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Horse Racing

Racing Digest - February 23, 2014

Time has almost been called on the career of veteran sprinter Joy And Fun, but trainer Derek Cruz hopes he will go out in a blaze of glory when he returns to Dubai next month for his fourth tilt at the Group One Al Quoz Sprint (1,000m).

Monday, 24 February, 2014, 10:35am

Dundonnell stays with Yiu after finding form

Ricky Yiu Poon-fai breathed a sigh of relief when Dundonnell broke through for a maiden local victory which ensured the highly-rated import stayed in his yard, but has no plans to push on to a Group One Hong Kong Derby start with the talented four-year-old.

23 Feb 2014 - 10:36pm

Whyte takes the sweets with a dashing treble

The empire struck back with a vengeance at Sha Tin as reigning champion jockey Douglas Whyte put the Jockey Challenge to bed before halfway with a quick-fire treble and might easily have doubled his win tally for the afternoon.

24 Feb 2014 - 10:48am

Purton's Jockeys' Championship bid heats up with a double

Zac Purton awoke from a winter slumber and bounced back into form with a double to extend his Jockeys' Championship lead - but the man himself was heaping the praise on his two winners.

23 Feb 2014 - 10:46pm

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

Military prepares for Dubai attack after impressive Gold Cup win

John Moore was chasing a Dubai World Cup start for Military Attack and Akeed Mofeed was left chasing shadows as the match race of the season fizzed into a non-event in the Citibank Hong Kong Gold Cup (2,000m) on Sunday.

24 Feb 2014 - 10:45am

Tuesday's turf trials reveal ISG talents

A host of last December's Hong Kong International Sales graduates (ISGs) are already beginning to flex their muscles at the trials - led by the sales-topper Longwah Amber, who produced another nice workout during the week.

23 Feb 2014 - 10:17am

Momentum on Akeed Mofeed's side and gives him the edge against Military Attack

Akeed Mofeed is the horse with the momentum and that looks the only thing that gives him an edge on Military Attack in a fascinating Group One Citibank Hong Kong Gold Cup (2,000m) at Sha Tin.

23 Feb 2014 - 10:18am

Clear room the Key to victory for promising Witness

Tony Cruz-trained Key Witness looked more like the talented youngster who trialled in Australia when he grabbed victory at his second race start on Wednesday night and there will be many more wins ahead.

20 Feb 2014 - 8:53pm

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