Eagle Regiment

Hong Kong pair go close, but Shea Shea snares US$1m Al Quoz Sprint

Joy And Fun, ridden by Tye Angland, is beaten home by Shea Shea, with Eagle Regiment (unseen) on the outside in third place in the Al Quoz Sprint. Photo: Kenneth Chan

When Joy And Fun kicked in front with less then 300 metres to go at the Dubai World Cup meeting, and Eagle Regiment went with him - they looked like fighting out the finish, but lurking behind them was Shea Shea - who peeled off the back of Joy And Fun and broke the track record in a devastating display.

Sunday, 31 March, 2013, 4:57am

Joy And Fun primed for victorious farewell

Joy and Fun gallops on the Tapeta track at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai on March 27. Photo: SCMP/Kenneth Chan

Trainer Derek Cruz says Joy And Fun has "nothing left to prove" and will be retired after Saturday's US$1million Al Quoz Sprint - a race fellow Hong Kong-trained runner Eagle Regiment seems increasingly likely to miss for the second straight year.

28 Mar 2013 - 11:46am

Time running out for lame Eagle Regiment in Dubai

Eagle Regiment.

Another Dubai mission is turning to disaster for Manfred Man Ka-leung's injury-prone sprinter Eagle Regiment, who is battling lameness and seems in severe doubt to take his place in Saturday's Al Quoz Sprint.

27 Mar 2013 - 4:53am

Doleuze hoping Eagle Regiment is at his best behaviour in Dubai

Eagle Regiment, ridden by Olivier Doleuze. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Drawing barrier one was a blessing for Frederick Engels in Saturday's Golden Shaheen, but jockey Olivier Doleuze said the same gate could be a curse for Eagle Regiment in the Al Quoz Sprint if it means the "naughty" sprinter is loaded too early.

26 Mar 2013 - 3:15am

Eagle Regiment looks set to do battle on foreign soil

Olivier Doleuze kisses Eagle Regiment. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Kudos to Manfred Man Ka-leung, Olivier Doleuze and everyone else involved in preparing Eagle Regiment to win the Centenary Sprint Cup after a year off the scene with injury.

30 Jan 2013 - 3:44am

Regiment has unfinished business in the desert

Olivier Doleuze knows how to celebrate a big race win as he points his finger towards the grandstand after Eagle Regiment's stylish victory. Photo: Kenneth Chan

In a training triumph for Manfred Man Ka-leung, who also landed his 300th career winner, Eagle Regiment gave the handler his second Group One win and in arrogant style, taking the straight-course feature by the scruff of the neck when Doleuze pressed the button.

28 Jan 2013 - 7:03am

Eagle Regiment aims for repeat success in Kent and Curwen Cup

Eagle Regiment (Olivier Doleuze) won the barrier trial batch 1 over 1,000 metres at Sha Tin. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Whether because of his sheer size or his sore legs, Eagle Regiment may always struggle to do anything other than gallop in a straight line - luckily it is something he does very well.

23 Jan 2013 - 4:39am

Setback might prove to be a blessing for Regiment, says upbeat trainer Man

Manfred Man Ka-leung and his star sprinter Eagle Regiment are both on a steep learning curve heading into Saturday's Al Quoz Sprint in Dubai and the trainer hopes a setback during the straight-track specialist's preparation could turn out to be a blessing.

29 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

For many wealthy owners, it's about prestige or face

While not actually being fans of the Jockey Club's International Sale concept, we figure it's there for those who want to play and nobody puts a gun to the heads of buyers.

21 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Xtension to face Dragon and Memory

John Moore didn't get his wish for Xtension to gain a run in the world's richest race, with the five-year-old remaining in the US$5 million Dubai Duty Free, a race Hong Kong seemingly has a stranglehold on with three star runners.

20 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Eagle Regiment's big leap forward

A French television crew on hand to film a documentary with Olivier Doleuze could not have picked their moment better yesterday as the jockey combined with Eagle Regiment to land popular local trainer Manfred Man Ka-leung his first Group One in the Kent & Curwen Centenary Sprint Cup (1,000m).

16 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Regiment's not a one-trick pony, insists Doleuze

Olivier Doleuze warned against pigeon-holing Eagle Regiment as a straight-course specialist after the exciting sprinter's tough win in the Chevalier Lifts and Escalators Handicap (1,000m).

The Manfred Man Ka-leung-trained four-year-old has built an impressive record of five wins from nine starts, but put in a career-worst effort at his only try around a turn last time out.

28 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

'Baby' B Choice proving a real boomer

A potential-laden first-starter described as a 'spook' and a 'real baby' gave Brett Prebble the first leg of a double, on what was a mixed programme for the Australian.

10 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Relaxed Eagle Regiment ready to take turns

Olivier Doleuze stamped sprinter Eagle Regiment as a star in the making after a dominant Class Two Handicap win and said the classy galloper was ready to take on a turning circuit for the first time.

12 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Eagle can soar to the top: Prebble

Top jockey Brett Prebble went through the full spectrum of emotions with Eagle Regiment in the Members Cup yesterday - hopeful beforehand, worried at halfway, then full of praise and admiration at the finish.

27 Jun 2011 - 12:00am