• Mon
  • Dec 22, 2014
  • Updated: 4:01am

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

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.

11 Dec 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

Pages