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Audemars Piguet

Twelfth title and counting for unstoppable Whyte

A sign of a champion is when their dominant performances necessitate a change of rules - and so it was when Douglas Whyte rolled to a remarkable 12th straight title, with only personal milestones providing fuel for the South African's competitive fire.

Wednesday, 18 July, 2012, 12:00am

Looks can be deceiving

A nondescript and almost sleepy-looking brown gelding stands at the edge of the all-weather track at Sha Tin and slowly turns his head, ears pricked, deliberately pausing in the half-dark, before stepping out on to the moist dirt.

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

Xtension withdrawn from trip to Singapore

John Moore has scrapped plans for Xtension to run in the Singapore Airlines International Cup on May 20 at Kranji, with stablemate Zaidan to replace the back-to-back BMW Champions Mile winner in the field.

10 May 2012 - 12:00am

Sprint Cup has scope to become an international

Possibly it has just been serendipity but the racing over the past two weekends has taken on a familiar appearance, albeit configured a little differently.

Across the April 29 and May 6 meetings, we have had Group race features over 1,200m, 1,600m (international), 2,000m (international) and 2,400m, which looks not unlike a certain meeting in December.

9 May 2012 - 12:00am

Coetzee to take over on Memory

Trainer Tony Cruz said the connections of California Memory are simply looking for a change of luck with new jockey Felix Coetzee in the Singapore Airlines Cup on May 20, and Matthew Chadwick will remain the grey's 'Hong Kong rider'.

8 May 2012 - 12:00am

Dragon ready to roar again, says Millard

Ambitious Dragon's trainer Tony Millard is confident his reigning Horse of the Year will regain his swagger in tomorrow's Champions Mile after a 'nightmare' overseas trip - but declared Dubai conqueror Cityscape near-unbeatable in the HK$12 million feature.

5 May 2012 - 12:00am

Slick Bullet ready to fire on all cylinders

While Caspar Fownes' Thumbs Up ran a cracker in the Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup and Dance For Gold continued to flash untapped potential with a second win from as many starts, their stablemate Slick Bullet showed it's his turn to win with another improved performance on Sunday at Sha Tin.

1 May 2012 - 12:00am

QE II Cup is the biggest win of my career, says Rispoli

Lightning struck again for Italian jockey Umberto Rispoli as he offered Hong Kong his preferred farewell and signed off with sensational Audemars Piguet QE II Cup win on Rulership yesterday.

30 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Fay Fay can repeat his Derby triumph

The likelihood of a soft tempo and a replay of the way the Hong Kong Derby was run gives the John Size-trained Fay Fay his chance this afternoon to repel the foreign challenge in the Group One Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup (2,000m).

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Memory faces a huge task, warns cautious Cruz

At any other time in the past 12 months, the absence of Ambitious Dragon would have meant short-priced favouritism for California Memory over the Sha Tin 2,000 metres in tomorrow's Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup.

28 Apr 2012 - 12:00am