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  • Sep 16, 2014
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Hong Kong Derby

To run or not to run: that is Ho's Derby question for Flame Hero

Peter Ho Leung has until tomorrow morning to decide if Flame Hero will be a late entry for the BMW Hong Kong Derby (2,000m) after the four-year-old put himself into the picture with a determined victory on Saturday.

Monday, 3 March, 2014, 9:38am

Derby far from certain for improving Wayfoong Express

Improving four-year-old Way-foong Express took another step towards putting himself in the Hong Kong Derby on Sunday but it didn't require a mind reader to see that trainer Richard Gibson was not doing cartwheels over the idea.

23 Feb 2014 - 10:24pm

Khaya's late Derby bid headlines the last leg of the Triple Trio

A group of longshot Derby hopefuls line up in a Class Three handicap on Sunday at Sha Tin, all needing a win to keep their slim chances of competing in the four-year-old classic alive, and John Size-trained Khaya stands out from the rest as far as quality is concerned.

20 Feb 2014 - 8:50pm

Moore adds Kabayan to his long list of Derby hopefuls

Merely 35 minutes after John Moore seemingly cemented his grip on the Hong Kong Derby, he unveiled a sixth potential candidate for the four-year-old classic in Class Two winner Kabayan.

16 Feb 2014 - 10:11pm

Mr Gnocchi books a place in the Hong Kong Derby but no certainty to line up

Trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing said that Hong Kong Derby plans for Mr Gnocchi are not set in stone, despite the gelding's third win of the term to ensure a start.

2 Feb 2014 - 10:10pm

Chang eyes Dubai riches for Rich Tapestry

Rich Tapestry was purchased for the Hong Kong Derby, but it turned out the horse's best attribute was speed not stamina. Yesterday the five-year-old claimed some high-profile scalps in the Group Two Sprint Cup and could now be headed on an overseas campaign to take advantage of the horse's dirt track ability.

29 Apr 2013 - 4:05am

Rainbow Chic 'going places'

Rainbow Chic came up one and one-quarter lengths short of his ultimate goal, the BMW Hong Kong Derby, last month, but gained some consolation with an impressive Class Two victory yesterday and will get another crack at Group-race glory next week - leaving his trainer Caspar Fownes with a conundrum.

29 Apr 2013 - 4:05am

Derby generation have the chance to prove true worth

Now we enter the proving phase for the season's four-year-olds and Mizani's last-to-first swamping of Class One rivals in Sunday's final race will have come as a welcome sign for all concerned.

17 Apr 2013 - 5:18am

Akeed's low-rated Derby victory is a blessing in disguise

Winning the lowest-rated Hong Kong Derby has left Akeed Mofeed and his people in a unique, and even preferable, situation with regard to the horse's future plans.

20 Mar 2013 - 4:25am

We haven't seen the best of Akeed Mofeed, says trainer Richard Gibson

It was the moment when a big reputation and price tag meant nothing, and only a BMW Hong Kong Derby win would justify everything that led to Akeed Mofeed lining up as a hot favourite for the HK$16 million classic yesterday, but champion jockey Douglas Whyte believes the winning card had been played a fortnight ago.

19 Mar 2013 - 10:26am

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