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  1. Sport - Racing

    Third time lucky for Access Years and Moreira in Triple Trio

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 08:28pm by Michael Cox

    ... Third time lucky for Access Years and Moreira in TT Another low draw, another Class Three handicap with a big weight, and John Size-trained Access Years is likely to start favourite again too, ... and shoulder" on the 2.6 fancy when he tried to ease out of a cushy position upon turning. Both times Access Years was left flat-footed at a vital stage and chased gallantly, but without crucial ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    Say hello to My Little Friend- he's a gun

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 08:26pm by Michael Cox

    ... trial on the all-weather track at Sha Tin yesterday and looks set to break his maiden next time out. My Little Friend was beaten a neck last start by Class One-bound speedster Divine Ten- ... the tough run, My Little Friend was taking ground off Divine Ten in the finish. Sporting pacifiers for the first time, common practice on the dirt, My Little Friend was snagged back at the start ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    Lifeline a Super chance for Hong Kong as our horses take on Macau's best

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 08:46pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Teetan) relished the task when he lined up in the Class One Chinese New Year Challenge Cup last time, getting the run of the race with his ability to sit on the speed then proving too strong ... last time out when he box-seated in running, but Purton has got better results out of the gelding in the past riding him more quietly and he gets the opportunity to do that here. John ...

  4. Comment - Blogs

    Let bygones be bygones and make Champions Mile a Doncaster double

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 08:37pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Follow @KemblaCoxy Racing New South Wales’ revamped autumn carnival “The Championships” has been derided by some for its lack of overseas interest ... shopping at Sydney’s Inglis Easter Yearling Sales for a time, returning last year. We aren’t here to dig up any of that controversy and pick over it – plenty has been written – but rather ...

  5. Comment - Blogs

    It's not the Smithsonian, but a couple of additions and the Hong Kong Racing Museum would be a sure-fire winner

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 08:35pm by Michael Cox

    ... new wings would need to be built. The first would be the “Fashions on the Field” display. John Moore’s safari suits in khaki, blue and black are a given, but that’s just the start. Style guru ... – clinched in the  final race of the season – is the type of thing that needs to be front and centre at the museum, to capture the imagination of potential race fans. It was the first time a local ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Dundonnell stays with Yiu after finding form

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 10:36pm by Michael Cox

    ... meeting, his new ban stops him from returning for the meetings on March 1 and 6, and he will serve some of the time when he arrives in Japan next month. Demuro agreed with Yiu's assessment that Dundonnell needed time to get over more ground, and said the removal of sheepskin cheek pieces had helped the horse relax, after he had raced too keenly previously. The horse's improved race ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Moreira and the extended mile key to victory for Winnie's Horse

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 08:24pm by Alan Aitken

    ... the shorter trips. He was quite one-paced in his first outing for the new yard over 1,200m at Sha Tin on January 19, when he was fairly well placed in running but only plodded down the running ... emerging with his strong finish. Coming off a narrow second to Enthusiasm (Karis Teetan) last time, Jazzy Feeling also looks a terrific chance to win the race although his record of only one win ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Akeed Mofeed inches closer to proving trainer Gibson right

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 10:01pm by Michael Cox

    ... in town. Richard Gibson "It was a ballsy quote from Richard at the time, but he knew what he was talking about because the horse has certainly improved, and kept improving," Whyte said. ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Lucky Nine defies niggles to win an emotional second Chairman's Sprint Prize

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 10:13pm by Michael Cox

    ... and a misshapen hoof, there was a time not too long ago that Lucky Nine didn't even look like running in Sunday's Group One Chairman's Sprint Prize (1,200m)- let alone winning first-up ... to the seven-year-old's sixth Group One win were considerable, even by his standards, and had the horseman finding a new level of admiration for his warrior. "I was very emotional- and I don't get like ...

  10. Comment - Blogs

    How Berry and Prebble put 'Magic Man' Moreira in his place

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 07:42pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Follow @KemblaCoxy Two great feature-race winning rides – full of character but very different in nature – by Tommy Berry and Brett Prebble consigned new ... and sometimes he just decides it’s time to launch himself vertically when the gates open, as he did in the Hong Kong Sprint. While the 23-year-old Berry’s ride was all about the brash bravado of youth ...




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