Flemington Racecourse

Improving Dunaden ready for top tier

Dunaden left France considered a handicapper, but arrived for his tilt at the HK$14 million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Vase via Australia as a genuine international Group One contender at set weights.

Sunday, 11 December, 2011, 12:00am

Little Bridge can make it big in TT

Ever since 23/4 lengths separated the top five horses in last month's Jockey Club Sprint, the consensus has been that the parity of the sprinting stocks meant barrier draws would make the difference in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint.

9 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Dunaden sends out warning to rivals

An exceptional track gallop by Hong Kong Vase fancy Dunaden yesterday erased any fears of fatigue and filled jockey Craig Williams with confidence ahead of his redemptive ride aboard the Melbourne Cup winner.

7 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Sahpresa looks a treat at trackwork

In the wake of a five-length Arc de Triomphe win with Danedream in Paris two months ago, Japanese breeding giant Teryua Yoshida would already be well pleased with his 2011 season but, judging by trackwork at Sha Tin yesterday, 'Miss Consistency' Sahpresa looks like putting her owner in the big-race mix yet again at Sunday's showpiece meeting.

7 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Modern technology signals the death of the dead-heat

Did last Tuesday's Melbourne Cup flag the beginning of the end for the dead-heat in horse racing?

When Dunaden and Red Cadeaux fought out the tightest finish in 150 years of Melbourne Cups, the naked eye and even slow motion replays would have left it at a dead-heat but modern technology was less forgiving.

9 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Everyone's a winner at Melbourne Cup party

Some of the fillies seemed to be getting a bit restless and the stallions looked to be sweating up badly before the start.

None of them was actually running in the Melbourne Cup, of course. They were all dressed to impress at an unseasonally hot Happy Valley racecourse, where it was the Australian Association of Hong Kong's Melbourne Cup Day.

2 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Cup's wish granted - but at what price?

What has happened to the Melbourne Cup has highlighted the double-edged sword of globalisation, familiar to the business world, but only just coming into focus for racing.

2 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Sheikh to fulfil his promise to Gibson

The Melbourne Cup is coming to Hong Kong - at least the silverware is - with the winning owner of yesterday's French-trained winner Dunaden declaring post-race that he would keep his promise to the horse's former trainer, Richard Gibson.

2 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Dunaden wins closest Melbourne Cup in history

When French jockey Christophe Lemaire arrived in Australia on Monday, he was not sure he would even have a Melbourne Cup ride.

A little over 24 hours later he prevailed in a thrilling photo finish to win the A$6 million race aboard the French-trained stayer Dunaden, roared on by a huge crowd of more than 100,000.

2 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Gibson backs ex-charge Dunaden to take crown

Richard Gibson says he will not regret his Hong Kong move for a minute if his former charge, Dunaden, wins today's Melbourne Cup.

Dunaden was one of the horses Gibson left behind in France when he relocated to the city four months ago and the entire will start second favourite in today's Flemington feature.

1 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Bear Hero is the latest to endure Melbourne misery

Hong Kong's participation at the Melbourne Spring Carnival ended with a thud yesterday when Bear Hero might as well have not turned up for the Group One Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington.

30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

High-riding Mosse can take centre stage at Valley

Still riding high from victory Down Under yesterday, Gerald Mosse can turn a solid book of rides into Jockey Challenge success at Happy Valley today.

23 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Moore to rest star stayer before Melbourne Cup tilt

With nothing physically amiss with Mighty High after the dismal Caulfield Cup effort in Australia, John Moore will take a different strategy with the stayer going into the Melbourne Cup on November 1. Mighty High led to the 600m mark but folded up quickly and finished second last.

17 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Mosse's Perth trip gets a boost with feature pick-up ride

Gerald Mosse and Olivier Doleuze will represent Hong Kong in Perth's International Jockeys' Challenge at Ascot racecourse tomorrow - and Mosse has managed to pick up a ride in the feature Group Two Winterbottom Stakes (1,200m) aboard King Kool Kat.

26 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Mosse fined for blowing kiss to Cup crowd

Gerald Mosse has run afoul of Australian stewards once again and was fined the princely sum of A$300 (HK$2,315) for blowing a kiss to the crowd in the final strides of his Melbourne Cup win on Americain at Flemington on Tuesday.

4 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

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