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  1. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Lack of travel may swing John Moore towards Designs On Rome

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 12:52am by ALAN ATIKEN

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Four-year-old gelding is the one who hasn't been overseas so I'm leaning to him, says trainer Lack of travel may swing Moore towards Rome John Moore says the rigours of international travel could be the vital force to swing the pendulum away from defending Audemars Piguet QE II Cup hero Military Attack today and towards his Derby ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1497963/lack-travel-may-swing-john-moore-towards-designs-rome
  2. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Hong Kong's lack of Group One features actually a positive on the world stage

    Posted May 15th 2014, 08:44pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... We’d probably be donning our top hats for Royal Ascot too, if not for Ricky Yiu Poon-fai’s preference for a flat track for Amber Sky. And with Akeed Mofeed potentially travelling to the United ... success that sees horses travel abroad regularly. The main reason is there are simply not enough races in Hong Kong for the cream of the crop. It’s one of the quirks – read benefits – of the Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1512898/lack-group-one-features-only-positive-world-stage
  3. Sport - Racing - RACING

    South Africa's Variety Club aims to buck trend in Champions Mile

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 11:16pm by Alan Aitken

    ... that restrict all stars from that country. "He was supposed to travel from Dubai with the QE II Cup horses, Sanshaawes and Vercingetorix, but he had to come by himself," said trainer Mike de Kock's travelling assistant, Trevor Brown, ahead of the HK$12 million Champions Mile tomorrow. "That isn't always ideal, but he's taken it very well. Full marks to him, he's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1502890/south-africas-variety-club-aims-buck-trend-champions-mile
  4. Sport - RACING

    Dan Excel plan to be blueprint for future Australian forays

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 10:38pm by Alan Aitken

    ... oversees top-class South African horses from other yards. Due to tough quarantine regulations, South African horses have an arduous journey involving many months of travel and quarantine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/article/1519087/dan-excel-plan-be-blueprint-future-australian-forays
  5. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Able Friend can follow in Designs On Rome's footsteps, says John Moore

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 10:28pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... later in the week, but I'd say it's a long shot and, apart from Singapore, there's a fair chance none of my horses will travel elsewhere for the rest of the season." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1501119/able-friend-can-follow-designs-romes-footsteps-says-john-moore
  6. Sport - Racing - RACING

    John Moore remains confident in Designs On Rome for Hong Kong Derby, despite draw

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 01:40am by Alan Aitken

    ... bit of luck to navigate around them." Moore goes in four-handed and maintains his confidence that Secret Sham and Travel Brother can also take a slice of the prize money. "I think if you took out my top two, Secret Sham would be the favourite and I don't think barrier nine is any concern- he'll race fairly forward, as will Travel Brother even from 13," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1447991/dont-rule-out-designs-rome-hong-kong-derby-john-moore-says
  7. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Osteoporosis, dehydration, kidney stones, starvation: how Hong Kong's jockeys are punishing their bodies to make the weight

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 10:26pm by Michael Cox

    ... grind of Europe. Last year, Jockey Club steward and licensing committee chairman Steve Railton travelled with O'Reilly to the International Conference for the Health, Safety and Welfare ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1428474/osteoporosis-dehydration-kidney-stones-starvation-how-hong-kongs
  8. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Hong Kong Vase favourite The Fugue is on song, says John Gosden

    Posted Dec 06th 2013, 11:05pm by AA

    ... said. It was a case of her getting over the travel and what I didn't want to do was put her on the track and see how fast she can run John Gosden "All of that is fairly normal here. ... that travel, it's tough on them and tougher coming this way, no doubt, as it is with people. It's the rotation of the earth going against the body clock. "She's very fit, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1374756/hong-kong-vase-favourite-fugue-song-says-john-gosden
  9. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Draw for Hong Kong Sprint favours local hero Lucky Nine

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 09:35pm by Alan Aitken

    ... will definitely be in between horses," said Size. "Glorious Days would have been better suited lower but the main thing is the horse and if he's travelling well enough he can still win from there." Likely Hong Kong Vase favourite The Fugue probably confirmed that status with an ideal barrier three, while Luca Cumani's travelling foreman, Charlie Henson, was happy with six ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1373918/draw-hong-kong-sprint-favours-local-hero-lucky-nine
  10. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Kerrin McEvoy springs surprise to claim jockeys' championship

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 12:30am by Alan Aitken

    ... Dettori on Travel Guide in 2011. Rival jockeys politely let a positive beginning from McEvoy turn into total dictation of the pace on the Francis Lui Kin-wai-trained Home With Glory and a soft ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1373296/kerrin-mcevoy-springs-surprise-claim-jockeys-championship

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