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Cape of Good Hope

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

Wednesday, 2 May, 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

Happy Zero in fine form for Royal Ascot

Trainers John Moore and Derek Cruz will go into tomorrow's Group One Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot knowing their runners are in better shape than usual and hoping they have left all the uphill battles on the training tracks.

18 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Happy Zero best backed in England

13 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Kingdom's clash with Blast called off

The clash of the world's top two sprinters in Tokyo next month is off after Sacred Kingdom was ruled out of the Group One Sprinters Stakes yesterday with a foot problem.

The gelding was scheduled to leave for Tokyo next Friday, and track watchers were surprised when the Ricky Yiu Poon-fai-trained gelding failed to turn up for a vital barrier trial in the morning.

19 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

HK beats the odds to overcome handicaps

Hong Kong's profile as a racing jurisdiction with no grazing land, no breeding industry and a horse population capped at about 1,200 animals should be sufficient handicap to render it incapable of measuring up to major racing nations in either hemisphere.

28 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Enthused can give overseas stars a fright

Enthused seems to have crept up on us as a Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint candidate, but a more dispassionate appraisal of his Sha Tin Sprint Trophy victory on Sunday shows a lot more merit than may have appeared at first glance.

8 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Domination has a downside so QEII Cup result is a blessing in disguise

The fact we have three horses heading to Singapore for their annual showcase meeting a week on Sunday is a powerful reminder of just how far we have come in a short space of time with the international racing agenda.

7 May 2008 - 12:00am

Bidding fond farewell to old friends

Three departures - two human and one equine - grabbed headlines during this season of change.

David Oughton, best known as the English gentleman who prepared the globetrotting Cape Of Good Hope, left at the end of November after 20 satisfying years in Hong Kong.

4 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

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