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California Memory

Persistence could finally be paying off with Willie Cazals

We have to give Weichong Marwing his due - he did try, he really did give it a go on Liberator in the Champions & Chater Cup on Sunday, he just didn't have quite the horse.

Wednesday, 29 May, 2013, 5:48am 1 comment

California Memory is all class

Class told in the season's final Group One as California Memory brushed aside lesser mortals in the Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup and trainer Tony Cruz finally added one of the few majors to elude him as a trainer.

27 May 2013 - 3:40am

Chadwick sees stablemate as Memory's biggest threat

Matthew Chadwick hopes California Memory's class can overcome some distance queries and carry him to Sunday's Group One Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup, where he believes the biggest danger is stablemate Willie Cazals as the pair aim to give Tony Cruz his first win in the race as a trainer.

22 May 2013 - 5:16am

Memory served correctly by owner's lucky draw

Owner Howard Liang Yum-shing successfully plucked barrier one before California Memory won the 2011 and 2012 Hong Kong Cups and the owner couldn't believe it when he revealed the same number at yesterday's public draw.

26 Apr 2013 - 4:56am

California Memory has shot at Horse of Year, says trainer Tony Cruz

California Memory can continue to build his case for Horse of the Year in tomorrow's HK$8 million Citibank Hong Kong Gold Cup, with trainer Tony Cruz also eyeing an end-of-season trip to Tokyo now that the grey's joint soreness seems under control.

23 Feb 2013 - 4:57am

Jockey Club raises the bar to be envy of the world

If, as they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery then top Australian trainer Peter Moody was pumping up the tyres of Sunday's Sha Tin showpiece.

Moody was asking aloud in Australia's press why that country couldn't organise an international meeting that mirrored Hong Kong.

12 Dec 2012 - 2:37am

Draw key as Memory retains trophy

Many might speculate California Memory's back-to-back wins were a product of the shock scratching of the world's top-rated horse last Friday, but Matthew Chadwick thinks the penny dropped his way a day earlier.

10 Dec 2012 - 2:44am

Fast-learner Chadwick gets top marks from Cruz

Former champion jockey turned top-class trainer Tony Cruz remembers the time Matthew Chadwick turned up at his yard as a trainee apprentice, even before he went to Australia to be taught the fundamentals of race riding.

10 Dec 2012 - 2:44am

Gangnam, glitz and glory: Sha Tin style tops charts - video

The Longines Hong Kong International Races had everything: star power on and off the track, great weather, fierce competition and even that little bit of nail-biting drama that ended well as Horse Of The Year Ambitious Dragon overcame an 11th-hour emergency, was passed fit to run then stamped his authority on the meeting.

10 Dec 2012 - 3:10pm

Saonois now biggest rival to California Memory

The withdrawal of Cirrus des Aigles was a boon for California Memory's chances of repeating in the Cup, but the French resistance continues and the gutsy little grey's main challenger is now another Gallic over-achiever: Saonois.

8 Dec 2012 - 1:54am