Deerfield, Massachusetts

Sectional times prove Aussie import is the genuine article

MR VITALITY landed Sunday's Chairman's Prize in the style of a true champion. It is not that the overall time was outstanding.

Saturday, 13 May, 1995, 12:00am

Newcomer gives Prize showing

ALEX Wong Yu-on has produced a number of classy griffins over the last few seasons - Deerfield, Winning Chance and Supreme Monarch spring readily to mind.

Yesterday, he gave his Show Dancer gelding, Grand Prize, his racecourse debut and while he is not in the same class as the likes of Deerfield, he is an almost certain future winner.

9 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Kinane salutes as Deerfield breaks drought

MICK Kinane, the world's best jockey, earned every cent of his riding fees as he completed a double for himself and initiated one for Neville Begg when powering Deerfield to victory in yesterday's prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Sha Tin.

3 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Deerfield to make amends

GOLD Cup runner-up Deerfield never got a blow in against champion River Verdon but Irish champion jockey Mick Kinane is convinced today's Queen Elizabeth II Cup will be much more to the gelding's liking.

2 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Pretenders to throne loom

HONG KONG champion River Verdon bids to keep his Triple Crown hopes alive in the Gold Cup at Sha Tin today as the first suggestions are being made that the former International Cup winner is no longer invincible over his pet distances.

20 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Valley trials a joy for Magic's Begg

MAGIC Joy looks set to make his presence felt in Class Two following a super-smooth barrier trial success in the fourth of six heats run on the Happy Valley grass yesterday morning.

9 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Derby glory hope ends for injured Deerfield

HONGKONG Derby favourite Deerfield has been dramatically pulled out of today's $3.5-million Classic at Sha Tin.

The American-bred rising champion has a suspensory ligament problem and yesterday's withdrawal brought to an unhappy end a troubled preparation for the galloper expected to be local racing's next major star.

7 Mar 1993 - 12:00am

Deerfield back on right course

DEERFIELD is back. Alex Wong Yu-on's private purchase griffin sensation from last season finished hard on the bridle when a close second to Right Way in a brilliant fourth of nine barrier trials at Sha Tin yesterday morning.

3 Feb 1993 - 12:00am

Deerfield can rediscover form

DEERFIELD looks to be coming right back to the kind of form which made him the great white hope of the private purchase griffins at the beginning of the season.

26 Jan 1993 - 12:00am