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  1. Kingdom has what it takes to prevail in the Sprint Prize

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

    ... Alan Aitken Champion sprinter Sacred Kingdom had questions asked of him and that may be the case again in what is an even stronger Group One Chairman's Sprint Prize (1,200m) this afternoon, but the six-year-old remains the horse they all have to beat. The sit-sprint nature of the Centenary Sprint Cup, with Ultra Fantasy scorching over the final 400m in a tick over 21 seconds ...

  2. Tuscan Spirit to put icing on Size's cake in Sprint Trophy

    Posted Oct 04th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Three Sha Tin Sprint Trophy (1,000m) this afternoon. Tuscan Spirit looks part of a big afternoon for the Dream Team of trainer John Size and perennial champion jockey Douglas Whyte, with Whyte ... on to finish fourth in the Hong Kong Sprint in December. In the race's short history, the Sha Tin Sprint Trophy winner has always finished in the first five on international day, even ...

  3. Sacred Kingdom misses Sprint Trial

    Posted Nov 12th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Entries closed for the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile and Sprint Trials on Monday and the story of the Sprint was between the lines - the missing name of Sacred Kingdom. ... from the International Sprint Trial, which he won with such arrogance last year, Sacred Kingdom's state of fitness is such that he hasn't had a single gallop - and if you're ...

  4. Wary Yiu puts Sacred Kingdom's Sprint chances at '50-50'

    Posted Nov 24th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Hong Kong's short course stars laid down their wares for the world to see in yesterday's Cathay Pacific International Sprint Trial at Sha Tin, but trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fie described the one that would really have the foreign stars quaking with fear as '50-50' to make the race. Last year's Hong Kong Sprint hero, Sacred Kingdom, is still under ...

  5. Young sprinters aim to chalk up the miles

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

    ... Centenary Sprint Cup on Sunday week, the first of the season's Group One domestic sprints that make up the Hong Kong Speed Series. With a horse like Entrapment, who might have been the one ... or more return to sprinting, but the second leg of the Speed Series, the Chairman's Sprint Prize, will probably come too soon anyway as it is programmed just two weeks after the Classic Mile. ...

  6. Yiu believes Kingdom will find his feet

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com The connections of champion sprinter Sacred Kingdom believe the veteran can capture a third Hong Kong Sprint, despite an unorthodox preparation and an unconvincing barrier trial at Sha Tin yesterday. The four-time Hong Kong Sprinter of the Year, who won the international sprint in 2007 and 2009, will go into this year's feature on December 11 ...

  7. Disappointment all round for HK in Dubai

    Posted Apr 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the Dubai Duty Free failed to fire on a drama-charged evening at Meydan. Joy And Fun was left the sole Hong Kong-runner in the Al Quoz Sprint after the surprising late scratching of Eagle Regiment ... deflected questions about a possible trip to Ascot with Ortensia, but floated a return to December's Hong Kong Sprint. Lucky Nine jumped from gate 12, and jockey Brett Prebble got cover, ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - RACING

    80 Group One winners nominate for HK International Races

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... for the four races- the HK$22 million Hong Kong Cup, 2,000m;, the US$20 million Hong Kong Mile, 1,600m; the HK$15 million Hong Kong Sprint 1,200m; and HK$15 million Hong Kong Vase, 2,400m. The early ... and major events to come in Japan between now and the announcement of the selected runners next month, there is plenty of water to flow under the bridge. But the 84 Hong Kong Sprint nominees include ...

  9. Hong Kong's awesome foursome

    Posted Dec 06th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... on the fillies Green Tune and Egyptband for the Wertheimers as well as the 2001 Singapore Krisflyer Sprint on Iron Mask. His win tally in Hong Kong is now fast approaching 300 and he enjoyed a stellar ... of the season before Whyte won out. Prebble's big wins include the 2007 Derby, the Champions Mile and Yasuda Kinen on Bullish Luck and the Hong Kong Sprint on the world's top-ranked sprinter ...

  10. Fownes sees Lucky Nine as key to riches

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of success tomorrow, in particular with sprint star Lucky Nine. Fair Trade was scratched from the HK$20 million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile after appearing rough in his action yesterday, leaving Fownes with two runners each in the Sprint and Vase. 'Fair Trade was just falling away a bit and feeling a leg injury, so we had to take him out and medicate him,' Fownes said. ...




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