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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

    Lucky Nine gets all-clear to prepare for HK Sprint

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 10:02pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Lucky Nine gets all-clear to prepare for HK Sprint Caspar Fownes will continue to monitor Lucky Nine's condition but is likely to push ahead ... an uncharacteristic sixth in last Saturday's Group One VRC Sprint Classic at Flemington, but his trainer has been buoyed by the six-year-old's improved condition. After arriving at Sha Tin's ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    Lucky Nine disappoints in Melbourne sprint feature

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 10:19pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Nine not so lucky in Melbourne sprint feature Trainer Caspar Fownes was at a loss to explain Lucky Nine's poor showing in the Group One VRC Sprint Classic ... a horse." "Maybe we'll find out more in the next few days before we bring him home for the Hong Kong Sprint." The winner Buffering had been a Group One bridesmaid with six elite level ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Lucky Nine should prove too strong in Sprint Classic, says Caspar Fownes

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 10:54pm by Michael Cox

    ... of a rain-affected surface and the vagaries of Flemington's famed straight six both represent unknowns for Lucky Nine in Saturday's Group One VRC Sprint Classic, but confident trainer Caspar Fownes ... more as far as pace goes." Prebble is a veteran of the Melbourne Spring Carnival, winning the feature sprint in 1999 on Pharein, and seems to have been drawn ideally in nine. "Brett ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Neil Callan picks up ride on talented Amber Sky in sprint

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 11:03pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Callan picks up ride on '110 per cent' Amber Sky Neil Callan has picked up the ride on exciting sprinter Amber Sky following Joao Moreira's decision to stick with both Sterling City and his trainer John Moore next week in the Group Two dress rehearsal for the Longines Hong Kong Sprint. The BOCHK Wealth Management Jockey Club Sprint ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    City headed for Sprint after Sterling victory

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 10:51am

    ... but booking a place in December's Group One Hong Kong Sprint. First comes the Group Two Jockey Club Sprint on November 17, where the set-weight and penalties conditions will favour ... and very clean-winded- obviously from the betting there was a lot of public confidence and he delivered. He will now go to the Jockey Club Sprint," Moore said. "But he will meet Frederick ...

  7. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Military Attack has the sprint to overcome odds, says Moore

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 10:25pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Trainer John Moore says Horse of the Year can return in style over a mile in Sha Tin Trophy Military Attackhas the sprint to overcome odds There are many reasons John Moore feels Horse of the Year Military Attack is vulnerable in Sunday's Oriental Watch Sha Tin Trophy, but being able to produce a race-winning sprint over a mile is not one ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    Trentin piles the agony on Sagan in Tour de France

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 12:30am by AFP

    ... an inch in a thrilling sprint finish at the end of the 234.5km stage from Epernay to Nancy. It was the third time at this Tour that Sagan had finished second on a stage while he’s ended in the top ... compatriot Andrew Talansky also came down in the sprint finish but as he was inside the final 3km, he was awarded the same time as the leading group. After more than 200km of leisurely pursuit ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    Mission accomplished: Now Phelps aims to go to another level

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 12:25pm

    ... The Americans finished the top nation, with 14 golds ahead of hosts Australia’s 10 and Japan’s seven. Australia proved their supremacy over the Americans in the sprints, winning both 100m freestyle gold ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Eagle Regiment can rise to the occasion in Sha Tin Sprint Trophy

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 08:09pm

    ... features of racing in this jurisdiction is seeing elite horses tested by carrying big weights in quality handicaps – and in Tuesday's Sha Tin Sprint Trophy, Manfred Man Ka-leung’s multiple ... and never finishing worse than second. Throw in a third in the Group One Al Quoz Sprint over the five-furlong course in Dubai – off a less-than-ideal preparation – and you have a serious ...




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