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  1. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Hammer far from Lucky as he nears win

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 09:09pm by Alan Aitken

    ... from seven sprint starts in Queensland- three times on an artificial surface and once on rain-affected turf- and it remains notable that he was blinkered in all his races there but the head ... Poon-fai-trained four-year-old was one start for one win in Britain but has been dreadful in seven double figure finishes since his arrival in late 2012- until Wednesday night. The hood came off, ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    Military Attack to run in Dubai World Cup while Blazing Speed heads to Duty Free

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 12:43pm by Alan Aitken

    ... to the Duty Free field following his supplementary entry, giving Hong Kong a team of at least seven on March 29. In addition to Military Attack and Akeed Mofeed in the World Cup, Hong Kong trainers ...

  3. Sport - Racing - TRIPLE TRIO

    Class Four stayers to maintain rivalry in the middle leg of the Triple Trio

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 09:21pm by Michael Cox

    ... in seven tries over 2,200m he has won twice and filled a top three spot five times. Last start, over 1,800m three weeks ago, both horses were back in the field and thus were severely disadvantaged ... Angland sticks with the seven-year-old on whom he has won four times and finished second a further four times. It is the same story for both horses- they need speed in the contest, particularly ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Keith Yeung makes a winning return from injury on gutsy Bond

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 01:14am

    ... Rider and his mount, Star of Bond, fight back to win Keith Yeung Ming-lun made a successful return from injury when Benno Yung Tin-pang's Star Of Bond made it three straight in the Coloane Handicap. Yeung hadn't ridden since breaking his left collarbone in late December, but got through a solid day's work with seven rides. Star Of Bond ($23), who usurped Key ...

  5. Comment - Blogs

    Let bygones be bygones and make Champions Mile a Doncaster double

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 08:37pm by Michael Cox

    ... it is still worth HK$12 million, it still feels like a comedown after the richer HK$14 million Audermars Piguet QEII Cup seven days earlier. The Champions Mile only attracted two overseas entrants ... to the Champions Mile with a three-week break in between. Could we even suggest the QEII be run seven days after that, offering horses a chance to build to a 2,000m “grand final”? Interestingly, ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Purton stretches his championship lead over Moreira

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 12:56am by Alan Aitken

    ... But Purton was giving himself some credit for winning again on Paul O'Sullivan-trained seven-year-old mare, Bernard's Choice. "She's not an easy ride so getting two out of her ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Momentum on Akeed Mofeed's side and gives him the edge against Military Attack

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 10:15am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Mofeed's slight edge on Military Attack Akeed Mofeed is the horse with the momentum and that looks the only thing that gives him an edge on Military Attack in a fascinating Group One Citibank Hong Kong Gold Cup (2,000m) at Sha Tin. A small field, and John Moore holds a ridiculously strong hand numerically, with five of the seven starters, yet ...

  8. Sport - Racing - TRIPLE TRIO

    Numero Uno to be number one at last in Triple Trio

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 09:21pm

    ... with a horse that has raced consistently without winning this season, and dropping into gate one, who looms as the best banker. Red Dancer (Karis Teetan) went up seven points when he won off 68 last ...

  9. 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

    ... pre-race). We can’t forget the horses either and a stuffed collection of some of the more crooked walking animals to grace the Sha Tin turf in Class Five, Six and Seven throughout the years has ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Fownes' Nine looks for some of his old luck in Chairman's Sprint Prize

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 08:53pm by Michael Cox

    ... winner of the Group One since champion Silent Witness in 2004 and 2005. But at seven years of age and with 37 lifetime starts there are plenty of miles on the odometer, and perhaps some signs ... four and six, with Go Baby Go (Olivier Doleuze) slicing across from gate seven and blessed with the necessary dash to lead. All three could figure if things go wrong behind for the more fancied ...




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