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Deep Impact

HK runners fail to make impact

The HK$18.8 million Yasuda Kinen in Tokyo yesterday was a race of breakthrough performances but held only disappointment for Hong Kong as the Japanese comfortably held the offshore challenge of Beauty Flash and Thumbs Up to keep the prized mile at home yet again.

Monday, 6 June, 2011, 12:00am

Thomas heads a strong Japan Cup list

The Jockey Club yesterday confirmed it will once again bet on Sunday's Japan Cup and followers of international racing are eagerly awaiting this exciting renewal of Japan's most important horse race.

20 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

YASUDA KINEN

COMMENTS

SAKURA MEGA WONDER: Endured a winless spell for the majority of 2006 until he lifted the G3 Naruo Kinen over 1,800m, following that with third at G3 level. He also ran fifth in the G2 Yomiuri Milers Cup in April. While in good form, he may not be suited by the long journey to Tokyo even the contours of track itself should not count against him.

3 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Respected racing journalist calls for Deep Impact to get the credit he deserves

The handicappers of the world were probably prepared for some indignation from the Japanese that they did not rate Deep Impact the best horse in the world for 2006, but they probably didn't figure on a 'hometown' shellacking from an Englishman.

24 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Stunning farewell for all-conquering Impact

The best racehorse in the world retired to the breeding barn on Christmas Eve. Deep Impact, the best thoroughbred on the planet in 2005 and 2006, was simply stunning in his farewell victory in the Arima Kinen (2,500 metres) at Nakayama.

28 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Impact set to make his mark on world stage

Japan has been taking on the world for a number of years now and Hong Kong was the scene of their daring international play in 2001 when they cleaned up three of the four December international races at Sha Tin. But an even more audacious raid on the most prestigious prize in European racing is being planned for later this year.

4 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Comet hit makes big impact

How did life arrive on Earth? Nasa scientists are hoping they will soon be able to answer this question after their first successful space collision took place on July 5

Scientists were earlier this month holding their breath as a Nasa space probe headed for a comet 134 million km from Earth. They cheered as they watched the probe slam into the side of the comet.

16 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Romantics adrift in lost world

Romance is a red rose on a white pillow. Romance is a violin playing her favourite song.

Romance is the Tsing Ma bridge.

That's what the people behind the Rose Wedding Package Tour think anyway.

The tour was constructed by the Hong Kong Tourist Association and Shanghai's tourism office.

4 Nov 2000 - 12:00am