Fireball ought to burn in next outing

If you are judged by the company you keep then Wong Tang-ping's Fireball (79-1) deserves plenty of attention when he next meets the starter.

Thursday, 12 February, 1998, 12:00am

Cruz's stable star hits straps for QEII

Sha Tin was a wet and deserted racecourse yesterday morning and it was left to Gold Cup winner Deauville to brighten up the routine trackwork session. Tony Cruz was one of only a handful of trainers around with many on their way back from Sydney and he had every reason to be pleased with the latest effort of his stable star as Deauville prepares for the Queen Elizabeth II Cup.

5 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Take a shot at Fireball

Fireball can provide a spot of punting cheer on tonight's special Martell-sponsored Grand National meeting at Happy Valley. The world's most famous race is covered extensively by Britain's premier racing journalist, Jim McGrath, on page four.

5 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Fireball ready to turn up the heat

It shouldn't be too long before Fireball is back in the winner's enclosure.

16 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Yu grabs Glory at end of the day

A TRAUMATIC day for claimer Alex K. S. Yu ended on an upbeat note when Seven Glory (5-1) scored a surprisingly straightforward victory in the final event on the card.

The market was dominated by hat-trick-hunting Fireball (5-2 favourite) and Supreme Universe (4-1), both handy young gallopers with excellent form behind them.

13 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Choi keeps cool to blaze home on Fireball

RISING star Fireball (2-1 favourite) accounted for Class Three company when scoring a strong victory in the seventh event at Sha Tin last night.

Fireball, who had to be led to the start after playing up under jockey Vickie C. W. Choi, officially scored by three parts of a length from rank outsider New Asia Sage (99-1) who tried to make all under female claimer Win L. F. Chung.

22 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

On the double for punters

Prices ma be on the short side but a double on progressive Fireball and one-time Melbourne Cup aspirant Deauville could end the night at Sha Tin on the right note. Trainer Wong Tang-ping put a heap of work into Fireball before his first-up run when he won commandingly in the end for South African ace, Douglas Whyte.

21 Sep 1996 - 12:00am