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  1. Sport - Racing

    Derby far from certain for improving Wayfoong Express

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 10:24pm by Alan Aitken

    ... had Wayfoong Express positioned three back along the rail but his break to win the race came when Douglas Whyte made an early move on favourite Khaya before the home turn. "My bloke's a laid back, lazy sort of horse and it couldn't have happened better for him- we got the run through sucking up behind the favourite and he brought me into the race," Angland ...

  2. Sport - Racing - TRIPLE TRIO

    Khaya's late Derby bid headlines the last leg of the Triple Trio

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 08:50pm by Michael Cox

    ... suffer a drop off, and while Size takes care of his horses and nurses them through the system like no other, surely this horse wouldn't be racing if not for the allure of the "once in a lifetime race" on the horizon? That's the only real question mark- whether the horse can produce the same sort of run again on Sunday. It is simply another case of "in Size we ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    To run or not to run: that is Ho's Derby question for Flame Hero

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 12:51am by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... before Saturday's win- should now be elevated above 90, which would almost guarantee him a start in the race. "A lot will depend on what the handicapper does, but he's a star now ... to settle. "In his first start, he ran second over 1,000m and that screwed with his head. He had to learn to settle," Ho said. However, Whyte says the son of Savabeel's racing manners ...

  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

    Mr Gnocchi books a place in the Hong Kong Derby but no certainty to line up

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 10:06pm by Alan Aitken

    ... but Shum said his big concern with the gelding was whether hard racing was taking a toll. "His last two starts have been very tough races- even behind the gates today, you could see he ... will be selected off that rating," Shum said. "I know Dr Tsoi will want to do what is best for the horse." Mosse had an eventful Lunar New Year meeting, winning the first race of the Year ...

  6. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    Race calendar not offering much help to Derby hopefuls

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Few options for trainers to prepare expensive Private Purchase horses for the main event Race calendar not offering much help to Derby hopefuls Trainers ... If horses have arrived only in the season of their Derby for the most part they have begun to race by December, or early January at the latest. No doubt there are arguments for and against early ...

  7. Racing legend Kan given jail sentence, then freed

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Yuk-man. The letters, some of which were quoted in court, said Kan eagerly served villagers, raised money to build schools and contributed greatly to the racing world. Cheng said the consequences ...

  8. Punters warm to races, despite cold snap

    Posted Feb 17th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The cold snap may have come as a shock to the scantily clad San Diego Charger Girls, who formed part of the post-racing entertainment at Sha Tin yesterday, ... troupe from Italy to join the Hong Kong Police Band in performing after the final race, although it seemed fans already had everything they wanted to celebrate the Lunar New Year as they lifted ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Derby generation have the chance to prove true worth

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Derby generation have the chance to prove true worth Now we enter the proving phase for the season's four-year-olds and Mizani's last-to-first swamping of Class One rivals in Sunday's final race will have come as a welcome sign for all concerned. As we recorded here prior to the 2013 Derby, the suggestion that it was a weaker Derby ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    John Moore looks to Ashkiyr for more Derby glory

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... the BMW Hong Kong Derby come and go through his lengthy training career at Sha Tin and he isn't buying any argument that this year's race is sub-standard, preferring to think it is yet to peak. "I think a lot of the horses haven't had much racing or opportunity and aren't totally exposed. From my point of view, it's a better Derby than some of the others ...




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