'I wanted him to draw somewhere in the middle of the field, not inside, not outside. I'm hoping he jumps as fast as usual. I'd like him to race handy as he usually does and even make it [the pace] if he has to, but we will ride the race according to the other horses.'Sunday, 12 December, 2004, 12:00am
There was a time when Clive Brittain feared accident-prone Var might never race under his banner but on Sunday he will line up as one of the real query runners in the Hong Kong Sprint with his trainer one of the few visitors well aware of the obstacle before him.9 Dec 2004 - 12:00am
Recent Ascot Queen Elizabeth II Stakes winner Rakti heads a galaxy of international thoroughbred talent that has been committed to Hong Kong's international race meeting on December 12.10 Oct 2004 - 12:00am
'He had a nice piece of work there [400m in 22.4 seconds] and he is very, very well. He showed earlier in the week that he has a good action on this turf. I just hope there is enough pace in this race as he can pull a bit.'
- Marcel Rolland, trainer of Fair Mix.14 Dec 2003 - 12:00am
'I don't think we've ever taken horses away and not picked up something,' says England's veteran world traveller
International racing might seem to be a new pursuit to many racing fans, but English trainer Clive Brittain was there when the dawn broke on it almost two decades ago.11 Dec 2003 - 12:00am
The star English rider is teaming up with his English mentor, the globe-trotting Clive Brittain, as well as leading Dubai-based Sri Lankan handler, Dhruba Selvaratnam.
Doyle will ride the smart five-year-old Pegnitz for Brittain as well as the speedy three-year-old filly Crimplene.17 Mar 2000 - 12:00am
A quarantine wrangle could prevent globe-trotting English stayer Luso, the mount of Irish ace Michael Kinane, from defending his $6.5 million International Vase crown next month.
Trainer Clive Brittain, known throughout his career for taking a horse anywhere to win a race, has decided on a two-pronged Far Eastern attack for Luso.12 Nov 1998 - 12:00am
Luso spearheads what may prove a dominant European attack on the International Vase.
It is simply impossible to fault the credentials of the Clive Brittain-trained globetrotter and everything looks in place for last year's winner to retain his crown.14 Dec 1997 - 12:00am
Look no further than Luso in the Vase for one standout bet in this afternoon's enthralling International contests at Sha Tin.
Luso is defending his Vase crown from last season and, if anything, has arrived in town looking even better than 12 months ago when he scored by 1.5 from the Australian perennial, Royal Snack.14 Dec 1997 - 12:00am
Sheik Mohammed, who warned this week that he will pull the plug on British racing unless it is better funded, should have no concern on that score at Sha Tin today. The money-laden Hong Kong series gives the Sheik and his associates an excellent chance of a king-sized collect.14 Dec 1997 - 12:00am
American challenger White Bronco was yesterday withdrawn from tomorrow's $6.5 million International Bowl, while strong support and a good barrier draw saw the odds on Hong Kong hope Special plummet.13 Dec 1997 - 12:00am
The locals appear to have their best chance of International glory and yesterday's important Sha Tin trackwork session only served to underline their claims.
Smashing Pumpkin and Johan Cruyff carry Hong Kong's hopes into the showpiece 1,800-metre International Cup, while Special flies the the SAR flag in the 1,400-metre Bowl.10 Dec 1997 - 12:00am
The Germans are mounting a serious raid on December's International Vase.
The European and United Arab Emirates entries and reserves for each of the showpiece events were announced last night with Germany holding a strong hand in the 2,400-metre Vase following Borgia's top-class third in last weekend's Arc De Triomphe.10 Oct 1997 - 12:00am
Globe-trotting Luso will be back to defend the International Vase in this season's December showpiece at Sha Tin.
Luso, who defeated Australia's Royal Snack and Horse of the Year Privilege in the 2,400-metre event last year, has been entered afresh by trainer Clive Brittain, and with two Group successes to his credit in Europe this season he seems assured of making the trip.27 Sep 1997 - 12:00am
Globetrotting trainer Clive Brittain is convinced the Mick Kinane-ridden Luso has what it takes to win the $30 million World Cup in Dubai on Saturday. And at 33-1 in England, he strongly advises those who can to have a little something each-way. 'The odds-makers have got it wrong in putting him at that price.25 Mar 1997 - 12:00am