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  1. Sport - Racing

    'Versatile' Speed blazes trail to Hong Kong's richest race

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 11:52pm by Alan Aitken

    ... winner but that can wait while he has an appointment with Hong Kong's richest race on December 14. You know last season, I was a bit upset he didn't win the Triple Crown Tony Cruz ... for Blazing Speed, who was beaten under two lengths in the race without luck behind Akeed Mofeed a year ago. Cruz said he was pleased with rising nine-year-old and two time Hong Kong Cup winner, ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    Hong Kong stars dominate showpiece meeting

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 09:57pm by Alan Aitken

    ... showpiece meeting Next month's Longines Hong Kong International Races will be bristling with stars- but the Jockey Club will be privately disappointed with how many of the names announced ... for world racing's great end-of-year occasion Bill Nader, the Jockey Club's executive director of racing Of 52 runners, 25 are trained overseas, with 22 international Group One winners. ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    Moore eyes Dominant for rich Sydney carnival

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 10:56pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Moore eyes Dominant for rich Sydney carnival Trainer John Moore plans to add stayer Dominant to his armoury for Sydney's rich autumn racing carnival ... look farther afield to give Dominant opportunities in the new year. [Dominant] wants 2,400m and farther so there aren't many races here for him and he'd be a good chance to get ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Neil Callan cleans up with double, but misses a third at Happy Valley

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 01:26am by Alan Aitken

    ... and a half later, but missed a win in between. The Irishman had been aboard Ricky Yiu Poon-fai-trained Enjoy the Game when he raced wide last week and won, but Callan had a prior engagement for Ho-trained Telecom Supremo in the fourth race last night, so the ride went to Mirco Demuro- not that getting on the horse is a luxury for any jockey. I was looking before the race at his record- ...

  5. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Size can be Content with progressive types

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 09:01pm by Alan Aitken

    ... of ways, but the support races felt just like old times as John Size led in two winners of a type which has been fundamental to his success. The bedrock of Size's seven trainers' championships in 13 seasons has been his ability to produce unraced horses in Class Four, mould them and shape them and see them yield three or four races in a season and Eroico and Contentment have ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Hong Kong Vase field: Arc runner-up Flintshire leads the pack

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 03:58pm by Alan Aitken

    ... for Khalid Abdullah who also has UK-trained three-year-old Snow Sky in the race, carries an international rating of 124 to make him the fourth-highest rated runner ever to contest the Vase. The 2013 ...

  7. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Able Friend steals show amid day of heartbreaks

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 10:48pm by Alan Aitken

    ... prelude day at Sha Tin was intended to showcase, even finalise likely candidates for the Longines Hong Kong International Races next month, but it became a day of heartbreaks and headaches. ... that he had expected Able Friend to need the race at 1,600m to top him off after the five-year-old toyed with Gold-Fun and Ambitious Dragon and made himself a red-hot Hong Kong Mile favourite, ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Wary Tony Millard is not getting too Ambitious

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 11:06pm by Alan Aitken

    ... warns that the eight-year-old has improvement in him going into Sunday's Group Two Jockey Club Mile. Ambitious Dragon had not raced for 16 months when he finished third to Military Attack ... show as much as he did. He had a bit of a go at winning it in the straight, and it was good to see that his attitude to racing hasn't changed," Millard said. He's better than he ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Moore the merrier for trainer in international trials

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 10:56pm by Alan Aitken

    ... surprisingly the last favourite to win the Jockey Club Cup six years ago. Surprisingly, because the structure of these races favours the best-performed horses, which concede only five pounds ... in a Jockey Club Mile that looks thin on real chances. But, with Moore warning he may need one race at 1,600m to get back to his best again, both he and Ambitious Dragon could get some serious ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Redwood Baby sets sights on four-year-old classics

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 09:11pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Chap-shing-trained Redwood Baby (Joao Moreira) has always looked a potential Derby runner since he commenced to race this time last year as a three-year-old, but it's getting to crunch time now. If he's to make it into the field, he has to make an impact off only a 72 rating and tonight's race sets up nicely for the son of High Chaparral to show his worth. He should find a spot ...




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