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Freedom Child may crash showdown of Orb and Oxbow at Belmont Stakes

Freedom Child enters the track at Belmont Park for a morning workout, ahead of today's big race in New York. Photo: AP

With Kentucky Derby winner Orb and Preakness champ Oxbow poised for a Belmont Stakes showdown today, Freedom Child was drawing attention as a potential spoiler in the last of the year's Triple Crown races.

Saturday, 8 June, 2013, 6:17am

Double delight as Moore caps the season in style

John Size retook the mantle as leading trainer yesterday but John Moore had no qualms about handing it over, keeping his regular role as the major feature-race trainer with victories in the day's two cup events and grabbing an overdue win with Silver Grecian almost a year to the day since his first.

16 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Double delight as Clark beats his own target

Australian Tim Clark had already exceeded his own expectations in his rookie season, and a double yesterday - including his first win for a local trainer - catapulted him into the top 10 of the jockeys' championship.

9 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Turbo King to put best foot forward

Talented sprinter Turbo King is having to make up for lost time after losing most of the season through injury, but last year's Happy Valley Million Challenge winner gets his chance to strike an overdue win in the Hing Man Handicap (1,200m) tonight.

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

'Glorious will only get better from first foreign foray'

Champion jockey Douglas Whyte believes a career-worst performance could yet be the making of Glorious Days after the potential star's all-at-sea effort in Sunday's Yasuda Kinen.

The John Size-trained four-year-old never looked comfortable during his ninth start and made no impact in his first overseas Group One race.

5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Slick Bullet ready to fire on all cylinders

While Caspar Fownes' Thumbs Up ran a cracker in the Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup and Dance For Gold continued to flash untapped potential with a second win from as many starts, their stablemate Slick Bullet showed it's his turn to win with another improved performance on Sunday at Sha Tin.

1 May 2012 - 12:00am

Blight on racing will not be allowed: Kelly

Chief steward Kim Kelly says the Jockey Club will not consider the issue of pacemakers in the wake of Sunday's Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby, calling their use in other jurisdictions 'as a blight on racing'.

21 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Whyte: rival's speed could boost Fay Fay's chances

Leading trainer John Size goes into tomorrow's Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby double-handed with Real Specialist and Fay Fay, but his most important weapon as he hunts the HK$16 million classic might come from a rival stable, according to champion jockey Douglas Whyte.

17 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Super six are all in with a Derby chance, says Moore

John Moore has a record six of the 14 runners in Sunday's Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby - but it could have been even more.

'If Packing Whiz hadn't got a temperature at the wrong time, he would have made the race too,' said the trainer (pictured).

16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Derby horses can't be judged only on the race itself

There is a famous story in Australian racing, going back to the 1970s, when a Sydney-based trainer renowned for betting well took a lightly-raced horse he rated very highly in private to a low-grade, four-runner Queensland provincial race, only too happy to accept whatever odds were on offer.

14 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Derby-bound Specialist 'will only get better'

Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby-bound Real Specialist topped a treble for the John Size-Douglas Whyte Dream Team, but a miserable tempo and dropping back in distance did him no favours in justifying his selection for next Sunday's Group One feature.

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Diamond just getting better and better

John Moore's unraced youngster Sea Diamond continued to catch the eye with another fast-finishing turf trial at Sha Tin, and the trainer gave his Group One Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby-bound stablemate, Dominant, a solid workout later in the morning.

Sea Diamond was hand-picked by Moore at the 2010 Easter yearling sales in Sydney for A$200,000 (HK$1.66 million)

7 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

'Include Specialist in Derby'

Leading trainer John Size hopes Real Specialist's upward scope and obvious promise will be enough to sway the selection panel to include him in the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby field when it is announced on Wednesday.

5 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Military Attack can spoil his stablemates' Derby assault

Military Attack is one of four runners John Moore has safely qualified for the Group One Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby, but the boom import could cost another two of his stablemates a place in the classic with a win in the Lion City Handicap (1,800m), a race the trainer knows all too well.

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Wayward Straight Gold tested on turn

The athletic ability of John Moore's talented Straight Gold isn't in question, but the muscular gelding will need to learn to take a turn if he is to fulfil his promise and his remedial work began in a Sha Tin trial yesterday.

11 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

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