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  1. Swaine hails Ferraris' spot-on judgment on impressive Syllabus

    Posted Dec 30th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... topweight of 133 pounds in Sunday's Gome Cup at Sha Tin. Swaine and his wife, Lady Gwen, bred Syllabus from a uniquely Hong Kong thoroughbred family. The seven-year-old's dam, Corvalent, is a daughter of the Swaines' Hong Kong Derby-winning filly Corvette. The Gome Cup was the eighth win from 42 starts for Syllabus. 'I have to say David's judgment about Syllabus has been ...

  2. Club making effort to look after the big players

    Posted Nov 21st 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell 'Relative to their numbers, racehorse owners are the most important group' One of the benefits of a strategic partnership between the Hong Kong Jockey Club ... . 'In Hong Kong, it is a privilege to be an owner and we wanted to provide these special customers with facilities that reflected that privilege, and is also a way of acknowledging ...

  3. Two-year-olds put on a show for buyers

    Posted Dec 06th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell 'The Hong Kong International Sale is unique in that we have horses from six countries in the sales ring' With previous graduates Scintillation and The Duke prepared ... International Sale as 'the pinnacle of all racehorse sales'. 'As sales go, the Hong Kong International Sale is unique in that we have horses from six countries in the sales ring. Nowhere ...

  4. Frills galore

    Posted Dec 09th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Outstanding French staying filly Vallee Enchantee will sport some unique racehorse apparel when she defends her crown in the $14 million Hong Kong Vase on Sunday. The tiny mare with the big heart wears a nose band with leather tassels dangling from it, and the gear has been approved by Hong Kong Jockey Club stipendiary stewards for wearing on race day. According to the Jockey ...

  5. Size holds the key to Chairman's Trophy with four quality stars

    Posted Apr 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby, in which they ran fourth and fifth respectively. 'For Unique Jewellery and More Bountiful, I've kept the same jockeys on them and I think they'll both ... Murray Bell Sunday's Chairman's Trophy represents the intersection of all possible routes for the first and second tiers of Hong Kong's best gallopers, with both local ...

  6. Dynamic duo

    Posted Dec 10th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... And then there is Hong Kong's Tony Cruz and his retained jockey, champion South African horseman Felix Coetzee. They work well together and, for the past two seasons, have been rocking Hong Kong racing ... satisfaction of a stellar career. 'I came to Hong Kong in 1992 and I can tell you it wasn't always this easy,' Coetzee says, tongue in cheek, as he reflects on the more rocky days when ...

  7. QE II Cup day promises fireworks

    Posted Apr 15th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... so much to underline the Derby form. Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby hero Collection goes around in the Champions Mile, together with More Bountiful and Derby Trial winner Unique Jewellery. ...

  8. Silent Witness world's top-ranked sprinter- on any surface

    Posted Aug 12th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Hong Kong's champion racehorse Silent Witness has not only been confirmed as the world's best sprinter on turf but has assumed a new mantle- the world's top ... but five pounds behind the world's number one thoroughbred, the American Ghostzapper (now retired). The World Thoroughbred Racehorse Rankings saw Hong Kong gain one more spot in the world top ...

  9. Dream Team adds spice to Derby

    Posted Mar 11th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... and three from five since his arrival in Hong Kong, Dream Team is a fast, free-running horse. John Size, who will be double-handed with Unique Jewellery (Olivier Doleuze) and More Bountiful (Douglas ... Murray Bell A likely playmaker in the shape of Tony Cruz's Dream Team was a surprise acceptor for the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby yesterday- ensuring the race will be truly run. ...

  10. Doctor Dino holds a special place in Gibson's heart

    Posted Dec 12th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Whatever the fate of Doctor Dino in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Vase, trainer Richard Gibson will always hold a special place in his heart for this unique racehorse. Gibson, ... lengths. And getting back to Hong Kong has been his goal ever since. 'He's been to a lot of places and he never runs poorly,' Gibson said. The six-year-old kicked off the year ...




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