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Breeders' Cup

Racing Digest, November 5, 2012

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