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    '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 ...

  2. Doleuze confident of Kingdom chances

    Posted Feb 20th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Sacred Kingdom will have his second run back from injury in the HK$4.5 million Chairman's Sprint Prize- the second leg of the Hong Kong speed series- and his task has been made slightly ... Doleuze was delighted and slightly on edge about having drawn barrier one in Sunday's Group One sprint at 1,200 metres- a race Sacred Kingdom (Gerald Mosse) won comprehensively last year from ...

  3. Musir out to end HK domination in Mile

    Posted Apr 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The South African-trained J J The Jet Plane ended the local domination of the Hong Kong Sprint in December, and now fellow protea Musir is out to break the mould for international visitors ... Mountain - but even he will take solace from J J The Jet Plane's breakthrough win in the Hong Kong Sprint, which ended the locals' eight-year stranglehold over the shorter courses. De ...

  4. Witness holds key to Cape's travel plans- Oughton

    Posted Feb 24th 2006, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... particularly Sunday's Group One Centenary Sprint Cup (1,000m). The Group One Oakleigh Plate in Melbourne tomorrow will have importance for the way the Global Sprint Challenge (GSC) unfolds ... Oughton said. 'I expect that he would be right to race again by the end of March so there are two nice options for him. One is to run in Chairman's Sprint Prize here in Hong Kong, ...

  5. Revitalised Witness set for soft victory

    Posted Mar 26th 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... won the Chairman's Sprint Prize in a canter for each of the past two years but his struggling seventh in the Centenary Sprint Cup last month was horrendous to watch. Tony Cruz insisted ... to Australia for his first real spell in 31/2 years. Centenary Sprint Cup hero Scintillation was favourite for the rematch at $31, with Silent Witness a second favourite at $42. Natural Blitz, ...

  6. Royal Flush can turn the tables on California Moon, declares Millard

    Posted Jun 14th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Tony Millard dealt a warning to other Juvenile Sprint Trophy aspirants when Irish-bred griffin, Royal Flush, produced the winning hand in an impressive demolition of the Yung ... to the Juvenile Sprint and a rematch with California Moon.' The Tony Cruz-trained California Moon had narrowly downed Royal Flush when they made their debut in February and has gone on to win twice ...

  7. Amazing Silent Witness still a contender

    Posted Dec 10th 2006, 12:00am by John Bell

    ... and earnings of almost HK$60 million, Da Silva told his birthday guests he yearns for the seven-year-old to claim his third HK$12 million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint to prove his greatness once and for all. Since Silent Witness ran a respectable fourth in the Sprint Trial behind Able Prince when looking in need of the run, everything seems to have fallen into place for the great horse. He ...

  8. Sepoy set to bash the bookies in Blue Diamond Stakes

    Posted Feb 25th 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... of the 2011 renewal of the Asian Mile Challenge that will continue in Dubai next month with the Dubai Duty Free. Last week, Australia's glamour sprinting mare Black Caviar took all the attention, ... The 1,100m handicap is one of the time-honoured sprints of the Australian year of racing and is famous for throwing out some big upsets over the years. Corey Brown rides the A$5 favourite Undeniably, ...

  9. Drop in weight to benefit speed machine Adaikali

    Posted Jan 07th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... win of his career in the HSBC Premier Bauhinia Sprint Trophy (1,000m) today. The third leg of the HSBC Premier series looks like throwing forth another winning trainer-jockey combination, ... Doleuze). The 2005 Hong Kong Sprint winner is a one-trick pony who loves the straight 1,000m, but it's hard to see him holding off Adaikali, giving him 10 pounds at the weights now ...

  10. Kip Deville, Good Ba Ba in dead heat, say bookies

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... the biggest sprint races in England and France this year but that hasn't been enough to make him favourite for the HK$12 million Hong Kong Sprint. That honour goes to the Australian visitor ... prices on Hong Kong's chances in the Sprint, with at least 9-1 being quoted on the horses that filled the placings in the recent Hong Kong Sprint Trial- historically the number-one guide ...




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