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  1. Stars do battle in race of the year Majestic cast stars in race of the year

    Posted Apr 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... races on turf in 2007 and put them together over 2,000 metres at Sha Tin while they're in peak form and what have you got, if not the race of the year? Take the winners of the last three ... those sets of circumstances in the one race would be unthinkable. Or at least it would have been until the selections for next Sunday's HK$14million Audemars Piguet Queen ElizabethII Cup ...

  2. Derby horses can't be judged only on the race itself

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken There is a famous story in Australian racing, going back to the 1970s, when a Sydney-based trainer renowned for betting well took a lightly-raced horse he rated very highly in private to a low-grade, four-runner Queensland provincial race, only too happy to accept whatever odds were on offer. When his horse came in fourth, or last as some would have it, he was out ...

  3. Title race far from over, admits Whyte

    Posted Jul 05th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... now he could win a another race or two.' Moonwalk justified the decision to switch him to the dirt surface yesterday, scrambling in with the day's feature, the Riding For The Disabled Association Cup (1,650m). 'Moonwalk works well on the surface in the mornings, has speed to put himself in a position and has always shown a turn of foot in his turf racing ...

  4. Ace Mosse proves he's the big-race specialist

    Posted May 31st 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... but the Frenchman remedied that with a lucky pick-up ride as trainer Peter Ho Leung again provided the upset. Two years ago, the Ho-trained Packing Winner upset Viva Pataca in the race, and this time ... earlier in the season, had heard in Europe that he was being sought for Mr Medici by the horse's owner. 'There was no racing in Paris this weekend, so I rang the owner and told him ...

  5. Chadwick banned after 'perfect race', says Cruz

    Posted Nov 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... I think Matthew rode a perfect race- he had too much horse under him and had to take that gap,' he said. 'If he doesn't take a run like that, the horse would not have won ... Kwan-lai, with a comeback winner on outsider Chief Witness in race two. Chui returned to riding only last Wednesday following a six-month ban over a positive drug test for ketamine and was elated ...

  6. Jockey Club will witness downside to international racing on Sunday- but officials have to look at the bigger picture

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

    ... Murray Bell On Sunday the Jockey Club will have to put on a big smile and deny the sour taste of the medicine as it experiences the downside to international racing on its bottom line. Armada and Sight Winner will represent Hong Kong in the Yasuda Kinen, the biggest mile race in Japan and the final leg of the Asian Mile Challenge. It's always a great race ...

  7. International Races break new ground

    Posted Nov 27th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Top names from around the world to compete for HK$62m in prize money The Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races set a new benchmark yesterday when 38 trainers from 10 ... of representation, with Jockey Club executive director of racing Bill Nader (pictured) expressing full confidence that each of the four Group One features would see capacity fields of 14 horses face ...

  8. Centenary Vase is Vengeance's race, insists Ferraris

    Posted Jan 18th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Ferraris says all is well with the greatest prize money winner in the history of racing. Ferraris and Vengeance Of Rain's managing owner, Raymond Chow Hon-man, have come up with an alternative ... in the week, but we have decided to go for the Centenary Vase rather than the Stewards' Cup because we believe it's a race he could win. 'He might be able to run a place, with a bit ...

  9. 'I have no regrets. Racing has been very good to me'

    Posted May 04th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... the time is right for a change in professional direction. 'I have no regrets at all,' Lo said cheerfully last night. 'Hong Kong racing has been very good to me. I had great success, ... many high points during his career in the saddle, and then added to them once he was licensed as a trainer. 'I won many Cup races as a jockey, but had even more success as a trainer,' ...

  10. 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 ...




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