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Jim and Tonic

Beauty Flash cashes in on favourite's misfortune

The dramatic late scratching of Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile favourite Able One may have cost the Jockey Club more than HK$30 million in turnover - but it also paved the way for connections of the Tony Cruz-trained Beauty Flash to claim an international Group One and the

Monday, 13 December, 2010, 12:00am

HK Vase on cards for Americain

Hong Kong-based jockey Gerald Mosse sealed yesterday's HK$47 million Melbourne Cup win on Americain with a kiss and trainer Alain de Royer-Dupre now has his sights set firmly on the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Vase next month.

3 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Right royal race proves its pedigree

The Audemars Piguet Queen ElizabethII Cup has a history almost as long as Hong Kong racing's professional era, but the world-class race we will see on Sunday has been around for little more than a decade.

24 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Race gallops onto the international stage

The Queen ElizabethII Cup has a proud history, almost as long as that of Hong Kong's professional racing itself. But the race, with its present sponsor Audemars Piguet, has only been around for just over a decade.

It was long overshadowed by the international meeting in December, and the AP QEII Cup did take its time to throw off that 'little brother' perception.

26 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Coming in from the outside

As Bill Nader watched Fairy King Prawn and Sunline stage one of the world's epic races in December, 2000, little did he know he would be back at Sha Tin in such a different capacity seven years later, but that day was certainly one of the key factors when the chance did arrive.

1 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Triumphant moments to remember

For sheer ruthless efficiency, the moment that fans will always remember was the second Hong Kong Sprint win by legendary Silent Witness at the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races. But Fairy King Prawn, in a rare defeat, will always hold a special place.

1 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

A clash of the world's best jockeys

Big racing brings big horses. And where big horses go, the cream of the jockeys will follow to compete for the highest honours and richest stakes, and Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup day at Sha Tin is no exception.

In fact, the QEII Cup was the race that really launched the career in Hong Kong of South African champion Douglas Whyte.

22 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Thumbs up to past glory

Over the years, the race has seen more than a few dramatic twists. Will next Sunday be another dramatic one for the annual race? A look at the race's history might shed some light on the future:


22 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Pearl's injury means no SAR gallopers for Lion City leg

The breakdown of Russian Pearl following his brave third in last week's Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup has meant Hong Kong will have no representative in the second leg of the World Racing Championships in Singapore.

1 May 2005 - 12:00am

Mosse off to a Super start in Lion City

Gerald Mosse left a huge impression on the racing public of Singapore yesterday, riding a winning double including the Group One Lion City Cup (1,200m) on outsider Super Racer.

16 May 2004 - 12:00am

Mosse's magic brings out best in Ain't Here

David Hayes often talks about Gerald Mosse's magic touch with horses, and it was perfectly illustrated again in Singapore yesterday morning when the Frenchman guided Ain't Here through a much-improved final gallop for tomorrow's second leg of the World Racing Series.

15 May 2004 - 12:00am

Watch for Super Molly in Mile, says confident Mosse

There are moments in an interview when jockey Gerald Mosse lights up instantly with a laugh and a smile and the rider's compatibility with top Hong Kong trainer David Hayes seems obvious. Like Hayes, he is easy going and personable, talented and conscientious. And their two months of informal partnership has returned eight wins from 38 runners, including three top class features.

14 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Mosse fails to place in France

Gerald Mosse, who missed yesterday's Sha Tin meeting to ride in his native France, failed in his main objective when May Ball finished unplaced in the Group One Prix de l'Abbaye at Longchamp.

7 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Jim and Tonic joins QEII Cup casualty list

The $14 million Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup has been hit with a new round of withdrawals from the overseas contingent, with ageing star Jim And Tonic and lone American entry With Anticipation now expected to miss the 2,000-metre race on Sunday week.

12 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Derby heroes invited to Singapore

Derby winners Olympic Express and Industrial Pioneer have been invited to represent Hong Kong in next month's $12.75 million Singapore Airlines International Cup. The pair are among 12 overseas selections for the Group One 2,000-metre event, the third leg of the 14-race World Series, at Kranji on May 11.

11 Apr 2002 - 12:00am