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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. Sprinters' battle for honours still a wide open race

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken On the one hand, Joy And Fun's well-deserved Group One victory on the weekend reiterated one of the positives in our top-grade racing scene here but, on the other, ... as an eight-year-old, with a nine-year-old, Sunny King, in third. On similar occasions, it has been worthwhile wheeling out the observation that the scarcity of top-class races in Hong Kong does help ...

  3. Moore proves big-race credentials- again

    Posted Nov 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen A dominant victory for Able One in the Group Two Cathay Pacific Jockey Club Mile gave big-race trainer John Moore a clean sweep of the Group Two races in the lead-up to the International Group Ones next month. Moore boasts an excellent hand leading into the biggest race day on December 12 after bagging the Cathay Pacific Jockey Club Cup with Irian last Sunday, before One ...

  4. Big guns given good blow-outs ahead of international races

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen Ultra Fantasy was one of five top-class gallopers taking advantage of some rare turf trials at Sha Tin yesterday in the lead up to the Cathay Pacific International races ... and Derek Cruz's Joy And Fun which held the most interest for punters trying to get a handle on the fresh runners entered for the Hong Kong Sprint. The official international trial race ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Right royal race proves its pedigree

    Posted Apr 24th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The Audemars Piguet Queen ElizabethII Cup has a history almost as long as Hong Kong racing's professional era, but the world-class race we will see on Sunday has been around for little more than a decade. Named by the then Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club to honour the Queen, it began as a humble domestic trophy at Happy Valley in 1975, four years after racing ...

  7. Bruised Moore vows he'll be at races

    Posted Apr 24th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... of here and get to trackwork in the morning and the races on Sunday- I've been looking forward to this day for a long time. 'It was disappointing not to be at the track this morning ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Leong hopes to further HK Olympic glory with win in big race

    Posted Apr 25th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Defending Queen Elizabeth II Cup champion Viva Pataca will be racing for Olympic glory on Sunday. Angela Leong On-kei, fourth wife of owner Stanley Ho Hung-sun, said yesterday her husband's high-class stayer would do his part for the equestrian branch of the Olympic movement as he attempts to run down the fifth Group One race in an illustrious career. 'We ...

  10. Race gallops onto the international stage

    Posted Apr 26th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... as long as that of Hong Kong's professional racing itself. But the race, with its present sponsor Audemars Piguet, has only been around for just over a decade. It was long overshadowed by the international meeting in December, and the AP QEII Cup did take its time to throw off that 'little brother' perception. However, when the race is run and won for the 34th time tomorrow at Sha ...




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