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  1. More money, extra distance and the Sprint becomes a target

    Posted Jul 04th 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The Jockey Club's decision to change the distance of the Hong Kong Sprint in December from 1,000 to 1,200 metres has met an early reward with the commitment of trainer Joe Janiak to be here with his Royal Ascot hero Takeover Target. The multiple Australian Group One winner has won most of his races at 1,200m and the Hong Kong Sprint's inclusion in the Global ...

  2. Distance discrepancy makes Sprint Trial a poor guide for the big race

    Posted Nov 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken It must be past time for the Jockey Club to examine the International Sprint Trial now that the race for which it is intended to be a pointer has been altered significantly. ... getting experience at this kind of race early in their careers, it was one reason why they dominated the Hong Kong Sprint. With the switch of the Sprint to 1,200m around a bend, the nature ...

  3. Hall's Sprint reject suddenly a strong contender

    Posted Dec 09th 2006, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Just days ago he was going to be at home in his box for the $12 million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint tomorrow, now Absolute Champion is not only in the race but has ... the HSBC Premier Bowl (1,200 metres) at Sha Tin last time out. In the interests of the horse's Hong Kong Sprint chances, Hall elected to wait for the big day and not run in the International ...

  4. Absolute gets his chance in Sprint

    Posted Dec 05th 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Sha Tin 1,200m record-holder Absolute Champion has gained a late call-up to the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint after the defection of British sprinter Red Clubs. The visitor, ... that he received the appropriate veterinary treatment,' Player said. Absolute Champion, winner of the Group Three HSBC Premier Bowl on October 29, had been specifically set for the Sprint ...

  5. Wong stays on track to grab silver in Asia Cup sprint event

    Posted Jul 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa and Jasmine Wang Top track cyclist Wong Kin-chung maintained his momentum to capture second place in the sprint event at the Sultan Azlan Shah Asia Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia, over the weekend. Wong, who finished with a bronze medal in the keirin race on Saturday, got off to a flying start in his second-favourite discipline when he won the opening sprint contest, which eventually ...

  6. Sizzling sprint double sets Tang up for Doha

    Posted Oct 16th 2006, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... the time of 10.68, but Lau was surprisingly awarded second place after starting from lane one. 'I'm very happy with my performance today and it's very pleasing to win the sprint ... weeks' time. The 10-person team was announced last night after the meet. However, now that Tang, who much prefers 200m, is beating Chiang in the shorter sprint, it seems only a matter of time ...

  7. It's time to open Sprint Trial to all

    Posted Dec 06th 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Joe Janiak, the Australian taxi driver who is living the ultimate fairy tale as owner-trainer of champion sprinter Takeover Target, may have unwittingly changed the future of the Cathay Pacific International Races. Janiak wanted to run Takeover Target in the Hong Kong Sprint Trial on November 19, replicating a pattern that proved successful in Japan when the speed machine ...

  8. Witness ready for Sprint battle

    Posted Feb 26th 2006, 12:00am by John Bell

    ... John Bell A lot of water has passed under the bridge since Silent Witness last raced in Hong Kong, including two trips to Japan and the onset of a mystery virus that saw his Hong Kong Sprint plans aborted. But today's $4.5 million Centenary Sprint Cup over 1,000 metres at Sha Tin should prove that in nine months, despite the setbacks, nothing has changed. The amazing ...

  9. Red Oog to tackle HK Sprint

    Posted Jun 16th 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The Jockey Club's decision to change the distance of the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint to 1,200 metres has met an early reward after trainer Joe Pride confirmed his top ... and Melbourne spring carnivals and set Red Oog for the December Group One race, which this year represents the final leg of the Global Sprint Challenge (GSC). Pride said he only considered the overseas ...

  10. HK focus for sprint freak Snitzel

    Posted Apr 04th 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... in December. The brilliant sprinting son of boom stallion Redoute's Choice returned from Melbourne to home territory on Sunday to dish out a galloping lesson to his older rivals in the Group Two ... charge 'the best sprinting three-year-old in Australia'. 'That was his first weight-for-age win and the first time he has won over 1,000 metres since he won the Breeders' ...




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