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Epsom Derby

Overseas simulcasts figures continue to move upwards

The Jockey Club's overseas simulcasts have been a growth area this season and continue to move onwards and upwards, turnover-wise, with the Yasuda Kinen and the six-race offering from Epsom Downs on Saturday returning better figures than a year ago.

Monday, 4 June, 2012, 12:00am

Flashy colt finally shows who is Dominant

The real Dominant finally showed up yesterday, showing he will be a staying force for the foreseeable future, starting with the Group One Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup (2,400m) in three weeks.

7 May 2012 - 12:00am

Whyte salutes 'fantastic' Size

Champion jockey Douglas Whyte produced a tactical masterpiece to win the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby on Fay Fay yesterday then happily yielded the stage to his close friend and Dream Team partner, John Size.

19 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Clark is Emperor for the night

Tim Clark continued to bounce back from a mid-season dry spell as he drove home a double at Happy Valley last night, boosting his confidence ahead of his first ride in the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby on Sunday.

The Australian partners the John Moore-trained Smart Giant in the Group One, who the lightweight hoop believes is a chance of causing an upset on his best form.

15 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Cruz: Bullish Champion cannot be ignored in Derby

Six-time Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby winner Tony Cruz admits the chances of brilliant sprinter Bullish Champion running a strong 2,000m in Sunday's main event are doubtful, but warned, 'if he gets the distance, he'll win it.'

14 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

My stayer deserves to be in classic field: Cruz

Trainer Derek Cruz will plead his case to handicapper Nigel Gray this morning to see how improving four-year-old stayer Wrath Of Fire can find his way into the Derby after the gelding won again.

20 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Champ Snow Fairy takes the 'easier' route to glory

English trainer Ed Dunlop admits he has taken the easier option with outstanding mare Snow Fairy, who will still face a field brimming with nine Group One winners in the 2011 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Vase (2,400m).

24 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Carthage finally puts his best foot forward

After looking an expensive mistake for the best part of two years and single-handedly killing off the Trainer's Syndicate concept, Carthage finally took his turn in the winner's circle and trainer Derek Cruz is convinced it won't be the last time.

19 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Dragon gets job done despite early scare

Both rider and horse got it slightly wrong at different stages of yesterday's Audemars Piguet QE II Cup, but it didn't stop Ambitious Dragon storming to victory and slamming down his awesome credentials as the best horse in town.

2 May 2011 - 12:00am

Exciting Xtension has his day in the sun

Even sitting at home in his box yesterday, the Derby winner Ambitious Dragon was an awesome presence as John Moore and Darren Beadman claimed the BMW Champions Mile with Xtension and pencilled in plans for Royal Ascot and quite possibly a Cox Plate.

26 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Dragon's fire forces Moore to rethink plans for Xtension

It was a rare Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby as Ambitious Dragon stamped himself the next big thing in racing yesterday - no hard-luck stories and even John Moore looking to sidestep the winner in future.

21 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Pegasus could fly into contention, says Lai

Jockey Alex Lai Hoi-wing is eagerly anticipating his first chance at winning the Group One Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby at Sha Tin tomorrow, and if his record for trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai is anything to go by, an upset aboard Outdoor Pegasus may be on the cards in the HK$16 million feature.

19 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Horror draw fails to dent Guyon's Derby confidence

Pre-post favourite Ambitious Dragon must break a 30-year hoodoo to win the HK$16 million Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby (2,000m) at Sha Tin on Sunday after he was dealt the outside gate at yesterday's draw.

18 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Staying power is key to Whyte bid for Derby double

Douglas Whyte, last year's Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby-winning jockey, has elected to stick with dour stayer Treasure Lands for trainer Tony Millard in this year's four-year-old classic, despite test-driving star sprinter and fellow Derby hopeful Little Bridge in a recent barrier trial.

17 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Woods' Derby hopes back on track thanks to smart Free Judgement

The outgoing Tiger preyed upon two of Sean Woods' Hong Kong Derby hopefuls in the final weeks of the lunar cycle, but Free Judgement hopped right into contention with the Year of the Rabbit, and Woods is once again hopeful of snaring the four-year-old classic on March 20.

6 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

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