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  1. Sport - Racing - RACING DIGEST

    Racing Digest, November 5, 2012

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Hot favourite makes no mistake at the first time of asking If Solar Great's recent turf barrier trial wasn't enough, the betting for the opening race told everyone that Solar Great was expected to win first time out for David Hall. In a race thin on chances, Solar Great (Brett Prebble) opened up a warm favourite and made no mistake- and was still struggling to get ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - RACING

    80 Group One winners nominate for HK International Races

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Early nominations, including Cirrus des Aigles, only a clue to the final field for International Races 80 Group One winners eye spot in 2012 finale The Jockey Club has announced early nominations for the HK$72 million on offer in the Longines Hong Kong International Races on December 9, with 80 Group One winners among the names. "We ...

  3. Kingdom to race one more time

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... will see how he is,' Yiu said. 'There is no decision to retire him yet. If he still seems to be in good shape, then the owner and I are looking at the 1,000m race for him. He won't ...

  4. Racing To Win shows the Australian raiders mean business

    Posted Dec 09th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The only thing missing was a rousing chorus of Waltzing Matilda as the multiple Group One winners Racing To Win, Apache Cat and Scenic Blast put everyone on notice ... in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint and a very special seven-year-old, Racing To Win, primed for the Hong Kong Mile. Although not asked to go as fast as his sprinting compatriots yesterday, Racing ...

  5. Champion's demise a sad day for racing, but accidents will happen

    Posted May 21st 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The sad breakdown and subsequent death of Absolute Champion in Singapore on Sunday night has inevitably raised questions about procedures leading up to these big races. The Singapore Turf Club has a public relations disaster on its hands, with some professionals questioning- rightly or wrongly- whether Absolute Champion should have been allowed to start. And the racing ...

  6. When it comes to big races, Moore is the merrier

    Posted Jul 04th 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The story of the domestic Group One scene can be summed up in two words- John Moore. The all-time leading trainer became the season's supreme handler of elite-class horses, winning six of the nine domestic Group Ones with five different horses. Although he fell 14 winners short of John Size in the race to be champion trainer, Moore's 63 winners was still ...

  7. Lack of warmup races leaves Oughton cold

    Posted Nov 17th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... comfortably into that second category. When it comes to international racing, the 2002 Hong Kong Cup-winning trainer knows more than most. So his complaint about the lack of suitable leadup races ... I'm much happier with him this season than last year when he went into the race at his second start for me,' Oughton said. 'His preparation was a 1,400-metre race last year ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Size claims Derby and lets young guns do the talking

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Improved Horse of the Year award. Fay Fay's Derby, giving the trainer his first win in the race, was particularly sweet for Size, but perhaps his greatest individual feat was unleashing ... but the big-race trainer was again the leading stake earner. His runners passed the HK$100 million mark, helped by 10 successes in Group races. With his 35 wins, Richard Gibson arrived from France and had ...

  9. 'Chaplin-like' Sweet 'can play big role in sprints'

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... turned-in, he was described as 'pigeon-toed' by winning jockey Brett Prebble, Captain Sweet put his name forward as a contenders by hauling 131 pounds in a six-horse race, getting a bob ... and Classic Cup, where the brave gelding put in his only two unplaced runs of what is now a 10-race season that has garnered three victories. An overall record of eight wins from 18 starts reads like ...

  10. Plenty of Treasure in Angland's mounts

    Posted Jan 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to. Angland takes the reins in nine of the 10 races, and while he might not boast some of the odds-on shots that Whyte partners, none of his mounts are without a chance. Early betting ... starts the programme strongly with single-figure bets in the opening three races- Lord Dragon (race one), Blessing (race two) and Bingo Key (race three). He gets another each-way chance ...




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