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  1. Comment - Blogs

    It's not the Smithsonian, but a couple of additions and the Hong Kong Racing Museum would be a sure-fire winner

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 08:35pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Follow @KemblaCoxy A trip to the Hong Kong Racing Museum is a sure-fire way to shake off that pesky mid-season cynicism and fall in love with the sport all ... Valley holds a fine catalogue of items from more than a century of racing – from newspaper cuttings reporting the inaugural  meeting in 1846, through photos of the tragic Happy Valley fire ...

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    Who has dominated the first half of the racing season?

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 09:18pm by Michael Cox

    ... the field, an opportunistic Purton pounced before straightening with a split-second decision that won him the race. 2. Joao Moreira- Same World- Group Three January Cup When you ride 44 winners from ... is jump, run and flow – where he brought some in-race awareness and tactical nous into play. After enduring a bumping duel with Zac Purton down the side, Moreira sensed an opportunity to escape ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - RACING

    Dream barrier draws raise Hong Kong hopes for Singapore races

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

    ... showpiece John Moore has earned himself big-race barrier draw duties for the rest of his career, while Caspar Fownes' abdication from the same role finally bore fruit as dream draws rained on the Hong Kong runners for Singapore's biggest race day. Moore stepped up early in the post position lottery for the S$3 million (HK$18.7 million) Singapore Airlines International Cup ...

  4. Sport - Racing - RACING DIGEST

    Racing Digest, March 18, 2013

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am

    ... Whyte works his magic on couple of lesser graders Douglas Whyte was reeling in the big-race plaudits in the Derby once again but he was happy to land a couple of smaller fish, for John ... Aitken   Birthday boy Moore celebrates milestone John Moore came up empty in the two feature races, but he still had plenty of cause to celebrate as progressive sprinter Sterling City gave him ...

  5. Sport - Racing - RACING DIGEST

    Racing Digest, January 21, 2013

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken, Michael Cox

    ... didn't have to break his action," Ho said, after watching his horse sit three-deep with no cover on the speed and still prevail. I think he can win another race in Class Five before he goes ...

  6. Sport - Racing - RACING DIGEST

    Racing Digest, December 17, 2012

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... this season after guiding Real General to his second successive win. It took Real General 21 starts to win his first race in Class Five but he always looked a threat to make it another in Class Four ... became the latest with a swamping run from the rear to win the ninth race. From barrier 12, jockey Richard Fourie said he had no real option but to go back on Great Sky but he was helped ...

  7. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Racing trainer John Moore looks for sixth championship

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Akbar, who started down in Class Four and won 14 races between them. "I've got 19 horses in Class One or above again this year but I've also got 16 in Class Four- not as many ... their three or four races, then I can become competitive in the championship again this year." Still, Moore's main focus remains on the top end of town- he has topped HK$106 million ...

  8. Blight on racing will not be allowed: Kelly

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... their use in other jurisdictions 'as a blight on racing'. Kelly was responding to comments by champion trainer John Moore regarding the farcically slow pace, which ruined the chances of many fancied runners and several returned from the race with injuries after being galloped on by horses racing behind them. David Ferraris' beaten favourite, Sweet Orange, was also ...

  9. Two-horse race as trainers set for battle of four-year-olds

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... rising strongly through the grades, never looked to have what Glorious Days has got. He may be untested beyond 1,400m, and won't be until the Classic Mile, but if the race was run tomorrow ... championship wins- and this season's title already has the look of number seven for the Australian trainer- Size has endured a drought at the top end of racing in recent years. Sight Winner's ...

  10. Comment - Blogs

    Life's great mysteries- and why Zac doesn't ride for Size, Cruz, and now Moore

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 08:17pm by Michael Cox

    ... Kong racing. But Moore’s decision to give Purton the boot is not only symbolic of the seismic shift in the jockeys’ pecking order – how do you lead by 30 in the premiership and be considered ... and Tony Cruz, the two trainers with the numbers, and Moore’s "big money, big race" yard. In Purton’s previous six seasons in Hong Kong, he had ridden sporadically for Size – just eight ...




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