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  1. Sport - Racing

    Hong Kong Sprint: Japanese champion Lord Kanaloa can match Silent Witness

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 08:36pm by Michael Cox

    ... wins in the Group One Longines Hong Kong Sprint (1,200m) when he makes his swansong in the HK$15 million race. Takayuki Yasuda's stallion was a dominant winner of last year's edition ... before he heads to stud. Silent Witness won the Sprint in 2003-04, and Lord Kanaloa will be gunning to become the fourth two-time winner of the race, joining Sacred Kingdom (2007 and 2009) ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Silent Witness keen favourite to triumph in the Chairman's Sprint

    Posted Apr 17th 2004, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... is the undefeated champion colt Silent Witness. With thousands of fans cheering him on from the stands, and millions watching around the world, this crowd-pleasing sprint sensation bred in Australia- never beaten in his racing career- will attempt to make it 11 wins in a row when he lines up for the $4.5 million Chairman's Sprint Prize. Silent Witness is hot to trot for this event, having ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Different approach to training pays off for Lord Kanaloa's Takayuki Yasuda

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

    ... Kong Sprint runners this week was another reminder. While all the other HKIR runners were out for gentle strolls, a pick of grass or the slowest of canters on Saturday morning, Yasuda put ... in Japan, would say that working horses hard the day before their race is a short road to tired horses and failure but Yasuda is not your common sprint trainer- with Lord Kanaloa, Curren Chan ...

  5. Sport - Racing - Hong Kong International Races

    Hong Kong wins Vase for first time in 15 years thanks to Dominant

    Posted Dec 08th 2013, 02:41pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... now won all four of the Hong Kong International Races, having won the Cup with Motivation (1993), the Mile with Able One (2011) and the Sprint with Inspiration (2008). It's a big ...

  6. Quality field shows interest in Hong Kong showpiece

    Posted Oct 18th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken, Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell and Alan Aitken The numbers may be down but the quality quotient remains high, with Europe's champion miler, Ramonti, and runaway Global Sprint Challenge leader Miss ... cent), but the club has the satisfaction of having most of the big-name horses it targeted. Australia's champion sprinting mare, Miss Andretti, winner of three Group Global Sprint Challenge ...

  7. Triumphant moments to remember

    Posted Dec 01st 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... will always remember was the second Hong Kong Sprint win by legendary Silent Witness at the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races. But Fairy King Prawn, in a rare defeat, will always hold ... for the Aussies. The races moved from lower status to be recognised as Group Ones. When the fourth international, the Sprint, was added in 1999, the tide was turning and an unheralded Fairy King Prawn ...

  8. Kingdom remains a key player

    Posted Jan 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Fading champion Sacred Kingdom heads into Sunday's Group One Kent & Curwen Centenary Sprint Cup at Sha Tin in search of a record 18th win, ... victories and will be attempting to win his third consecutive Centenary Sprint Cup this weekend. But he put in a career-worst performance in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint last start as further ...

  9. History tells us to hedge our bets

    Posted Oct 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... as that rarely do it every time- he would be the horse to beat in anything in the foreseeable distance. Entrapment's return in the Sha Tin Sprint Trophy, though, has a more significant historical angle towards HKIR. That race has been a sound guide to a good performance in the Hong Kong Sprint, even though only Silent Witness and Sacred Kingdom (2007) were able to take out both races. ...

  10. 'I have no complaints at all with Rocket Man's level of fitness'

    Posted Dec 07th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken South African jockey Felix Coetzee had a message yesterday for trackwork watchers who felt Rocket Man has been 'cuddled' in his work since the Jockey Club Sprint dead-heat- you haven't been watching closely enough. He sent the Singapore sprint champion over 1,200m on the all-weather track for a comfortable rather than eye-catching workout, with his final ...




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