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Dubai Duty Free Stakes

Ambitious Dragon to redeem himself

Racing fans are presented with a classic form analysis conundrum in the HK$12 million BMW Champions Mile at Sha Tin, with a horse coming off a career high against the horse coming off a career low but Ambitious Dragon gets his chance to redeem himself.

Sunday, 6 May, 2012, 12:00am

Top trainers can't see past cityscape for mile

The discussion at yesterday's BMW Champions Mile barrier draw seemed to be centred less around the draw itself than about the time and margin that would be posted by Dubai Duty Free winner Cityscape, with both John Moore and John Size conceding the English horse may simply be too good.

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

Stars depart for Dubai in grand order

Reigning Horse of the Year Ambitious Dragon joined sprinters Joy And Fun and Eagle Regiment yesterday as the first Hong Kong raiders to set out for Dubai.

Tomorrow, Lucky Nine, California Memory and Xtension will complete the six-horse team which promises to be the strongest group yet to campaign under the bauhinia flag at a major foreign meeting.

23 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Parade ring could be toughest part of QEII for River Jetez

South African mare River Jetez went quietly about her guided tour of the Sha Tin parade yard yesterday but her next appearance there is unlikely to be as gentle.

'She's a real bugger to put a saddle on,' said Mike de Kock's travelling assistant, Steven Jell. 'She's not just difficult, she's almost dangerous.'

28 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

All systems go for Dubai raid in a Flash

Beauty Flash threw down the gauntlet for the Dubai Duty Free and even Horse of the Year honours yesterday as he again defied the expectations of many to claim a third successive Group One - and this time he did it the tough way.

7 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Marwing takes over World Cup hopeful Gitano Hernando

Hong Kong-based Weichong Marwing has been snapped up for top Dubai World Cup contender Gitano Hernando two weeks out from the start of the international carnival at Meydan.

Marwing is to replace Kieren Fallon, the horse's regular rider in his last six outings, including his sixth to Gloria De Campeao in the World Cup of 2010.

30 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Dubai-bound trio up against familiar foes

Some familiar foes will stand in the way of Hong Kong's three Dubai World Cup night visitors and success at Meydan.

Good Ba Ba, One World and Joy And Fun leave this week to run at the Dubai showpiece in 11 days and their connections will take some encouragement from the fields.

16 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

De Kock loves Hong Kong - on and off the racetrack

South African trainer Mike de Kock has assembled an impressive record in less than a decade of chasing international riches and his Hong Kong performances have been no exception, so it's hardly a surprise to see him back to defend his title in the QE II Cup tomorrow.

25 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Cox Plate and HK Cup on Jay Peg's agenda

Singapore Airlines International Cup hero Jay Peg will not seek glory in Europe but will be rested and then target the Cox Plate in Melbourne and the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup.

20 May 2008 - 12:00am

Jay Peg ready and raring to go in first Asian assault

Dubai Duty Free hero Jay Peg is in superb form, according to trainer Herman Brown, and is ready to bring his A game to Kranji on Sunday for the S$3 million (HK$16.9 million) trophy.

16 May 2008 - 12:00am

All's well with Viva Pataca, but Mosse waits for doctor's clearance

Trainer John Moore reports all is well with Viva Pataca since his arrival in the desert for this Saturday's Dubai Sheema Classic.

'He lost about 10 pounds on the flight over,' Moore said. 'He is eating and drinking well and I would like to see him put that back on by Saturday.'

25 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Bullish's temperature no cause for concern, says Cruz

Derby-winning trainer Tony Cruz confirmed last night that his Dubai Duty Free runner Bullish Luck had arrived in the Middle East with symptoms of travel sickness but remains unconcerned.

20 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Viva Macau has Singapore in his sights

Trainer John Moore will earmark the International Airlines Cup in Singapore for Viva Macau should he force his way into the Dubai Duty Free at Nad Al Sheba's Super Thursday tonight.

6 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Dubai date beckons for Viva Macau

Trainer John Moore will 'shorten up' Viva Macau in a bid to revitalise the stallion's flagging career, and an early visit to the United Arab Emirates for a lead-up meeting to the world's richest day of racing now beckons.

11 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Shea eager to make most of Vengeance opportunity

Kevin Shea regards his engagement for champion Vengeance Of Rain in next week's International Mile Trial as 'a privilege' that has added a fresh dimension to his first contract as a club jockey.

8 Nov 2007 - 12:00am