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Al Quoz

Setback might prove to be a blessing for Regiment, says upbeat trainer Man

Manfred Man Ka-leung and his star sprinter Eagle Regiment are both on a steep learning curve heading into Saturday's Al Quoz Sprint in Dubai and the trainer hopes a setback during the straight-track specialist's preparation could turn out to be a blessing.

Thursday, 29 March, 2012, 12:00am

Xtension to face Dragon and Memory

John Moore didn't get his wish for Xtension to gain a run in the world's richest race, with the five-year-old remaining in the US$5 million Dubai Duty Free, a race Hong Kong seemingly has a stranglehold on with three star runners.

20 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Dubai's Super Saturday gives Hong Kong runners hope

While we are thinking international, some of Hong Kong's six-strong team for the Dubai World Cup meeting will have taken encouragement from Super Saturday at Meydan.

As yet, the final composition of the Dubai fields is unknown, so there may be many horses to come for the main events which were not have been around for the traditional lead-up fixture.

14 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Lucky Nine to wear shades in desert

Trainer Caspar Fownes may add blinkers to fine tune his Hong Kong Sprint winner Lucky Nine for the US$2 million Golden Shaheen in Dubai on March 30.

13 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Dynamic Blitz eyes Dubai trip

Trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai and connections of top all-weather sprinter Dynamic Blitz are hoping for an 11th-hour invitation to Dubai for the Golden Shaheen in three weeks after the seven-year-old grabbed an oh-so-rare opportunity at home.

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Sighs of relief as JJ restores HK's reputation

Jockey Club officials doubtless breathed a little relieved sigh when South African sprinter J J The Jet Plane put to the sword last Thursday the view that turf horses have no problem with Dubai's Tapeta surface.

16 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Cruz hopeful Joy And Fun can claim another big upset

Joy And Fun, like his trainer Derek Cruz, has rarely grabbed the headlines in Hong Kong - but that will certainly change if the quiet achievers combine for an upset win in the S$1 million (about HK$5.6 million) KrisFlyer International Sprint at Kranji racecourse tomorrow night.

15 May 2010 - 12:00am

Al Quoz Sprint adds flavour to showpiece

Dubai Racing Club has announced the programme for the US$26.25 million World Cup meeting on March 27, which will see a new turf sprint event run on the new Meydan track.

28 Dec 2009 - 12:00am