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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  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

    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 ...

  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. Cruz confident he can carry off season's 'great' domestic race

    Posted Jan 27th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Even before the 13 combatants set foot on the track, tomorrow's HK$13 million Stewards' Cup is being tagged as the best domestic Group One race of the new millennium. Trainer Tony Cruz said the race promised to be 'one of the best we've seen in Hong Kong' and he had two 'great' chances in Bullish Luck and Hello Pretty. 'Both ...

  10. Fownes adds icing to championship cake by winning season's final race at Valley

    Posted Jun 28th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... bounced back to his best in the Black's Link Handicap (1,800m). 'The Valley's been home to me this season, so it's nice to win the final race and especially pleasing to win ... Stier's team handling an upheld protest, one that bordered on frivolous, and a third race where correct weight was delayed while the final stages of the race were considered for a possible ...




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