Breeders' Cup

Racing Digest, November 5, 2012

Brett Prebble pats Solar Great for a job well done. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Hot favourite makes no mistake at the first time of asking

Monday, 5 November, 2012, 4:33am

Firmer track to suit St Nicholas Abbey

Trainer Aidan O'Brien believes St Nicholas Abbey will find the sun-baked turf track at Santa Anita to his liking tomorrow when he defends his Breeders' Cup Turf title.

Last year at Churchill Downs, St Nicholas Abbey made O'Brien's son, Joseph O'Brien, the youngest jockey to win a Breeders' Cup race with the victory in the US$3 million event.

2 Nov 2012 - 4:13am

Snow Fairy injury leaves HK Vase field in tatters

The HK$14 million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Vase on December 11 has been decimated by withdrawals, with outstanding stayer Snow Fairy the latest to fall to injury after a routine workout at Sha Tin yesterday morning.

29 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

We're doing just fine

From afar, the Breeders' Cup meeting in the US last weekend gave the overwhelming feeling we are so fortunate with the structure of racing in general and our championship day in December in particular.

Bad weather battered the bottom lines at Monmouth Park, with their turnover of US$111.9 million being down 20 per cent on betting at Churchill Downs 12 months earlier.

31 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Moore sets up Pataca for Breeders' Cup tilt

Viva Pataca is set to become Hong Kong's first Breeders' Cup runner next month after trainer John Moore received the go-ahead for a trip to the United States late yesterday from the horse's owner, casino tycoon Stanley Ho Hung-sun.

3 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Mile champ told to take on the best in US

Bill Nader, the Jockey Club's new executive director of racing, last night offered every encouragement to trainer John Moore and owner Cornel Li Fook-kwan to pursue the Breeders' Cup Mile opportunity with Champions Mile hero Able One.

30 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Breeders' Cup boss out to woo Mile winner

Three months ago, Greg Avioli might have been satisfied with merely linking a Hong Kong Group One race to America's Breeders' Cup programme, but not any more. Now the president of Breeders' Cup Limited is committed to having Sunday's Champions Mile hero taking on the world's best in the US in late October.

27 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Free ticket to Breeders' Cup

HK Champions Mile winner will compete against best in America

Hong Kong's status as a world leader in thoroughbred racing was given added recognition yesterday when one of the Jockey Club's international races became a recognised qualifying event for America's Breeders' Cup Mile.

25 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

HK front-runner to host Breeders' Cup

Jockey Club considers 2009 date to stage prestigious US meeting as organisers look to go global

Hong Kong is a front-runner for the first international staging of the Breeders' Cup meeting after organisers called for bid proposals to host the event.

26 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Foreign contingent looking thin

The invitations for the International Races meeting will be made public on November 24 and are sure to include some outstanding performers but it is interesting, in the light of media comments in the United States last week before the Breeders' Cup, to note the general tone of gloom at the Jockey Club.

10 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Partner to make a Perfect bid for Mile

Perfect Partner gets the chance to stake his claim to be part of the hometown defence of this year's $14 million Hong Kong Mile at Sha Tin tomorrow, where he heads weights with 133 pounds in the feature event, the $2 million Panasonic Cup (1,400 metres).

5 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Fine and Dandy

Hong Kong dirt specialist Multidandy bids to create a bit of history by winning the $US2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen this evening, and there is every reason to suggest he can achieve the goal.

27 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Dubai could provide rich pickings for HK

With no new sponsor yet named for the World Series championship, one has to wonder whether the last edition of it will have its finale at Sha Tin on December 14.

17 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

'Now win abroad' - ambitious Club sets the next target

You've beaten them at home, now beat them away. That was the Jockey Club's rallying cry to Hong Kong owners and trainers yesterday after Sunday's unprecedented success in the International Races at Sha Tin. Director of racing Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges said SAR horses should race - and win - abroad to ram home the message that the sport here has become truly world class.

17 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Feast of action for viewers

Hong Kong fans will be able to see all the big-race action from around the globe this weekend. The Cox Plate is simulcast live as race two on today's Sha Tin programme at 1.30pm. The Jockey Club will operate win, place, quinella, quinella place, trio and tierce pools on the race.

27 Oct 2001 - 12:00am