and a break from racing has done nothing to diminish the poise of the Frenchman, who looked a perfect part ... the straight going 57.5 seconds and I was more happy with him today, despite the slower time.' Good Ba Ba will have a rematch with Sacred Kingdom in the Queen's Silver Jubilee ...

  3. Good Ba Ba guns for greatness

    Posted Jun 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ..., the Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup (1,400m) and the Champions Mile. Equally, Good Ba Ba was not able to reproduce it in 2008-09, though his second Hong Kong Mile and second Stewards' Cup were arguably better wins than he'd recorded in the same events 12 months earlier. However, when it came to the Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup, he gave away too much start to the marvellous ...

  4. QE II Cup day promises fireworks

    Posted Apr 15th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... for the second year and thereby make a sure thing of a second Horse of the Year award as well. Although beaten last start by front-running Egyptian Ra in the Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup, Good Ba Ba ... Murray Bell The Jockey Club has backed a winner with its decision to hold the Champions Mile a little earlier and make the Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup meeting a truly ...

  5. It's back to sprinting for Green Birdie, confirms Fownes

    Posted Feb 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... and he'll then run in the 1,400 metres race [Queen';s Silver Jubilee Cup] as well.' The Silver Jubilee is the third leg of the Speed Series, which carries a total of HK$2 million ... Sprint Prize (1,200m) on February 22. Trainer Caspar Fownes was disappointed with a number of aspects of Green Birdie's failure behind Good Ba Ba in the Group One Citi Stewards' Cup ...

  6. Doleuze confident Sacred Kingdom is nearing his peak

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

    ... Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup, this time as the pilot of Sacred Kingdom. Doleuze (pictured) is convinced Sacred Kingdom is 'in very good form' and is ready to perform to his best after two ... rating of 124. This year's Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup tantalises the same way as last year's, with the champion miler being challenged by the champion sprinter at the intermediate ...

  7. Ba Ba clash on the cards for Sacred Kingdom

    Posted Feb 01st 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... for the Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup,' the trainer said. 'When he was at his peak last year, I always thought he would manage a mile and now that he's a year older and stronger, he should ... pencilled in a grudge match against Good Ba Ba in the Queen's Silver Jubilee Plate over 1,400 metres at Sha Tin on March 14 and an initial test at the metric mile. 'I'm more than ...

  8. Enthused to join Sacred Kingdom in Tokyo assault

    Posted Sep 08th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... the Hong Kong challenge, despite not having run since an out-of-character second-last in the Queen's Silver Jubilee Stakes at his most recent run last March. 'It was the only time ... Prize last season before finishing behind Ricky Yiu Poon-fai's star in the Queen's Silver Jubilee. Despite the gelding's lack of recent racing, Size is taking some encouragement ...

  9. Beadman answers SOS from Sydney

    Posted Mar 10th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... is, of course, expected to be back in Hong Kong for Sunday's big Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup meeting at Sha Tin. Beadman had already agreed (subject to Jockey Club approval) to ride Singleton's excellent staying filly, Tuesday Joy, on Dubai World Cup night (March 28) in the Group One Dubai Duty Free (1,777m). Tuesday Joy has won both her two runs from a spell in Sydney after ...

  10. All set for showdown of the season

    Posted Mar 15th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell It's almost two years since Good Ba Ba was beaten in a domestic Group One race, but that doesn't make today's Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup at Sha Tin any less exciting. In fact, the return match between Hong Kong's world-ranked sprinter Sacred Kingdom and mile supremo Good Ba Ba at the intermediate distance of 1,400m could once again live up to its ...




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