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Jockey Club Mile

Millard keeps things fresh with Ambitious Dragon

Ambitious Dragon is under a good hold by Beverley Millard, wife of trainer Tony, during a gentle gallop on the course proper yesterday. Photo: Kenneth Chan

There will be no sizzling trackwork from Ambitious Dragon this week, according to his handler Tony Millard, who says the trainer's cue is in the rack and his reigning two-time Horse of the Year is ready for a date with destiny in Sunday's Longines Hong Kong Mile.

Tuesday, 4 December, 2012, 1:37am

Hong Kong team will rise to the occasion on international day

Glorious Days' victory augurs well for next month.

Hong Kong might not have a Silent Witness going into next month's Longines international meeting pencilled in as the winner already, but Sunday's prelude events left no doubt that local horses will uphold their recent record.

21 Nov 2012 - 1:01am

Glorious Days finds another gear

Glorious Days (Douglas Whyte) revels with blinkers on as he travels like a new horse to beat Ambitious Dragon by a clear margin. He will pose a serious threat in the HK Mile next month. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Ambitious Dragon was beaten but not bowed in the Jockey Club Mile yesterday for the second year running and trainer Tony Millard quickly called for a rematch in the Longines Hong Kong Mile next month with his conqueror Glorious Days.

19 Nov 2012 - 3:16am

Millard hopes history won't repeat itself

Tony Millard

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

Trainer Ferraris forced into juggling act with Sweet Orange

Sweet Orange goes through his paces. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Trainer David Ferraris has been forced to rethink Sweet Orange's present and future plans since the stallion walked into a perfect storm of the harsh all-weather training track at Sha Tin and the new veterinary treatment policies.

16 Nov 2012 - 1:58am

Trainer Size tinkers with head gear to spark Glorious revenge

Glorious Days (green) will be out to turn the tables on favourite Ambitious Dragon this Sunday. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Champion trainer John Size has ruled Real Specialist out of this weekend's Jockey Club Mile and will rely on a freshly blinkered Glorious Days as he attempts to turn the tables on Ambitious Dragon.

13 Nov 2012 - 4:29am