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  1. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS ALAN AITKEN

    Australian interest in Hong Kong Sprint gives it desired flavour

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Little Bridge and Lucky Nine lead a formidable home team, but a foreign victory wouldn't be such a bad thing Australian interest in Sprint gives it desired flavour The confirmation that Sea Siren will be here for the Longines Hong Kong Sprint is good news, as Australia is the most serious reference point regarding the quality of the race, and Sea Siren is a serious ...

  2. Rich Unicorn gets deserved call-up

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Leading trainer John Size has had his stocks boosted for the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint on Sunday week with the elevation of Rich Unicorn ... deserved it as he had beaten most of the local horses in the Premier Bowl under handicap conditions, but he also performed very well the other day at set weights in the Jockey Club Sprint when he ...

  3. Entrapment ready to show his true form, warns Size

    Posted Nov 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... into the Group Two Cathay Pacific Jockey Club Sprint (1,200m) at Sunday's international prelude meeting. There were arguments for and against whether Entrapment was unlucky behind stablemate Rich ... for the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint next month. 'He's fine - still the same and doing everything normally, as he has done for a few months,' Size said. 'And I think Entrapment ...

  4. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Things can only get better for Victorius

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 12:00am by Phillip Woo

    ... lengths off winner Super Fresh. He's a son of Not A Single Doubt, a four-time sprint winner in Australia, and has sired Tai Sing Yeh, Dance For Gold, Seasons Star, Enhanced, Freak Zone, True ... for this Australian-bred. According to his pedigree, he should be effective sprinting up to 1,400m early on in his career before stepping up to mile with maturity. He should also act on any sort of surface ...

  5. Glorious Days to prove Group status

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Winner's Champions Mile upset three years ago. Brett Prebble has gone to great lengths to return from injury for Lucky Nine in the feature and the Hong Kong Sprint winner looks a good thing to handle the remainder of the field. He may have finished a touch closer to Joy And Fun in different circumstances in the Chairman's Sprint Prize, but he was not unlucky in finishing second. ...

  6. I'm not leaving HK, claims Woods

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... leading trainer John Size is playing down the absence of his top sprinter Entrapment from this weekend's Group One Kent & Curwen Centenary Sprint Cup (1,000m). The Hong Kong Sprint joint ...

  7. Price is right as winners keep rolling in

    Posted Oct 26th 2003, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Purveyor of fine bloodstock David Price kept the ball rolling at Happy Valley yesterday in what has been a hugely successful year when he was required for three winning photographs on the 10-race card. Price Bloodstock purchases are headed by Hong Kong Sprint favourite Silent Witness, but while there were no Group wins at the Valley yesterday, the treble by David ...

  8. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Don't be fooled by 'weak' Yasuda, says Size

    Posted May 31st 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... in Japan, there's only 22 Group Ones each season so they are very hard to win." Last year's dominant Hong Kong Sprint winner, Lord Kanaloa, steps up to a mile on Sunday, but many ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Real Specialist ready for the big stage

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Frederick Engels, a horse he bought to spearhead his sprint ranks, won for the third time. "We bought him to be the number one horse in the stable and he is starting to hit his straps ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Epic trainers’ battle will come down to quality over quantity

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 04:14pm by Michael Cox

    ... Still, that is his training pattern and there is enough quality there to assure he will remain in contention until late. But this race is an 83-meeting marathon, not a sprint, and no one does ...




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