Global Sprint Challenge

Moment of truth as Little Bridge chases glory in Sprinters Stakes

Purton is confident

A first look at the quirky Nakayama racecourse might have given jockey Zac Purton the vital clue to a win in today's Group One Sprinters Stakes on Little Bridge that can set the King's Stand Stakes winner up for a US$ 1 million bonus at Sha Tin in December.

Sunday, 30 September, 2012, 2:36am

Racing Digest, September 17, 2012

Terry Wong's helmet covering flies off on Meridian Treasure.

Wong picks up ban before his first win on busy stipes day

17 Sep 2012 - 5:33am

All's well that ends well - but only just

Given that there has been three days since the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot, the most anticipated, watched or assessed race in history, the likelihood of the next thousand words offering something on Black Caviar which has not already been tweeted, twisted, blogged, bludgeoned, broadcast, crafted or crammed into the racing world's consciousness is probably low.

27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

HK trip bonanza to spur on Caviar

Unbeaten Aussie sensation Black Caviar will have a million more reasons to come to Hong Kong in December if she lives up to everyone's expectations and wins tonight's Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.

23 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Curren Chan boosts HK form

The form behind Hong Kong's top sprinters got a boost ahead of Dubai next weekend with the victory by Japan's star sprinting mare Curren Chan in yesterday's Takamatsunomiya Kinen in Nagoya.

26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Black Caviar has first leg in the bag

Champion Australian sprinting mare Black Caviar seeks to make it 19 unbeaten starts in Melbourne tomorrow, with the promise of placing a first hoof on the Global Sprint Challenge Bonus that has never been won.

17 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Simplicity is the best policy for success

The damp squib of the Global Sprint Challenge limps on into 2012, but it is one race heavier and with a better bonus system. Yet it still lacks the simplicity and rewards to make it attractive.

Of the international series contests which have been attempted, the GSC is the one for which we have had some time.

30 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

History tells us to hedge our bets

It was hard to ask for more from Ambitious Dragon and Entrapment last Saturday as they kicked off campaigns headed towards the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races (HKIR) in December, but history has its own views on how important their performances might prove.

5 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Grand prix-style series hits barriers

The comments by Jockey Club chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges regarding the failure of the Asian Mile Challenge (AMC) held resonance not only for that series but for series racing in its entirety.

8 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Actions speak louder than words, so stop whingeing

Fancy the Victoria Racing Club wanting to pay appearance money to try and ensure that the sprint clash the world awaits between Rocket Man and Black Caviar occurs on its track at its peak festival. Hardly bears thinking about, really.

1 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Carrot to lure Rocket Man a 'desperate' move

The Hong Kong Jockey Club yesterday chided the Victoria Racing Club in Australia for offering bonuses in a bid to host the first clash between sprint champions Black Caviar and Rocket Man at Flemington in November.

25 May 2011 - 12:00am

On the Rails

Australian racing has been gripped by Caviarmania after Black Caviar's 12th win from as many starts in startling fashion at Royal Randwick on the weekend.

13 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Moody itching to bring Aussie sprint star Black Caviar to HK

Australian trainer Peter Moody was an interested observer at Sunday's Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races, with the run of Ortensia in the Hong Kong Sprint surely whetting his appetite for a tilt at the race with Black Caviar.

14 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Singapore wins its stripes with feature added to global sprint series

The Global Sprint Challenge (GSC) series that will end for 2010 with tomorrow's Hong Kong Sprint will next year include the KrisFlyer Sprint in Singapore, won this year by Green Birdie.

11 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

On the Rails

The beauty or otherwise of the Global Sprint Challenge does lie in the eye of the beholder and the angle from which that eye is looking, so the consideration of changes to it in Melbourne next month will make for interesting viewing.

6 Oct 2010 - 12:00am