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Timeform brands incredible Frankel 'best horse on the planet'

It took Australian mare Black Caviar 12 wins from 12 starts and almost two years of racing to be crowned the world's best racehorse, but it took only a tick over 97 seconds for her to be usurped by unbeaten English colt Frankel on Saturday.

Tuesday, 3 May, 2011, 12:00am

Impressive Mighty High can run his rivals ragged

Punters face some very short odds in the two features at Sha Tin today, but they may at least be able to get on Mighty High in the Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Trophy (2,000m).

27 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Moore buys horse for Melbourne Cup

While John Moore's attention is fully focused on his quest to be the first trainer to win all four Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Internationals, the trainer has just completed a deal with the potential for another long-term international goal.

Moore purchased rising four-year-old Beheshtam from the Aga Khan, with a view to taking on the Melbourne Cup in 2010.

9 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Moore says Collection more impressive than Viva Pataca

Collection began his race by attempting to savage the horse next door, followed up by savaging all 12 rivals in the run home and now those willing jaws have a vice-like grip on the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby in two weeks time.

8 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Racehorse investor on winning streak

Accountant says bloodlines key to breeding success

Many investments can bring you a windfall but few offer the emotional bond that comes with a racehorse.

As Apollo Ng Shung approaches his prize-winning horse Amo in its Sha Tin stable, the 534kg gelding recognises him immediately and approaches gently.

22 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Thumbs up to past glory

Over the years, the race has seen more than a few dramatic twists. Will next Sunday be another dramatic one for the annual race? A look at the race's history might shed some light on the future:


22 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Pearl's injury means no SAR gallopers for Lion City leg

The breakdown of Russian Pearl following his brave third in last week's Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup has meant Hong Kong will have no representative in the second leg of the World Racing Championships in Singapore.

1 May 2005 - 12:00am

Bear run boosts Lane's stocks for season

Queen Elizabeth once described her personal horror year as annus horribilis. Trainer Geoff Lane's description of his current season was more French than Latin, but it was looking a whole lot better after Bear Supremo stormed down the centre of the track to an easy win in yesterday's $1 million Association of HK Racing Journalists Cup at Sha Tin.

10 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

Watch for Super Molly in Mile, says confident Mosse

There are moments in an interview when jockey Gerald Mosse lights up instantly with a laugh and a smile and the rider's compatibility with top Hong Kong trainer David Hayes seems obvious. Like Hayes, he is easy going and personable, talented and conscientious. And their two months of informal partnership has returned eight wins from 38 runners, including three top class features.

14 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Mosse fails to place in France

Gerald Mosse, who missed yesterday's Sha Tin meeting to ride in his native France, failed in his main objective when May Ball finished unplaced in the Group One Prix de l'Abbaye at Longchamp.

7 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Pioneer's fine - 'mechanic' Kan

Champion trainer Brian Kan Ping-chee yesterday dismissed suggestions that his Hong Kong Gold Cup winner Industrial Pioneer would be another topline withdrawal from tomorrow week's $14 million Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup.

13 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Jim and Tonic joins QEII Cup casualty list

The $14 million Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup has been hit with a new round of withdrawals from the overseas contingent, with ageing star Jim And Tonic and lone American entry With Anticipation now expected to miss the 2,000-metre race on Sunday week.

12 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Doumen sleeps easy with Thulliez on Tonic

Something old, something new. Francois Doumen is back again for another crack at the Hong Kong Cup with perennial visitor Jim And Tonic and this time he has another string to his bow in Foundation Spirit, who runs in the Vase for new owner Robert Ng Chee-siong.

15 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Travelling Silvano poised to bow out on high

German trainer Andreas Wohler reckons he has all bases covered in the Hong Kong Cup with his globetrotting star Silvano except, perhaps, for Japan. That is one country Silvano has never visited on his travels, which have netted him major victories in the United States, Singapore and Hong Kong this year, and Wohler believes Japanese challenger Agnes Digital presents a major threat.

11 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

'There are not just one or two standouts but quality right through the invited runners' - Engelbrecht-Bresges

The $18 million Hong Kong Cup is set to break new ground on two fronts next month following the inclusion of Breeders' Cup Mile winner Val Royal and Ireland's Bach in the list of 10 invitees for the Group One event.

11 Nov 2001 - 12:00am