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Ambitious Dragon

Dragon's QE II misfortune impacts on Akeed Mofeed

In the long tradition of major events jumping from the 2,000m start at Sha Tin, Sunday's Audemars Piguet QE II Cup was a messy affair and the serious check to Ambitious Dragon had even wider consequences than upsetting his chance.

Wednesday, 1 May, 2013, 4:49am

Millard glad to see Dragon fly under the radar

Trainer Tony Millard is happy to keep an air of quiet confidence in dual Horse Of The Year, Ambitious Dragon in the run-up to Sunday's HK$14 million Audemars Piguet QE II Cup and welcomes the international opposition that helps him do it.

24 Apr 2013 - 5:52am

Ambitious Dragon might take part in the Champions Mile

The announcement that two top-liners from the southern hemisphere will be lining up in next month's HK$12 million Champions Mile at Sha Tin was somewhat overshadowed yesterday by trainer Tony Millard's intention to back up dual Horse Of The Year Ambitious Dragon in the race.

18 Apr 2013 - 4:05am

'Sleepy' Dragon shows what a champion he is

Sometime after loafing around the parade ring and then meandering to the starting gates, the switch inside Ambitious Dragon - the one that turns him from merely good to jaw-droopingly great - was flicked on.

18 Mar 2013 - 3:12am

Mofeed enjoys luck of the Irish

An Irish Hong Kong Derby winner on St Patrick's Day had an air of inevitability to it before and after the race, but the margin of joy and the manner of Akeed Mofeed's classic win kept the excitement in it right to the moment of triumph.

18 Mar 2013 - 2:39am

Clash of big three in Jubilee Cup overshadows Derby

The best jockeys, the best horses and the stakes are high when Ambitious Dragon, Glorious Days and Lucky Nine clash in the Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup at Sha Tin on Sunday. Many fans will be thinking about the BMW Hong Kong Derby as the race of the weekend, even if it is technically a HK$16 million Class Two, but the HK$6 million Queen's Silver Jubilee overshadows it as a racing contest.

12 Mar 2013 - 5:25am

Injury curbs Ambitious Dragon's Gold Cup goal

Trainer Tony Millard said he believed the injury to the horse's right hind leg had occurred when rival Packing Whiz (Brett Prebble) came out on the point of the home turn in the race and made contact with Ambitious Dragon.

9 Feb 2013 - 3:51am

Triple Crown talk is presumptuous, insists Dragon's trainer Millard

Even with Ambitious Dragon reclaiming his undisputed status as best in town with a show-stopping international day victory and connections seemingly pushing for a return tilt at the Triple Crown, trainer Tony Millard refuses to entertain any talk of plans beyond Sunday's Stewards' Cup for his two-time reigning Horse of the Year.

16 Jan 2013 - 4:36am

Hong Kong horses finally getting the credit they deserve

It's that time of year again - when the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities releases the latest World Thoroughbred rankings for the full year of 2012.

Out they came last night, with Ambitious Dragon rating a 124 figure that made him the joint highest-rated Hong Kong horse in the history of the classifications, equal to Good Ba Ba's peak rating.

16 Jan 2013 - 4:36am

Remembering the winners and some gallant losers

Results are compelling and the reflex after an event like the international meeting is to admire the best win, best rides, best training performances and so on. But while whoever finishes in front is what it's all about, that doesn't mean there weren't other great efforts which didn't hit the maximum pay-off.

12 Dec 2012 - 2:37am