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Japan Cup

Another Japan Cup, another crazy call

What can we say about the Japan Cup result? We'll leave out the swear words.

Wednesday, 28 November, 2012, 1:42am

British pair deals a blow to Sha Tin showpiece

The HK$15 million Longines Hong Kong Vase has been hit with the withdrawal of two important British drawcards at next month's showpiece meeting.

27 Nov 2012 - 1:54am

Improving Dunaden ready for top tier

Dunaden left France considered a handicapper, but arrived for his tilt at the HK$14 million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Vase via Australia as a genuine international Group One contender at set weights.

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Japan's Trailblazer serves up breakfast to remember

Melbourne Cup hero Dunaden might be favourite to gain 'gallop of the week' honours, but Japan's Cathay Pacific Hong Vase contender, Trailblazer, would surely have been a big-vote gatherer yesterday.

9 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Little Bridge can make it big in TT

Ever since 23/4 lengths separated the top five horses in last month's Jockey Club Sprint, the consensus has been that the parity of the sprinting stocks meant barrier draws would make the difference in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint.

9 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Snow Fairy injury leaves HK Vase field in tatters

The HK$14 million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Vase on December 11 has been decimated by withdrawals, with outstanding stayer Snow Fairy the latest to fall to injury after a routine workout at Sha Tin yesterday morning.

29 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Cirrus returns better than ever

The HK$20 million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup next month will feature both the world's highest-rated middle distance runner and the first Dubai World Cup winner to grace the Sha Tin turf.

French galloper Cirrus des Aigles returns for a third time lucky tilt at the Cup, over 2,000m, with the honour of being the joint highest-rated horse yet invited to the showpiece.

24 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Boys in Blue give rivals a Mastery lesson in Vase

In a moment of Frankie Dettori mastery, the HK$14 million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Vase was over in a twinkling at the 500m and heading to Dubai for the Boys In Blue for the first time.

13 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Six of the best as Player leaves Jockey Club with happy memories

The Jockey Club's departing International Racing Manager Mark Player says he will look back on his final international meeting as a culmination - when all the aspirations of his six years in the job came together to produce an unforgettable day.

13 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Soumillon to miss HK showpiece after ban for careless riding in Japan Cup

Brilliant Christophe Soumillon is the first casualty from the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Race meetings next month after a sensational Japan Cup protest result yesterday led to a careless riding ban that will see the Belgian miss both the Jockeys' Championship at Happy and international day.

29 Nov 2010 - 12:00am