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Hong Kong Cup

Draw key as Memory retains trophy

Many might speculate California Memory's back-to-back wins were a product of the shock scratching of the world's top-rated horse last Friday, but Matthew Chadwick thinks the penny dropped his way a day earlier.

Monday, 10 December, 2012, 2:44am

Fast-learner Chadwick gets top marks from Cruz

Former champion jockey turned top-class trainer Tony Cruz remembers the time Matthew Chadwick turned up at his yard as a trainee apprentice, even before he went to Australia to be taught the fundamentals of race riding.

10 Dec 2012 - 2:44am

Ferraris blames vets' new policy

The withdrawal yesterday of outsider Sweet Orange from the HK$22 million Longines Hong Kong Cup may not have caught the racing world's attention like the morning announcement that Cirrus des Aigles was out, but his angry trainer, David Ferraris, reawakened the verbal battle with vets over treating horses' joints.

8 Dec 2012 - 1:54am

Saonois now biggest rival to California Memory

The withdrawal of Cirrus des Aigles was a boon for California Memory's chances of repeating in the Cup, but the French resistance continues and the gutsy little grey's main challenger is now another Gallic over-achiever: Saonois.

8 Dec 2012 - 1:54am

Stoute hoping for a big show from Queen's Carlton House

The Queen's first runner at the Hong Kong international meeting, Carlton House, is to join the leading Sydney stables of Gai Waterhouse, but his current trainer, Michael Stoute, hopes to send him off with something positive in the HK$22 million Hong Kong Cup.

7 Dec 2012 - 3:04am

Sports Digest, November 24, 2012

Forte dei Marmi to skip Hong Kong Cup

24 Nov 2012 - 3:06am

Queen to add royal touch to Hong Kong's big race meeting

The "turf world championships" at Sha Tin on December 9 will also feature a touch of royalty, with Queen Elizabeth to have her first runner at the HK$72 million Longines Hong Kong International Races.

22 Nov 2012 - 2:28am

Queen hoping to bring down the House at Sha Tin

For the first time next month, Sha Tin will host a runner owned by Queen Elizabeth after Carlton House was among the seven invited foreign-trained runners yesterday for the HK$22 million Longines Hong Kong Cup.

22 Nov 2012 - 2:28am

Millard hopes history won't repeat itself

Horse of the Year Ambitious Dragon looks the most obvious of the favourites in today's Longines Hong Kong International Races prelude meeting, but trainer Tony Millard has been here before and isn't counting his chickens too soon.

18 Nov 2012 - 1:50am

California Memory in good shape for international trials

Although buoyed by California Memory's sprightly finishing sprint last start, trainer Tony Cruz said the fact his star pulled up sound - having seemingly shrugged off his worrisome joint soreness - is of far more importance leading into Sunday's Jockey Club Cup at Sha Tin.

14 Nov 2012 - 2:58am