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  1. Sport - Racing

    Lucky Nine defies niggles to win an emotional second Chairman's Sprint Prize

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 10:13pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Lucky Nine defies niggles to win his second Prize With a coat that had him looking like a woolly mammoth, an injured leg too sensitive to touch and a misshapen hoof, there was a time not too long ago that Lucky Nine didn't even look like running in Sunday's Group One Chairman's Sprint Prize (1,200m)- let alone winning first-up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1429170/lucky-nine-defies-niggles-win-emotional-second-chairmans-sprint-prize
  2. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Lucky Nine and Little Bridge short of their best for Hong Kong Jockey Club Sprint

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Hong Kong stars vulnerable for big race after failed early season trips to Japan and bad draws Lucky Nine and Little Bridge offpace for Sprint Hong Kong's two highest-rated sprinters, Lucky Nine and Little Bridge, remain the standard-bearers for the depleted local short-course contingent, and both head into tomorrow's Jockey Club Sprint ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1084215/lucky-nine-and-little-bridge-short-their-best-hong-kong-jockey-club
  3. King dons mask as he goes in search of sprint vengeance

    Posted Apr 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of blinkers will give the ageing champion all the edge he needs to claim a second Group Two Sprint Cup (1,200m). Sacred Kingdom will sport the head gear for the first time in his illustrious career, ... in blinkers yesterday. 'The King' completed his stroll over 1,200 metres in 85.5 seconds, but it was all the confirmation his jockey needed leading into Sunday's sprint feature at Sha ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/966263/king-dons-mask-he-goes-search-sprint-vengeance
  4. Prebble reuniting with his buddy, Absolute Champion

    Posted Nov 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Brett Prebble is to be reunited with his Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint winner of 12 months ago, Absolute Champion. The horse's regular partner over a long period, Prebble had been forced to decide between Absolute Champion and Medic Power as his Sprint mount prior to their clash in last weekend's International Sprint Trial. Eric Saint-Martin rode ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/616822/prebble-reuniting-his-buddy-absolute-champion
  5. Comment - Blogs

    How Berry and Prebble put 'Magic Man' Moreira in his place

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 07:42pm by Michael Cox

    ... – stalk him in the run, then take the big chestnut out of his comfort zone by sprinting for home early and draining the sprint out of his star rival. “I want to be in a position where I can get ... and sometimes he just decides it’s time to launch himself vertically when the gates open, as he did in the Hong Kong Sprint. While the 23-year-old Berry’s ride was all about the brash bravado of youth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1429731/how-berry-and-prebble-put-magic-man-moreira-his-place
  6. Fortune smiles on Lucky Nine in a thriller

    Posted Dec 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with a thrilling win in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint. Despite a less than ideal run throughout, Lucky Nine prevailed in a gripping, three-way battle over the final furlong with Entrapment and Joy ... said. Brett Prebble captured his third Sprint after victories aboard Absolute Champion (2006) and Sacred Kingdom (2009). Although Prebble got caught further back than he wanted from gate six ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/987542/fortune-smiles-lucky-nine-thriller
  7. First-time blinkers can get ageing Kingdom back in winning mood

    Posted May 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Patrick Allen Sacred Kingdom is staring down a Silent Witness-record equalling 18th win when he contests the Group Two Sprint Cup (1,200m) today, and the addition of blinkers for the first time in the ageing sprint king's 29-start career will have him fully focused on the major prize. Trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai and jockey Brett Prebble have pulled an ace from their sleeve ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/966532/first-time-blinkers-can-get-ageing-kingdom-back-winning-mood
  8. 'Flip of a coin' as Prebble sticks with Medic Power

    Posted Nov 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Power as his mount in the Group Two Cathay Pacific International Sprint Trial on November 17. In doing so, Prebble has had to reluctantly turn his back on Absolute Champion, the world's ... flip of the coin' as these decisions can be, and that separating from Absolute Champion after the thrill the gelding gave him last December as the record-breaking Hong Kong Sprint winner ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/614040/flip-coin-prebble-sticks-medic-power
  9. Comment - Blogs

    'Wacky Races' makes its way to Sha Tin

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 06:52pm by Michael Cox

    ... stalls be moved back to the inside rail for the 1,000-metre sprints, to cut down the advantage of horses drawn wide. That  only provides a slight adjustment in those straight races and the gates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1425285/wacky-races-makes-its-way-sha-tin
  10. Sport - Racing

    The faster the better for Lucky Nine, says Prebble

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... the chances of Lucky Nine in the Kent & Curwen Centenary Sprint Cup on Sunday. Looking for his fourth Group One win, the Caspar Fownes-trained Lucky Nine was a straight-course winner in Ireland ... Sprint runners also entered for the two sprint events at the Dubai World Cup in March, with Eagle Regiment and Joy And Fun holding entries for the Alquoz Sprint over a straight 1,000m, and Lucky ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1135361/faster-better-lucky-nine-says-prebble

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