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  1. Australian sprint superstar Black Caviar tops the charts

    Posted Apr 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken Australian sprinter Black Caviar has smashed the glass ceiling for sprinters in the latest world rankings released over the weekend, but the 'job vacant' sign for world-class stars in Hong Kong racing is still up. Only three Hong Kon ...

  2. Kingdom heads a strong Sprint Cup list

    Posted Jan 15th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The Jockey Club will host a virtual replay of the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint on Sunday week when Sacred Kingdom, Absolute Champion and Royal Delight do battle once again in the HK$4.5 million Centenary Sprint Cup. This Group One race over 1,000 metres down the Sha Tin straight will be the opening leg of the sprinters' triple crown and sees the much-awaited return ...

  3. Warrior enhances depth in sprints

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

    ... Alan Aitken Having walloped all-comers in the Hong Kong Sprint for the past two runnings, the local short-course talent had been starting to look as though a rebuilding period was under way earlier this year. The feature sprints had lacked depth, with the Centenary Sprint a match race between Absolute Champion and Scintillation, the Chairman's Sprint Prize a narrow ...

  4. Witness ready for Sprint battle

    Posted Feb 26th 2006, 12:00am by John Bell

    ... John Bell A lot of water has passed under the bridge since Silent Witness last raced in Hong Kong, including two trips to Japan and the onset of a mystery virus that saw his Hong Kong Sprint plans aborted. But today's $4.5 million Centenary Sprint Cup over 1,000 metres at Sha Tin should prove that in nine months, despite the setbacks, nothing has changed. The amazing ...

  5. Centenary Sprint heralds dawn of new era for reborn Witness

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

    ... of below-par gallops, Cruz reluctantly pulled the plug on his bid to win an unprecedented third Hong Kong Sprint in December. This afternoon's $4.5 million Group One Centenary Sprint gives Silent Witness the chance to give history a truer perspective. While he was at home in his box, fighting off the effects of his illness, the Hong Kong Sprint was won by Natural Blitz, from Planet Ruler, ...

  6. SA and Singapore superstars show it can be done

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen South African sensation J J The Jet Plane has done more for the Hong Kong Sprint than arguably any horse in the race's history, according to chief executive Winfried ... let loose on the home turn and looked the winner in the Hong Kong Sprint but, as much as everyone hoped for another local win, the performance of visitors J J The Jet Plane and Rocket Man has ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Hong Kong horses finally getting the credit they deserve

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... it was that the Hong Kong Sprint winner was again well short of the best sprint races on the planet. Of course, Black Caviar was again the best sprinter and it follows that no race without her could take the first ranking. And Lord Kanaloa did rate higher on 120 than Lucky Nine (118) in winning the race 12 months before, but there were quite a few other sprints in Australia, France, Dubai, Singapore ...

  8. 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. ...

  9. Kingdom more than a match for Witness

    Posted Nov 21st 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Sacred Kingdom was simply brilliant in his ruthless disposal of his Cathay Pacific International Sprint Trial rivals last Saturday, and a look at his performance from a historical perspective makes it even more impressive. The Sprint Trial has been run in its present form just six times- the previous three years from 1999-2001 it was a handicap- and since 2002, ...

  10. Witness loses footing and Felix

    Posted Oct 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... to be sure. He's quite OK,' Cruz said. It was an eventful wind-up to Silent Witness's preparation for today's $12 million final Global Sprint Challenge leg, where he comes back to his pet sprint distance of 1,200m after consecutive mile defeats to end last season. While the 'Spirit of Hong Kong' has been the superior sprinter of the past two years ...




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