Cirrus des Aigles

Draw key as Memory retains trophy

California Memory has a massive lead over his rivals to retain the Hong Kong Cup as a cheeky Matthew Chadwick sticks his tongue out. Photo: Kenneth Chan

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.

Monday, 10 December, 2012, 2:44am

Ferraris blames vets' new policy

David Ferraris says he is finding it difficult to train Sweet Orange under the new veterinary treatment policies. Photo: Kenneth Chan

The withdrawal yesterday of outsider Sweet Orange from the HK$22 million Longines Hong Kong Cup may not have caught the racing world's attention like the morning announcement that Cirrus des Aigles was out, but his angry trainer, David Ferraris, reawakened the verbal battle with vets over treating horses' joints.

8 Dec 2012 - 1:54am

Queen to add royal touch to Hong Kong's big race meeting

Prince Edward and his mother watch Carlton House place third in last year's Epsom Derby. Carlton House will be the queen's first runner at the Hong Kong International Races next month. Photo: AFP

The "turf world championships" at Sha Tin on December 9 will also feature a touch of royalty, with Queen Elizabeth to have her first runner at the HK$72 million Longines Hong Kong International Races.

22 Nov 2012 - 2:28am

Queen hoping to bring down the House at Sha Tin

California Memory (Matthew Chadwick) won the Cup last year with French star Cirrus des Aigles (far left) well beaten. Photo: Kenneth Chan

For the first time next month, Sha Tin will host a runner owned by Queen Elizabeth after Carlton House was among the seven invited foreign-trained runners yesterday for the HK$22 million Longines Hong Kong Cup.

22 Nov 2012 - 2:28am