Ascot Racecourse

Cruz's well-beaten veteran will head home after pulling up well

While Little Bridge was enjoying the winner's attention after the King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot, Hong Kong's other runner in the race, Joy And Fun, was finishing out of sight and mind in 16th place but has emerged unscathed.

Monday, 25 June, 2012, 12:00am

Rain-swept HK horses get Ascot ray of hope

The Hong Kong contingent will be anxiously watching the dreary English skies ahead of next week's King's Stand Stakes. But they got some encouraging news from Royal Ascot officials yesterday, with a track 'slightly easier than good' predicted for the first day of the carnival.

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

'War horse' will overcome setback: Cruz

Trainer Derek Cruz remains unperturbed by a foot injury to his 'war horse' Joy And Fun, as both of Hong Kong's Royal Ascot representatives battle slight setbacks ahead of the King's Stand Stakes in just under two weeks.

6 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Ascot wrangle reveals foreign raid problems

The compromise reached on Monday over how many days trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing can spend away with Little Bridge for his Royal Ascot campaign was probably the only reasonable option for both the trainer and the Jockey Club, but that it came up in the first place was a reminder of one of the difficulties in travelling horses from here for major events.

2 May 2012 - 12:00am

Shum makes case to spend weeks away with Bridge

Trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing will plead with Hong Kong Jockey Club officials to allow him to spend five weeks overseas with stable star Little Bridge after the five-year-old booked a flight to Royal Ascot with a gritty victory in the Sprint Cup.

30 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Sweet Sanette shows class at Ascot

Hong Kong-trained Sweet Sanette was beaten at Royal Ascot last night but stamped herself as one of the world's premier 1,000m sprinters in the Group One King's Stand Stakes.

15 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Xtension to miss Royal Ascot meeting due to foot injury

An errant nail has ended plans to campaign BMW Champions Mile winner Xtension at the Royal Ascot meeting next month, but trainer John Moore is still hoping for a trip to Australia's Cox Plate.

13 May 2011 - 12:00am

Joy And Fun faces uncertain future after surgery on fractured foreleg

Top sprinter Joy And Fun underwent surgery yesterday to pin a fractured foreleg following the Group One Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot on Saturday, but the John Moore-trained Happy Zero has a new target after his inexplicable failure.

21 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Happy Zero best backed in England

13 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Happy Zero and Collection eye Lion City

Trainer John Moore has confirmed Happy Zero and Collection will make the trip to Singapore's showpiece meeting on May 16 at Kranji.

29 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Kingdom joins Singapore assault

Hong Kong might be three handed in the S$1 million (HK$5.12 million) Krisflyer Sprint in Singapore next month, with former world champion sprinter Sacred Kingdom set to join Inspiration and Green Birdie in the revived feature race.

10 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Godolphin pulls plug on Diabolical

Dettori in doubt for Hong Kong after Sheikh Mohammed withdraws his sole entry

The attrition rate for the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races on December 14 rose yesterday with a further three invited horses confirmed as no-shows, including the lone Godolphin representative, sprinter Diabolical.

3 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Relaxed Dettori in uncharted territory

The star quality of Frankie Dettori - the world's most recognisable jockey - simply doesn't seem to fade.

Despite the demands on him from a hungry media driven by an adoring public, Dettori, who turns 37 next Saturday, remains relaxed and his enthusiasm fresh as he approaches the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races fixture he describes as 'one of the world's best'.

8 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

July Cup and Age Classic join Global Sprint Challenge

The organisers of the Global Sprint Challenge (GSC) have expanded the event to cover eight legs next year, with the addition of England's July Cup and Australia's Age Classic at the Melbourne Cup carnival.

25 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

British influence declines along with its horses

The marvellous win by Australia's global roamer, Starcraft, in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Newmarket last Saturday was the latest evidence of a huge shift in the power base of world racing.

28 Sep 2005 - 12:00am