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  1. 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

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Nine looks for some of his old luck Lucky Nine might be vulnerable on a number of levels in the Chairman's Sprint Prize (1,200m) but if the five-time ... was more than two months ago in the Group One Hong Kong Sprint, where the quirky galloper's other great weakness reared its head, literally. Lucky Nine didn't just miss the start, as he ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Sprint star Lucky Nine heading to Melbourne later this year

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Caspar Fownes will fulfil a long-held ambition - and chase a potential US$1 million bonus - with his multiple Group One winner this year Sprint star Lucky ... Longines Hong Kong Sprint, rather than return to Japan for the early season foray he has favoured for the last two years. Having won Group Ones at home and abroad, Fownes says everything Lucky Nine ...

  4. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Hong Kong pair go close, but Shea Shea snares US$1m Al Quoz Sprint

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

    ... Michael Cox in Dubai michael.cox@scmp.com Joy And Fun and Eagle Regiment flirt with a one-two finish in Al Quoz Sprint but Frederick Engels gets a raw deal at the start of Shaheen Oh, so close for HK pair as Shea Shea thunders home For a fleeting moment last night it seemed Hong Kong horses could quinella the US$1 million Al Quoz Sprint, but something special from Mike de ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Tsui cleans up on the dirt with a sprint double

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... those big weights," he said. "Today with the drop down in the weights, he just felt like a different horse." Tsui cleans up on the dirt with a sprint double ...

  6. Sport - Racing - Hong Kong International Races

    Defending champ Lucky Nine leads formidable home team in Sprint

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Defending champ Lucky Nineleads formidable home team Home runners have made the Hong Kong Sprint their own and - if weight of numbers is any indication ... Club Sprint made the cut - led by defending international day champ Lucky Nine - and are joined by ageing veteran Joy And Fun, who dead-heated for second in the race last year and goes ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Sea Siren to give home team big fright in Hong Kong Sprint

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Aussie mare threatens to break locals' monopoly on the Sprint with nine wins in past 10 years Sea Siren set to give hometeam big fright world ... in the Longines Hong Kong Sprint - and that was before the hulking mare backed up her handler's testimony with a terrific workout at Sha Tin. The home team may have won nine of the past 10 Hong Kong ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    'Unfit' Lucky Nine sends warning to sprint rivals

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com 'Unfit' Lucky Nine sendswarning to sprint rivals Caspar Fownes' tenacious sprinter Lucky Nine fired a warning shot to any overseas raiders with designs on his International Day crown; a horse who was still recovering from his own failed foreign raid producing a comprehensive performance to win the Jockey Club Sprint. Dull in the coat ...

  10. 'Chaplin-like' Sweet 'can play big role in sprints'

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that of a good horse, and Moore foresees the son of Fastnet Rock, who is easily the best of the now-scrapped Subscription Griffin scheme, in next season's Group One sprints. 'He gets 1,400m and even a mile, but the race he will be aimed at will be the Hong Kong Sprint on International Day,' the trainer said. 'For now we'll look at the Prince Jewellery & Watch ...




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