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    The Sacred Kingdom of bike-riding horse trainers

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 05:10pm by Michael Cox

    ... 60-year-old Gary Ng Tik-keung. We are reliably informed Ng is in fact “The Sacred Kingdom of bike riding horse trainers”. A small section of society for sure are “bike riding horse trainers”, but being known as the Scared Kingdom of anything is cause for celebration. The cynical among you may say that it’s nice that Gary at least excels at something. Apparently Ng used to be something ...

  2. Super horse Sacred Kingdom retired

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com One of the world's best and most durable champions over the past five years, dual Hong Kong Sprint-winning Sacred Kingdom has run his last race. His exit came with a bang, of sorts, when he leaped upwards at the start of the Bauhinia Sprint Trophy yesterday and jockey Gerald Mosse hit his head on the stalls, leaving Sacred Kingdom lengths ...

  3. Sacred Kingdom's future in doubt

    Posted Dec 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox Ricky Yiu Poon-fai confirmed this will be Sacred Kingdom's final season and will carefully consider retirement as an option for the champion sprinter after a career-worst ... youngster Lucky Nine. Jumping from barrier 14, Sacred Kingdom was slow away and didn't make an impact. Yiu will monitor the gelding's condition in the next few days and consult with owner ...

  4. Rising star Let Me Fight can end Sacred Kingdom's reign

    Posted Feb 05th 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken It's a new lunar year, time is calling for champion Sacred Kingdom and the John Moore-trained Let Me Fight can end the great gelding's domestic domination in the Group One Chairman's Sprint Prize (1,200m) at Sha Tin today. With 17 wins, three annual titles as the world's best and almost HK$43 million in the bank, Sacred Kingdom owes nobody ...

  5. All eyes on Sacred Kingdom again

    Posted Nov 21st 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... World champion Sacred Kingdom's stunning return up the straight was enough to confirm he is back as big as ever and that makes the bay the one to beat in the race of the season so far ... as tough to win as the Group One to come. The race has everything, from the return match between Sacred Kingdom (Brett Prebble) and Singapore's idol, Rocket Man (Felix Coetzee), to the entry ...

  6. Seventh heaven beckons for remarkable Sacred Kingdom

    Posted Jan 16th 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken A roll call of the usual suspects for the Kent & Curwen Centenary Sprint Cup at Sha Tin this afternoon should see Sacred Kingdom add a seventh Group One to his great ... was still beaten only three-quarters of a length in the Hong Kong Sprint last time. Sacred Kingdom (Brett Prebble) came to win it and, in days past, would have done but this time he didn't find ...

  7. Boss replaces Prebble on Sacred Kingdom for Singapore sprint

    Posted May 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken Australia's leading big-race rider, Glen Boss, will be the new jockey for Sacred Kingdom when the sprinter tackles the S$1 million (HK$6.3 million) KrisFlyer Sprint ... 'Hopefully, we'll be able to keep him on Sacred Kingdom next season and have him fly in from Australia to ride the horse in all of his races.' During his last Hong Kong stint as a club ...

  8. Yiu eyes KrisFlyer Sprint for champion Sacred Kingdom

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Top sprinter Sacred Kingdom was missing from entries for the third leg of the Hong Kong Speed Series yesterday, the HK$6 million Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup (1,400m), ... as a turn off for connections of Sacred Kingdom. 'He only tried 1,400m once in his career and that was a couple of years ago when Good Ba Ba beat him in this race and he was unlucky,' Yiu ...

  9. Sacred Kingdom retains his supremacy

    Posted Jan 17th 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The spirit was willing, the flesh just strong enough but Sacred Kingdom's seventh Group One win in the Kent & Curwen Centenary Sprint Cup yesterday down the straight ... to have him win again.' Notching up the 17th win of his career, Sacred Kingdom looked like making the first leg of the Hong Kong Speed series a cake walk at the 200m as he swept past Sweet ...

  10. Sacred Kingdom is happy and will be hard to beat- Prebble

    Posted Jan 14th 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Brett Prebble's watching brief ends on Sunday and the jockey is raring to jump back on his favourite sprinter Sacred Kingdom in the first leg of the Hong Kong Speed series, the Kent & Curwen Centenary Sprint Cup. Sacred Kingdom had something of a struggle to get past stablemate Ultra Fantasy in the 1,000m Group One race last year before being victorious, ...




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